Browsing: African youth and agriculture

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  • Industry experts now say that the lack of youth involvement in Agriculture is inhibiting the sector’s growth
  • Farmer on Fire Founder Wangari Kuria said that young people in Sub-Saharan Africa often view agriculture as inefficient and uninteresting
  • Kuria said the issue has led to a situation where the average age of Africa’s farmers is 60 while the median age of the population is 19

An industry expert has said that the lack of youth involvement in Agriculture is inhibiting the sector’s growth.

Farmer on Fire Founder and Chief Executive Officer Wangari Kuria said that young people in Sub-Saharan Africa often view agriculture as inefficient and uninteresting.

Kuria said the issue has led to a situation where the average age of Africa’s farmers is 60 while the median age of the population is 19.

“Young people aspire to formal sector employment and modern urban lifestyles. They do not consider agriculture as …