The food economy is the biggest employer in West Africa accounting for 66% of total employment. While the majority of food economy jobs are in agriculture, off-farm employment in food-related manufacturing and service activities is increasing as the food economy adapts to rapid population growth, urbanisation and rising incomes.
This paper quantifies and describes the structure of employment in the food economy across four broad segments of activities:
- marketing and
- food-away-from home.
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Source: PAEPARD FEED