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Better farming methods and political commitment are ways to improve the agricultural industry.
With clients around the world and across Africa, Feed Green Ethiopia Exports is seeing business success.
With its land and water resources, Africa has the potential to feed itself and become an exporter.
African cocoa farmers see tiny portion of profits from finished products.
African agribusiness is set for a huge leap, according to a World Bank report.
“I don’t think you have a region in the world with a bigger opportunity than Africa,” says agribusiness boss.
While the continent boasts 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land, one in four Africans still go hungry.
More fertiliser, irrigation and other inputs are vital to develop Africa’s agriculture sector, says NEPAD.
“We need to conserve our environment, be sustainable and look after our soils. It is the number one resource.”
In an effort to increase local rice production, Nigeria has proposed to ban rice imports by 2015.
“It definitely takes a strong heart to decide to work in South Sudan.”
Some see foreign acquisitions of African farmland as as opportunity, but many see it a a threat.
The government is urging Sierra Leoneans to decrease their over reliance on rice by eating other crops.
“I think agriculture is definitely one of the biggest growth areas for Africa.”
Talking prviate equity in Africa with Phatisa’s Stuart Bradley.