Archive for the ‘Agribusiness & Food’ category
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.
Within two days from the time flowers are cut at Kenya’s flower farms they are available for sale in markets such as Sweden.
While violence can disrupt operations, Carl Commodities boss thinks it is still possible to be successful in the region.
Mama Fresh Injera has teamed up with investors to increase its exports to the US and Europe.
A challenge for machinery manufacturers targeting Africa is that many farmers still use relatively primitive production techniques.
Roullier Group launches Kenyan branch for its premium fertilisers.
Israeli-owned Artcaffé in joint venture with Kenyan coffee shop Dormans.
Phatisa focuses investments on African agriculture and housing sectors.