Archive for the ‘Agribusiness & Food’ category

Sisal production akin to ‘printing money’ suggests METL Group boss

“Today the prices of sisal in the world are US$2,000 a ton, and my cost of production is $700 a ton.”

Seeing the future through the eyes of young Africans

I am more convinced than ever that the single biggest constraint to the growth of multinationals in Africa is perspective.

Africa keeps it interesting for Bayer business development boss

Bayer CropScience is ramping up its presence in Africa.

Zambeef – from humble beginnings to one of Zambia’s top companies

Zambeef CEO shares the company’s story with How we made it in Africa.

Meet the Boss: Francis Grogan, CEO, Zambeef Products

“You have to work whatever hours are required in order to be successful.”

Franchising: red flags and opportunities

How we made it in Africa speaks to experts about what entrepreneurs should know before becoming a franchisee in Africa.

Bayer targeting African small-scale farmers with innovative packaging

Bayer CropScience is hoping to win over small-scale farmers in Africa with smaller pack sizes.

US agriculture giant Dow AgroSciences to grow Africa footprint

“We look at Africa as a place where there are lots of crops for which the yields and quality can be improved.”

Expanding Africa’s digital frontier: Farmers show the way

Harnessing the rapid growth of digital technologies holds hope for transformative agricultural development.

Meet the Boss: Kevin Ashley, CEO, Nairobi Java House

“Anyone who has an opportunity to work for a blue chip company where they learn systems, structures and procedures should do it.”

Africa’s growing population calls for research to increase food production

Higher levels of investment in agricultural research, science, and technology will boost food productivity for Africa’s rising population.

Pros and cons of buying a franchise business: Perspectives from an entrepreneur

Johan Kilian talks about his decision to become a Pie City franchisee.

Talking business and exporting to Africa with Entrepreneur of the Year finalist

“Although we export all over the world, Africa is our main focus market.”

Don’t put your eggs in one basket, says animal health entrepreneur

South African entrepreneur explains why product diversification has helped his business grow in Southern Africa.

Cameroon must roar: at a 7% minimum

I am convinced Cameroon can do much better economically.