Archive for the ‘Agribusiness & Food’ category
Bringing together property development and agriculture.
How Germany’s Bayer CropScience is courting small-scale farmers in Africa.
“There was no empire in the beginning I can assure you of that,” said Francis Grogan, co-founder and CEO of Zambeef.
“We are making more money from rabbits than what cattle farmers make.”
“Today the prices of sisal in the world are US$2,000 a ton, and my cost of production is $700 a ton.”
I am more convinced than ever that the single biggest constraint to the growth of multinationals in Africa is perspective.
Bayer CropScience is ramping up its presence in Africa.
Zambeef CEO shares the company’s story with How we made it in Africa.
“You have to work whatever hours are required in order to be successful.”
How we made it in Africa speaks to experts about what entrepreneurs should know before becoming a franchisee in Africa.
Bayer CropScience is hoping to win over small-scale farmers in Africa with smaller pack sizes.
“We look at Africa as a place where there are lots of crops for which the yields and quality can be improved.”
Harnessing the rapid growth of digital technologies holds hope for transformative agricultural development.
“Anyone who has an opportunity to work for a blue chip company where they learn systems, structures and procedures should do it.”
Higher levels of investment in agricultural research, science, and technology will boost food productivity for Africa’s rising population.