South Africa: Hot Jobs in Agriculture and Forestry

AfricaSouth Africa is the only African country member of the G-20. The members are composed of countries with the largest advanced and emerging economies. Thus, we can say that South Africa is moving towards a better future.

This country has a rich land that it is almost self-sufficient in all agricultural products and acts as a net food exporter. Furthermore, the forest resources cover 40 million hectares of the country’s land surface. Thus, we can conclude that the agriculture and forestry field of South Africa offers a wide range of in-demand jobs.

The Best Jobs in Agriculture and Forestry Field

  • Intensive crop production
  • Mixed farming
  • Cattle ranching
  • Sheep farming
  • Saw milling
  • Pulp and paper industry
  • Timber board
  • Mining timber industry

The Agriculture Sectorgarden

Most of the land surface (about 69%) of South Africa is fit for grazing with livestock farming as the largest agricultural sector but only 12% is suitable for the production of rain-fed crops. Some of their widely grown products are maize, wheat, sugarcane, and sunflowers.

South Africa is a famous source of protea cut flowers, with more than half of the total amount of product sold worldwide. Other exported products are citrus, deciduous fruits, wines, flowers, grapes, sugar, apples, pears, and quinces; plus agro-processing products including undenatured ethyl alcohol, hides, and skins.  These products are sold and made available worldwide especially through online shops.


The Forestry Sector

About 1% of the GDP of South Africa comes from the forestry and forest products. The sector employs an estimated 170,000 workers together with livelihood projects that support 652,000 people included in the rural population.This field is responsible for exporting products like pulp, paper, and solid wood – with wood chip being mainly exported to Japan.


Digital Development

virtual assistantIn order to cope with the increasing population in South Africa, it is important for the agriculture and forestry industry to take advantage of technology with the internet, advanced machinery, and artificial intelligence. With the increasing users of the internet, it is best to use online shops to support local products and promote it. Aside from local support, South Africa can easily introduce their products around the world. Marketers can use coupon codes to persuade people to buy their products.

3 Responses to “ “South Africa: Hot Jobs in Agriculture and Forestry”

  1. alex says:

    Wonderful! I really appreciate your writing here. Thanks!

  2. Candi Zagen says:

    Wonderful article thank you for sharing.

  3. Annabelle says:

    Agree with you here. There are plenty of opportunities in South Africa right now. My Dad is working for a Citrus farm that produces 45% of the citrus found in the market today.

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