The state of agriculture in Africa | Land Portal

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April 1970
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The importance of the agriculture sector in Africa, considered "both at production and employment levels is generally fully appreciated; in most African countries, especially in the South of Sahara, the share of agriculture in the GDP accounts for almost 40 per cent, and it is to be pointed out that 80 per cent of the population is living on this activity. Over the period 1968-69, the African agricultural situation was influenced by natural or political events whose consequences may hamper the tendencies towards changes and progress- Therefore, it appears necessary to put the results recently experienced by the African agriculture back into the context of its development for about the last 10 years.

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The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC; French: Conseil économique et social des Nations unies, CESNU) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, responsible for coordinating the economic and social fields of the organisation, specifically in regards to the 15 specialised agencies, the eight functional commissions and the five regional commissions under its jurisdiction.


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