Article published in Forskning & Framsteg
8 October 2015
By Jackie Opara
Nigeria. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Africa has the youngest population in the world. Sixty percent are between 15 and 24 years old. In many African countries, the population increases more rapidly than in the rest of the world, which means an increased demand for food. Meanwhile, sixty percent of the world’s fertile but uncultivated land can be found in Africa.
This has meant that many African countries are trying to attrac young people to become “agripreneurs”, a merge of “agriculture” and “entrepreneur”. It refers to young people who love farming and approach it with a business mind.