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Africa's Youth Turning to Agricultural Careers

Squeezed out of the white collar job markets in many African nation’s growing cities, more youth across the continent are looking to agriculture as a viable employment alternative and are moving away from the usual cash crops in favor of faster maturing organic food crops.

According to the ‘2015 African Agriculture Status Report’ produced by the Alliance for a Green Revolution (Agra), outdated land-tenure systems and lack of access to finance has deterred new entrants to farming in Africa.

The Agra report warned that the continent will not solve its chronic food shortages or worrying unemployment levels among its youth without wholesale changes.

And it looks like more youth on the continent are heading this call and are embracing farming as their first choice job.


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