Increased agriculture production must help create African jobs

The ability of African economies in sub-Saharan Africa to create enough jobs for a young and growing population rests on the urgent and successful implementation of structural reforms to increase productivity. That’s the key finding in the latest report on Africa’s competitiveness by the World Economic Forum (WEF). African economies…

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Zambian farming has potential to lead economic development – report

Zambia could become southern Africa’s bread basket, and agricultural growth should be the key to achieving the country’s developmental objectives. This according to the first Agriculture Status Report of the Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute. The institute is a non-profit company and a combined effort between the Zambian government and…

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Agri-parks a boost for smallholder farmers

The launch of an agri-park, the first of five in the Gauteng province in South Africa, looks set to fast-track smallholder farmers in the region into the commercial stream. The agri-parks programme was set in motion in 2015, with a purpose to economically transform rural areas, provide communities with jobs,…

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