How do most Africans make a living?
With 70 percent of Africans dependent on agriculture for livelihoods, the sector is critical to the economies of all African countries. As a sector, its growth is central to increasing prosperity, food security, industrialization, intra-African trade and to bolstering Africa’s contribution to global trade.
What does the African economy rely on?
Africa as a whole has abundant natural resources, but much of its economy has remained predominantly agricultural, and subsistence farming still engages more than 60 percent of the population.
Why is Africa growing so fast?
These questions can best be answered by considering the key drivers of population growth in Africa. The main one is high fertility which is driven by multiple factors, including high desired family size, low levels of use of modern contraceptives, and high levels of adolescent childbearing.