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How agrifood systems are powering employment in Africa

How agrifood systems are powering employment in Africa

AFRICA is leveraging its huge small-scale farming community to grow its agrifood sector and provide additional jobs for a ballooning population expected to double by 2050. Some 290 million Africans are employed in food and agriculture, according to a recent Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) study, a number that is "only second to Asia, where some 790 million people are employed in agrifood systems". The report, 'Estimating Global and Country Level Employment in Agrifood Systems, notes that the high number of jobs created in Africa reflects the efforts made by different countries to invest in and empower farmers. "There are…
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Agriculture and food: Africa’s economic engine

Agriculture and food: Africa’s economic engine

BONFACE ORUCHO, BIRD STORY AGENCY AFRICA is leveraging its huge small-scale farming community to grow its agrifood sector and provide additional jobs for a ballooning population expected to double by 2050. Some 290 million Africans are employed in food and agriculture, according to a recent Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) study, a number that is "only second to Asia, where some 790 million people are employed in agrifood systems". The report, 'Estimating Global and Country Level Employment in Agrifood Systems, notes that the high number of jobs created in Africa reflects the efforts made by different countries to invest in…
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