Employment generation in African agriculture.

By Carl Eicher [and others.]
  • 66 Pages
  • 0.42 MB
  • English

Michigan State University] , [East Lansing
Agricultural laborers -- Africa, Labor supply -- Africa, Africa -- Rural condi
SeriesInstitute of International Agriculture, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Research report, no. 9
ContributionsEicher, Carl
LC ClassificationsHD1538 A2 E67
The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17510138M

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Employment generation in African agriculture. East Lansing, Michigan State University] (OCoLC) The government has a key role to play in employment generation in the country. In fact, it must persevere to increase the employment levels of the country.

In the light of this, governments in the past have acted to deal with unemployment in India. The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) was passed in The NREGA seeks to. Abstract: This paper examines Agricultural Development and employment generation with particular reference to Nigeria.

The paper acknowledged the important role agriculture plays in developing countries such as Nigeria not only in employment generation but also for overall economic growth.

Job search within and outside the country The use of mobile phones to search for jobs is a common phenomenon among young people in sub-Saharan Africa, including those in all the eight study Employment generation in African agriculture. book. Employment in agriculture (% of total employment) (modeled ILO estimate) from The World Bank: Data Learn how the World Bank Group is helping countries with COVID (coronavirus).

Find Out. Political Settlement Analysis of Employment Creation in Agriculture and Agro-industries in Nigeria. Partnership for African Social and Governance Research Working Paper No. Nairobi, Kenya April UTAFITI SERA POLICY BRIEF Fig Mammoth crowd of job-seeking youth applying for limited space in a government agency in various locations.

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average, less than 2 hectares. As such, agriculture remains Africa’s surest bet for growing inclusive economies and creating decent jobs mainly for the youth. Most indications are that we are ready for take-off. The prospects for African agriculture Employment generation in African agriculture.

book favorable, despite the recent slowing in economic growth across much of the. For the over two million population of Yobe State and, with a land mass of 45, square kilometers, agriculture has remained a major preoccupation. Almost every household has a history of crop.

The generation succeeding the first migrants had a very tough time settling in such environment where every provision of the social justice was trampled upon by the society. They were deprived of even the most basic of the amenities such as education, health, safe drinking water and employment.

The. In its first-ever Africa Human Development Report, released in Mayit argued that a situation in which African governments spend more money on the military than on agriculture is unsustainable.

Employment by industry is broken down by agriculture, construction, industry including construction, manufacturing and services activities. This indicator is seasonally adjusted and it is measured in thousands of people. Agribook Digital is South Africa’s largest farming and agriculture online handbook.

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Sande Olocho Decem at pm. Many young people consider agriculture as a boring and tedious vocation that is meant for the old folk, those who have failed to achieve academically or those who have not secured blue collar employment in urban areas and yet the sustainability and growth of the agriculture sector for food security in Africa and the rest of the World.

8 African agricultural development paths over the last 30 years Contrary to popular belief, agricultural production in Africa has increased steadily: its value has almost tripled (+%), and is al. The world's second-fastest-growing region must speed up job creation to sustain its successes.

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By focusing on labor-intensive sectors such as agriculture, some types of manufacturing, and retail and hospitality, African nations could boost the number of new wage-paying jobs from 54 million on current trends to 72 million by Rethinking Job Creation and Employment Generation Strategies in Nigeria.

Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA) natural job creators agriculture, commerce and distribution, and communications – in South Africa, it can only get worse in Nigeria. outside the agricultural sector as well 4 (see box Regional impacts).

Challenges facing rural economies Year after year, millions of jobs need to be created to provide employment and income for a growing population. McKinsey estimates that in Africa more than million young people will enter the job market over the next.

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Agriculture is the backbone of Africa’s economy. For 70 percent of the population, it is the primary source of livelihood and ac-counts for about 25 percent of the continent’s GDP.

However, Africa’s agricultural productivity and yields are among the low-est. Yields in African agriculture are less than half of those achieved in Asia. Youth unemployment and underemployment are serious problems in most countries, and often more severe in rural than in urban areas.

Small‐scale agriculture is the developing world's single biggest source of employment, and with the necessary support it can offer a sustainable and productive alternative to the expansion of large‐scale, capital‐intensive, labour‐displacing corporate farming.

Dr. Adesina spoke of his commitment to “continuing Dr. Borlaug’s legacy of taking agricultural technologies to the farmers,” which is a goal I recently wrote about and strongly support.

The other part of his message that stood out for me was the need to accelerate investments to get younger African commercial farmers and ag entrepreneurs into agriculture.

Sincethe construction sector added almost as many new non-farm jobs as the next four top job-generating sectors—trade, miscellaneous services, transport and storage, and education.

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agriculture sector, economic growth will be almost impossible to achieve without developing the sector. Furthermore, the importance of agriculture to the Nigerian economy is evident in the nation‟s natural endowments in production factors – extensive arable land, water, human resources, and capital.

Africa’s population will nearly double by and quadruple bymaking it harder to feed communities and generate wealth, but agriculture in Africa has the potential to flourish.

In fact, Africa can add 20 percent more grain to the billion tons of worldwide production, and nearly the same amount of fruits and vegetables. Rebranding agriculture in schools 5 3.

Young Women Open Schools 6 4. On-the-job training 7 5. PhD training in agriculture 9 6. Distance learning for young farmers 10 7.s for extension servicesICT 11 8. ICT solutions for agriculture 13 9.

Youth resource centres on agriculture 15 Conclusions 16 2. Access to land 19 Introduction manner. The National Employment Policy and Strategy (N EPS) of Ethiopia is prepared in response to the need for such a framework to guide interventions aimed at improving employment and its poverty outcomes in the country.

This National Employment Policy and. gest that there are few viable alternatives to agriculture, espe-cially given many African countries’ small and poorly performing industrial sectors. During –, African industry, including mining and mineral-based manufacturing, grew at % per year compared to % for agriculture (World Bank, ).3 Africa also faces increasing.

Agriculture, while remaining important, is not the sole nor, in some cases, necessarily the principal activity of the poor. The Rural Income Generating Activities (RIGA) project aims at promoting the understanding of the role of such activities for poverty reduction and development through.

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The practices de-scribed here can be employed in a variety of climates. Taking all of the available opportunities in mind, the BFAP found that South African agriculture has the potential to create new jobs. At the same time, it has to be borne in mind that the movement of South Africans out of the poorest Living Standards Measures (LSM) 1 to 3, as well as the movement of people upwards through LSMs 4 to 77 Agriculture Africa jobs available on Apply to Community Service Officer, Communication Specialist, Business Development Specialist and more!