During the early Mesozoic Era, Africa was attached to all the other continents to form one gigantic continental landmass called Pangea. Pangea later broke apart to form the world’s continents as we know them today.
- Neocolonialism is a real threat with over 1 million Chinese citizens on the African continent. Angola alone has a population of over 350,000 Chinese.
- Over 90% of soils are unsuitable for agriculture and only 0.25% has moderate to low potential for sustainable farming.
- Over 55% of Africa’s labour force working in food production with vast areas of arable and pastoral lands supporting agricultural economies.
- Rainfall variability is very high – from 0 mm/year in the Sahara to 9,500 mm/year near Mount Cameroon.