Archive for the ‘Agribusiness & Food’ category

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.

Africa’s economy set for dramatic changes

An interview with Carlos Lopes, the executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa.

US-Africa Summit: Six investment ideas for US firms seeking returns in Africa

Investment perspectives from top business leaders.

Africa’s local dynamos: Five companies changing the rules of business

These “local dynamos” are winning customers through innovative business models.

US-Africa trade: A look at the real issues around AGOA

How successful has AGOA been in the past 14 years and what future does it hold for Africa?

Ugandan promotes ‘slow food’ ideals to feed Africa

Traditional crops are slowly dying out as the continent’s food becomes more and more homogenised.