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1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

Africa’s top 20 most important Agriculture Products

Africa’s top 20 most important agricultural products are in order, Livestock, Maize, Cassava, Cotton, Coffee, Rice, Peanuts, Bananas, Sorghum, Fish, Sugarcane, Cocoa, Millet, Non-root Vegetables, Beans, Palm Kernels and Oil, Timber, Wheat, Sweet Potatoes, and Tea Leaves.

In Africa, most of whose people are farmers, agriculture provides 60 – 80 percent of all employment

African Agriculture Products

Number of  African Countries  Dependent

Livestock

41

Corn (Maize)

35

Cassava

28

Cotton

27

Coffee

25

Rice

23

Peanuts

21

Bananas

20

Sorghum

19

Fish

17

Sugarcane

16

Cocoa

15

Millet

15

Non-root Vegetables

15

Beans

13

Palm Kernels and Oil

13

Timber

12

Wheat

11

Sweet Potatoes

10

Tea Leaves

10

Africans are dependent mostly on agriculture to make a living

African agriculture is complex at best. In Africa, most of whose people are farmers, agriculture provides 60 – 80 percent of all employment, constitutes the backbone of most African economies; in most countries, it is still the largest contributor to the gross domestic product. 

Unfortunately, farmers are generally small scale players with no cash seed monies or access to loans necessary to improve agricultural production and begin to generate investable surpluses. Many African countries have no local private sector to speak of in the agricultural areas. 

In many African countries it is forbidden for a woman to inherit or purchase land. Poor political and economic governance are twin root causes of much of the malaise that afflicts Africa. Unstable governments create general political and economic uncertainty, an unpredictable environment for business, political unrest and, sometimes, even war that make pursuit of economic growth difficult.

Farmers and pastoralists all over Africa are increasingly turning to goats as a means of survival and a way of boosting their incomes. This presents African governments responsible for animal resources with new opportunities for reaching the poorest farmers in their countries. 

In 2017, seven of the 20 fastest growing economies in the world were in Africa according to The International Monetary Fund, also known as the Fund. Although great strides have been made towards poverty reduction in Africa, the region hosts half of the world’s extreme poor. 

Latest estimates suggest that the share of the African population in extreme poverty declined from 57% in 1990 to 41% in 2013. The protracted conflict in many African regions has also created the poverty divide. Around 20 countries out of 54 in Africa are categorized as fragile or conflict-affected. The Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes Region have been in conflict for over 20 years. 

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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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