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Farming Africa’s untapped giant

18 days ago, 09:46

By: Anders Ostman

Africa faces a gigantic population increase. In 2050 the continent’s population will reach 2.5 billion compared to 1 billion in the year 2000. It is also a very young population: 40 per cent under 15 years of age and 60 per cent under 25. Even if the population growth slows, which can be seen in some parts, the demographic transition has a time lag, so it won’t stop the population reaching 2.5 billion. So Africa needs to create 18 million jobs every year. Urbanisation is rapid, though more than ...
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