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Grant Dutton, MD of South African coffee shop chain, vida e caffé, talks about the potential he sees in other African countries.
The growth of supermarkets and restaurant chains across Africa is opening up opportunities for farmers and entrepreneurs.
“The market that is growing fastest in Kenya is the middle class and that is what everyone is looking at.”
While much of Africa’s trade in the near future is likely to be for regional markets, export markets also offer potential for high-value returns.
Divine Masters Limited is a Uganda-based business involved in the production of soya beans, maize and rice.
South African clothing and food retailer Woolworths sees its operations in the rest of the continent as an important source for future growth.
Social enterprise Farm Shop is building a franchise network of agro dealers located in rural, underserved areas of Kenya.
“We want to industrialise agriculture and make it to be a major revenue earner for us,” says Nigeria’s farming minister Akinwunmi Adesina.
Eleni Gabre-Madhin, founder of the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange, is now aiming for bigger things.
How we made it in Africa talks to Swaady Martin-Leke, founder of tea company YSWARA.
A strong relationship with smallholder farmers is central to Seed Co’s approach.
How we made it in Africa talks to TakaTaka Solutions founder Daniel Paffenholz.
“The Kenyan consumer is extremely sophisticated and that means manufacturers have to keep up.”
Women in low-paid, manual jobs form the ‘invisible’ backbone of major industries and big business.
SABMiller recently launched its second cassava beer in Africa.