5 Great Job Industries for Recent African College Graduates

Lawretta Egba June 14, 2016

Nature's bounty is awaiting willing farmers. Stanley Kwenda/IPS.

Nature’s bounty is awaiting willing farmers. Stanley Kwenda/IPS.

Agriculture is one of the most profitable sources of income in Africa. This is attributable to the vast distribution of arable land and the growing African population in need of basic necessities.

It is also highly underutilized. Many shy away from it because of the perception that agriculture is a job for the “uncivilized.” On the contrary, agriculture – be it fishery, crop farming or animal rearing – has proven to be not only quite rewarding but also quite easy to break into, at least on a small scale.

Recent college graduates could start on a smaller scale with very little capital and gather as much knowledge as required in order to harness the full potential that it provides, especially if they intend to continue in the industry for the long term.  Aliko Dangote, the richest man in Africa, is a wonderful example of the full potential that lies in venturing into the agricultural industry.


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