Africa agriculture status report

Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa still provides a relatively large share of the gross domestic product (GDP), but productivity in the sector lags considerably behind that of other continents, as well as the region’s potential. On average, about 65% of Africa’s labor force is employed in agriculture, yet the sector accounts for about 32% of GDP, reflecting relatively low productivity. Africa’s rural population, therefore, has been unable to move out of poverty principally because of inability to transform their basic economic activity—agriculture—to high productivity levels. Because of its contribution to the economy, the agriculture sector’s poor performance is one of the major barriers to development on the African continent. . . . → Read More:  Africa-agriculture-status-report[1] (PDF -3565Kb)

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