A pivotal technocrat on Digitalization of Africa Agriculture
- November 13, 2019
By David Peter
“Agriculture remains the backbone of the Africa economy civilization”. As, agriculture continues to generate employment in Africa over the coming order of magnitude in decades, agribusinesses around agriculture, including processing, packaging, transportation, distribution, marketing and financial services, could also create jobs for young people, especially those in rural areas.
David Peter, The Founder, African Farming Students’ Association an agricultural NGO whose aimed to inspire enthusiastic scholars to pursue careers in agriculture having a shared vision in collaboration with the Global Agricultural and Research Forum, Ghana SDGs Achievers NGO Award gives highest dithyramb to the industrious Project Manager of Cross River State, His Excellency, Sir. Sen, Prof, Benedict Bengioushuye Ayade, KSJ on his giants revolutionary projects in the agricultural sector as abandoned over years in Cross River State, Nigeria.
Peter, expressed Ayade as the Governor of Africa having a limelight vision on the grandiose and magnificent potentials in agriculture. He added, There is a potential for agriculture to create employment in Cross River State, however, African youths in Sub-Saharan Africa do not realize agriculture as a profitable opportunity for livelihood.He said, Agriculture remains the second largest employer of labour in Africa. However, According to, Sahel and West African club Secretariat on its agricultural policy and statistics it shows; 66% of total employment in West Africa is in the food economy, 78% of food economy jobs are still in agriculture, 81% of jobs in rural areas are in the food economy, 35% of jobs in urban areas are in the food economy, while 31% of all nonagricultural jobs in West Africa are in the off-farm segments of the food economy, 85% of rural food economy jobs are in agriculture, 68% of all employed women work in the food system, 64% of employed 20 to 29 year olds are in the food economy.