Nelspruit is the capital of the Mpumalanga province in South Africa. This small city is one of the fastest growing and most beautiful cities in South Africa. It was first founded by three brothers from the Nel Family in 1895. This city had a population of 220,000 back in 2000 and has 2 airports. It was also chosen to host the 2010 FIFA World cup where they spent R1.05 billion for a stadium construction.
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With Africa’s sunny climate and fertile soil, Nelspruit’s agriculture is very favorable for their agricultural products. The major industries in Nelspruit are canning, juicing and extract of citrus fruits. Mangoes, bananas, avocados, papayas and macadamia nuts are among the citrus and tropical fruits that this region mainly produces.
The agricultural industries can have a very competitive advantage against other countries. Since the country’s agriculture is already a part of the African culture, more than 60% of Africans are already involved in farming. The land is also very rich and arable. With an estimated number of 300 million hectares of land that are fertile and can be used for farming fruits and vegetables, other countries should be jealous of this country’s wealthy land.
Africa’s climate is also very favorable for planting crops and the access to water is going to help nurture the plants. The good agriculture in this country can benefit the economy because there is a market ready to consume the crops right inside of Africa. Since the local consumption exceeds the production right now, farmers won’t have to worry about selling their crops because the customers are right inside their country.
The agriculture industry in Africa plays a big role in the country’s GDP. With one-third of the GDP, this industry is one of the things that can improve the country’s economy. This seems to be true as African leaders appointed Akinwumi Adesina as the agricultural minister last 2015. This development is a signal that the agricultural industry should not be left behind and shall be given proper attention to by the leaders.
The potential arable land in Africa of 300 million hectares are rain-fed arable and the greatest potential is in South Africa. The industry generates crops at $280 billion a year and can still grow in future up to $880 billion in 2030. This potential provides market opportunities that will meet the needs of African nations that are still spending billions of dollars to import food from other countries.
With agriculture’s importance to the economy, the new generation should also be taught about it. As engineers, nurses, teachers, and other professions increase, farmers should also grow in number in order to accommodate the country’s agricultural needs. As more countries are depending on agriculture for more nutritious foods, there is the bigger opportunity for farmers in the future.
Being a part of Africa’s growth should also involve being able to help the country’s agricultural sector. Embracing agriculture’s vast opportunities for everyone in the future can benefit not only the country but also the world. Struggling farmers should be given more assistance and care by the public and private sectors to help with Africa’s growth.