Africa is famous for being rich in natural resources: oil, gas, minerals and metals account for the main exports of the continent. The mining industry has gone through some record changes due to the high prices of commodities and mineral reserves exploration. Nevertheless, the mining industry is recognized for being one of the most well-paid industrial sectors, with huge and diverse employment positions offered.
Africa is the largest producer for diamonds, producing half of the world’s diamonds. Having a huge impact on the economic growth of the continent, diamonds are mined in about 25 countries with South Africa being the largest platform for diamonds, despite challenges of the industry becoming more and more difficult.
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 Record, Africa HR Solutions Ltd has become a major player in the African market regarding Professional Employment Outsourcing (PEO), payroll and compliance.
"The mining industry is recognized for being one of the most well-paid industrial sectors"