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Africa’s youth and abundant arable land are a potential winning combination

October 15th, 2015 / The Conversation

Africa’s agricultural sector has the lowest productivity in the world, contributing to food insecurity and malnutrition on the continent. But sub-Saharan Africa has two abundant resources: its youth and agricultural land. With the youngest population globally and the largest share of the world’s arable land, Africa stands to benefit greatly …

Youth are agriculture’s future

June 20th, 2015 / Mail & Guardian, South Africa

The farming sector is growing and facing major changes that increasingly require more skilled labour. Recent data from Stats SA shows that the agricultural sector was the leading job creator in the first quarter of 2015, adding 150 000 jobs. This is a significant achievement, considering the challenges within the …