Rapidly rising demand for food fuelled by population growth, urbanisation and income growth comes with enormous opportunities for employment creation in the agri-food sector in sub-Saharan Africa. The sector has great potential to be a driver of economic transformation.
This policy brief highlights the main results of a GIZ-supported study of the evolving employment dynamics in agricultural value chains in sub-Saharan Africa, conducted by Michigan State University.
Three main pathways are described that provide job opportunities in agricultural value chains and in non-farm sectors. Furthermore, the study summarises key entry points for investment and policy actions to promote inclusive, competitive and productive agri-food systems generating employment opportunities and contributing to economic growth and transformation.
Heike Höffler (firstname.lastname@example.org), lead Sector Project Agricultural Trade, Agribusiness, Agricultural Finance