Agricultural growth will prove essential for improving the welfare of the vast majority of Africaâ€™s poor. Roughly 80 percent of the continentâ€™s poor live in rural areas, and even those who do not will depend heavily on increasing agricultural productivity to lift them out of poverty. Seventy percent of all Africansâ€” and nearly 90 percent of the poorâ€”work primarily in agriculture. As consumers, all of Africaâ€™s poorâ€”both urban and ruralâ€”count heavily on the efficiency of the continentâ€™s farmers.
2020 Vision Focus 12- Building on successes in African agriculture
Johns Hopkins University Press
Successes in African agriculture