The global development framework – Agenda 2030 – revolves around the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which has a total of 169 targets covering economic, social development, and environmental protection. As a more forward-looking developmental agenda, it seeks to address the lapses in the achievements of the last Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and has poverty eradication as its overarching goal. It provides opportunities for engagements and partnership to address global challenges in an all-inclusive manner. It also seeks to foster prosperity, peace and partnerships for sustainable development which are crucial to economic sustainability, especially in developing countries 
Generally, economic activities in rural areas of developing countries face a lot of challenges which limit livelihood opportunities for the rural people. Poor state of infrastructure in rural areas of developing countries and limited access to financial capital limit investment opportunities . Agriculture – the predominant economic activity in rural Africa is seriously affected. African agriculture’s performance below its potential makes the future bleak in terms of food self-sufficiency . Among other constraints, poor access to fund that can be used to purchase inputs make farming and food production difficult while farmers suffer great post-harvest loses due to rural infrastructure deficit in forms of bad road network and lack of stable electricity supply. Therefore, majority of the farmers, who are smallholders, live in abject poverty . Despite that Africa is home to 20 % of the world youth, agriculture is an occupation of the aged who are less productive due mass exodus of young people from rural areas [5, 6].
However, Agenda 2030 supports the African Union’s Agenda 2063 in which the Common African Position (CAP), is articulated to drive evolution of an integrated, prosperous, and peaceful Africa that is driven by and managed by its own citizens. CAP promises to promote development outcomes such as technology, and innovation; people-center development; environmental sustainability; natural resources management and disaster risk management; peace and security; and finance and partnerships from which African farmers stand to benefit . If well implemented in all its facets, agenda 2030 can promote technology adoption and access to finance among African farmers and help reduce poverty among them. Since improved technology adoption increases farmers’ productivity, more can be achieved in terms of food self-sufficiency in Africa. Farmers can also practice sustainable food production with good insight into how natural resources can be productively managed.
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