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Agricultural growth trends and outlook for Southern Africa

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, along with other African countries, have recognized and prioritized the agriculture sector as key to overall economic growth, poverty reduction, and enhancing food security and have…


Weathering the storm:

Agriculture is crucial for development in Africa, as the majority of the population lives in rural areas and at least 70 percent of the workforce is engaged in agriculture. In many African countries, growth in agriculture is the most effective…


Monitoring agricultural sector performance, growth, and poverty in Africa

Agriculture provides the backbone of the economy in many African countries. Moreover, the majority of the rural poor depend on agriculture either directly or indirectly for their livelihoods.1 Developing agriculture specifi cally and the rural sector…