Africa’s Changing Farm Structure and Employment Challenge

Even under optimistic assumptions about the rate of urbanization and growth of non-farm employment, agriculture will still be the main source of livelihood for the majority of Africans for at least the next several decades (Losch 2012). Non-farm wage jobs in SubSaharan Africa will be able to absorb between 40 to 65 percent of the additional 122 million workers estimated to enter the labor force before 2020 (Fine et al. 2012). This means that farming will be called upon to provide gainful employment for at least a third of young Africans entering the labor force till at least 2025. However, for agriculture to provide viable employment, young people will require access to land.


Issue Date:
Apr 04 2014
Publication Type:
Report
Language:
English
Total Pages:
5
Series Statement:
FSP Policy Research Brief




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