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New online education platform to help create a fresh wave of farmers and agriculturalists in Africa

The agriculture sector in Africa is the least productive in the world – delivering a 36% productivity rate to be precise[1]. While the global agriculture industry is being transformed by significant advances in technology, Africa’s agricultural education sector is failing to produce a new wave of farmers and agriculturalists, with fewer youngsters being drawn to study agriculture as a career.

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Agri Processing

As the name suggests, the agri-processing industry transforms and adds value to products that originate from agriculture, forestry and fisheries and its Standard Industrial Classification categorises 11 divisions that make up the sector: food, beverages, paper and paper products, wood and wood products, textiles, wearing apparel, furniture, tobacco, rubber products, footwear and leather and leather products.

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African Agri Investment Indaba 2016

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The African Agri Investment Indaba (AAII), took place from the 28 – 30 November 2016 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in South Africa.

The African Agri Investment Indaba (AAII) was the global meeting place for agri investment in Africa which brought together over 600 key stakeholders – from governments, banks, financiers, investors, project owners, project developers, commercial farmers and the agro-processing industry – to discuss trends that will likely influence food and agribusiness economics over the next decade in Africa.

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