President John Magufuli of Tanzania said that challenges facing African agriculture are exacerbated by shortage of industries that would have ensured value-added agricultural produces.
Speaking in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, President Magufuli said price volatility in the international market is a cause for concern for African farmers.
Dr. Magufuli, said in Lilongwe when gracing the 2019 Tobacco Marketing Season in Malawi that it was high time African countries to address the challenges because majority of their citizens depended on agriculture.
President Magufuli gave an example of Tanzania where he said the sector gives the country a 100 per cent assurance of food security, employing almost 70 per cent of its young people, contributing 65 per cent of the highly needed raw materials in industries.
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