Agriculture is Africa’s future trump card

Comment on this story

Africa’s agricultural sector could become a $1 trillion (R9.09 trillion) industry by 2030 if governments and the private sector radically rethink policies and support for farmers, according to a World Bank report released yesterday.

 Africa’s food market, currently valued at $313 billion a year, could triple if farmers modernised their practices and had better access to credit, new technology, irrigation and fertilisers, according to the recent report by the World Bank, “Growing Africa: Unlocking the potential of agribusiness”. – Reuters

sign up

Comment Guidelines

  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.