Agriculture is both an engine of economic development and a source of wellbeing, but much of the African continent has failed to make good on the promise agricultural development.
In sub-Saharan Africa, Agriculture directly contributes to 34 percent of the GDP and 64 percent of employment, and agricultural products compose about 20 percent of Africa’s exports. This means it is a major contributor to the continent’s economy and overall development, as well as to the rest of the world. Agricultural education is an effective way of passing on knowledge acquired first hand to those that matter the most: the youth.
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