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Did you know?

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: 54gene, mPharma, Cambridge Industries, FlexFinTx, Kuda, Moringa School and Sokowatch.

Family farms and farming photos in Africa

Agriculture is Africa's biggest employer, tourism is a distant second. Family farms on average are 2.5 acres and are defined as farms that rely on family labor. Family farms in Africa employ around two-thirds of the population.

African agriculture is divided into two different types, including industrialized agriculture and subsistence agriculture.

Picking Tea Leaves for White African Tea

Africa has rich farming abundant cultivated and uncultivated arable land with subtropical and tropical climates that permit long growing seasons. Farming is the primary source of food and income for Africans; Africa should have the best-fed people on earth. Farming Mother Africa photos, experts say the continent must transform traditional farming methods in favor of modern technology.
Selling bananas in the Tanzanian Mara region

Agriculture forms a significant portion of the economies of all African countries. Agriculture employs 65 percent of Africa’s labor force and accounts for 32 percent of gross domestic product. Africa has enormous potential, not only to feed itself and eliminate hunger and food insecurity but also to be a major player in global food markets.
At the Chat market in Ethiopia

The year 2014 was the Year of Agriculture in Africa, more than half of all people living in Africa depend on agriculture for all or part of their livelihood. More so than in other continents, Africa is dominated by family farming, which relies mainly on family labor.
Women farmers in South Africa

If the day of harvesting or eating yams is the same as the day of planting yams, even goats will not be allowed to eat the yam peels. - African Food Proverb

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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