Agriculture currently accounts for 32% of Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP), making it Africa’s second-largest industrial sector. In countries such as Burundi, Burkina Faso, and Madagascar, more than 80% of the labor force works in agriculture. A Mckinsey Global study estimates that African agriculture will grow by 6% annually until 2030. Evidently, agriculture has the potential to transform Africa; but how can Africa reap all possible benefits from that transformation?
In January of this year, Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, director of African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) brought this discussion to an international stage, engaging several audiences in the US.
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