Agriculture and Farming

The agricultural and farming industry in Africa has always been the most important sector of the continent: it represents Africa’s largest GDP, as well as its largest income. Rich in biodiversity and natural resources, flora and fauna, investments in this industry are key for its economic growth (especially since the largest percentage of Africa’s employed population works in agriculture.)

Unfortunately, due to crises some African countries are going through such as climate change, political instability and natural disasters, it is still tough for some countries to take on agriculture as the main source of economic growth. The impact of these crises is undeniable, but can be alleviated with smart business practices and an empowered workforce.

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"Because agriculture in Africa is the most effective industry to fight against poverty and other issues, its innovators and investors has taken steps in modernization."

"Rich in biodiversity and natural resources, flora and fauna, investments in this industry are key for its economic growth."

Agriculture for future developments

The technology of Africa’s agronomy sector is at its turning point, as researchers work to grow and evolve every day to provide food security to African communities. Because agriculture in Africa is the most effective industry to fight against poverty and other issues, its innovators and investors has taken steps in modernization.

Modern agriculture is a term generally described by farmers who use new forms of technology to be more effective. It is of critical importance to find ways on how to optimize farming and agriculture. Mobile technology and globalization enables farmers to better market their products. Thanks to the internet and social media, talents and great minds are now able to share ideas and work together to improve this industry and thus boost Africa’s economy.

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Drones were recently implemented to help African agriculture. South Africa is the first African country to use this contemporary method. Drones are now being used for precision agriculture, soil and field tests and analysis, crop monitoring and health tests.

Types of popular crops you can find in Africa

Crops across Africa are grown for both local consumption and exporting; corn is a classic and versatile example of this.

Africa’s climate is incredibly varied and is able to host a wide variety of crops. Yams, potatoes, avocados, tomatoes and onions are common African vegetable crops. The fruit crops include grapefruits, pears, plums, apricots, mangoes, peaches, apples, melons, pineapples, guavas, plantains and bananas. Others include cotton, tobacco, tea, coffee, sugar cane, nuts, seeds and cut flowers. Farmers are able to breed many species of fish, goats, ostriches, sheep and cows.

Africa HR Solutions is active in the agriculture and farming industry and is the leading African employment expert. As Employer of RecordAfrica HR Solutions Ltd has become a major player in the African market regarding Professional Employment Outsourcing (PEO), payroll and compliance.

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