Agriculture, known also as husbandry or farming, is the science of cultivating plants, animals, and other life forms for food, fiber, and fuel. The agricultural industry includes enterprises engaged in growing crops, raising fish and animals, and logging wood, which encompasses farms, dairies, hatcheries, and ranches.
Rudimentary farming developed approximately 10,000 years ago. Archeological records reveal that people first planted seeds about 9000 B.C. However, it would be another thousand years before farming produced crops as a primary source of food. As the skills of farmers increased, food production improved. Animal husbandry, fishing, and planting skills became more sophisticated. You can read more about the different crops, livestock and fishing, industry, transportation, power and trade here. http://bit.ly/3bdDn5X
AGRICULTURE IN AFRICA
Agriculture is by far the single most important economic activity in Africa. It provides employment for about two-thirds of the continents population and for each country contributes an average of 30 to 60 percent of gross domestic product and about 30 percent of the value of exports. Nonetheless, arable land and land under permanent crops occupy only about 6 percent of Africa’s total land area.
Africa is endowed with a wide diversity of agro-ecological zones. These zones range from the heavy rain-forest vegetation with bi-annual rainfall to relatively sparse, dry and arid vegetation with low uni-modal rainfall. This diversity is a tremendous asset, but it also poses a substantial challenge for African agricultural development.
On the one hand, it creates a vast potential with respect to the mix of agricultural commodities and products which can be produced and marketed in domestic and external markets. On the other hand, the diversity implies that there are no universal solutions to agricultural development problems across the continent. Consequently, programming and implementing interventions in the sector must be tailored to the particular conditions of the different agro-ecological zones and to prevailing socio-economic conditions of rural households within individual countries.
AGRICULTURE AT SUMMIT RECRUITMENT AND SEARCH
At Summit, agriculture entails jobs in livestock farming, poultry, dairy and farming. With the new innovations constantly emerging within the agriculture industry, and the range of skills needed that come with change, have you got the right people in the right roles?
We have specialized recruiters with experience in the industry who are fully certified practitioners in Lumina Select, the preferred psychometric tool used by Summit. We have worked with major players in the industry, posting both junior and senior level jobs with individuals who have acted as valuable assets to the organizations.
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