Application of science and technology in Agro-industry
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
Food Security and Sustainable Develoment Division (FSSDD);
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Agro-industries are usually the first to be established in modern manufacturing sector of a developing economy where agriculture has been the mainstay of the economy. Moreover, food processing has a stimulating effect on agricultural production. The food-processing sector is a large employer of labor and it provides substantial revenues to farmers as suppliers of raw materials by keeping prices of these primary products upwards.