Instead of treating agriculture like a dirty job that ends in the ranches, Learn History of Africa would be doing a lot by incorporating effective Human resource management programs. Africa's rural zone has 60% of 1.166 billion people on the continent and over 90% of agricultural harvest depends on rainfall. There are 33 million domestic farms with up to 2 hectares in Africa. With HRM, here are eight things to help feed the world; rural scouting, social media marketing, employment, planning, budgeting, employee training encouragement, communication, and resolving conflict. Blessed with a perfect blend of rainfall, sunshine, and a hardworking population, Africa can feed the world!
As cliché as it sounds, Africa innately depends on agriculture. Blessed with a perfect blend of rainfall, sunshine, and a hardworking population, we should be able to feed the world but something is missing; efficient human resource management (HRM) in the agricultural sector. Our drift as a nation is to push food production to beat the world's standard, especially in a pandemic crisis. Before we dive into our plan let’s look at some facts, right? Africa’s rural zone has 60% of 1.166 billion people on the continent and over 90% of agricultural harvest depends on rainfall. Lastly, Africa has 33 million domestic farms with up to 2 hectares. The plan still boils down to using HRM as a core to implore employees to divide labor and make the African economy profitable. On that note, here are eight things HRM can do to help feed the world! Rural Scouting: As 60% of the African population are rural and do not have phones nor social media, agencies should take the marketing team into villages to scout for unemployed youths and adults fit for the role.
Social Media Platform for Africa: We need more contemporary marketing strategies such as the use of social media, flyers, advertisements, etc. Both students in Agricultural Universities, expert workers, and prospective workers in that field could be automatically enrolled into a forum for discussions, evaluations, teamwork, and challenges that would push them as a team to find business ideas for the common goal of Africa's economy. HR Managers could use LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to sell their company as well as reach out to people for job openings. Employment: Recruitment agencies on the other hand could observe and scout for employees from prospective platforms and pick individuals that match their requirements. Planning: Agricultural firms need to map out their how, when, and why they are producing; where would we graze our animals, what plantation is best for this crop, how much can we produce, how can we maximize our output, how do we preserve and ship, etc.
The demographic, target market, capital, produce, production and preservation need to be checked accurately. Budgeting: This one needs strategy and devotion. Capital, salary, distribution, miscellaneous, etc. are all reasonable budget expenses to consider for managing human resources. Employee Training: This is the most crucial aspect of management. Employees should be trained on maximum returns individually. There is an everchanging and rapid advancement of tools and technologies used for production. There is also science and biology involved. Employees should be trained and up-to-date in applying modern-day education and techniques for maximum profit and competition. The primary focus should not only be on slow learners, rural workers, or old people; everyone must be constantly trained and updated in line with the firm's principles of work. Encouragement: Firms should do well to encourage workers especially those from the rural areas as they are the most disadvantaged when it comes to not knowing the worth of their service or goods because of their previous environmental lifestyle and abundance in produce. It is best to give incentives and bonuses, personal tools, and comfort due to the nature of their jobs. Communication and Resolving Conflict: The HR department must communicate with the employees and be ready to trash out conflicts erupting before they slow down or disrupt the company.
The HR Manager should have studied the behaviors of each employee, taking account of their backgrounds and imploring human perspectives and people skills to judge matters smartly. In essence, the agricultural sector would be doing a lot by incorporating effective Human resource management and programs instead of treating agriculture like a dirty job that ends in the ranches. If this is what feeds Africa and our net worth, then much should be invested as well. As the saying goes, to whom much is given, much is expected. Thus, for maximum output, give to Agriculture what belongs to Agriculture, give to employees, what belongs to employees, give to Africa what belongs to Learning Africa, and overall, give the world food for it belongs to us, ha-ha!