Archive for the ‘Agribusiness & Food’ category

Potato chip manufacturer talks about getting Nigerians to buy local

“We as Nigerians always believe that foreign brands are better than locally made brands… which poses a challenge to us.”

Six ways Africa can unlock its agricultural potential

Better farming methods and political commitment are ways to improve the agricultural industry.

Ethiopian spice exporter discovers new markets in Africa

With clients around the world and across Africa, Feed Green Ethiopia Exports is seeing business success.

Five ways Africa can become a global force in farming

With its land and water resources, Africa has the potential to feed itself and become an exporter.

The ‘absurdity’ of manufacturing in Africa

African cocoa farmers see tiny portion of profits from finished products.

Pushing African agribusiness to $1tr mark

African agribusiness is set for a huge leap, according to a World Bank report.

German agriculture boss endorses foreign investment in African farming

“I don’t think you have a region in the world with a bigger opportunity than Africa,” says agribusiness boss.

Geldof and Obasanjo on creating a better harvest for African agriculture

While the continent boasts 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land, one in four Africans still go hungry.

Boosting African farm yields

More fertiliser, irrigation and other inputs are vital to develop Africa’s agriculture sector, says NEPAD.

Organic fertiliser maker aims to make a difference in Kenya

“We need to conserve our environment, be sustainable and look after our soils. It is the number one resource.”

Nigerian agriculture: Not there yet, but making progress

In an effort to increase local rice production, Nigeria has proposed to ban rice imports by 2015.

‘Investors shouldn’t write off South Sudan just yet’

“It definitely takes a strong heart to decide to work in South Sudan.”

Is Africa’s land up for grabs?

Some see foreign acquisitions of African farmland as as opportunity, but many see it a a threat.

Nursing Sierra Leone’s agricultural sector back to health

The government is urging Sierra Leoneans to decrease their over reliance on rice by eating other crops.

Africa should end poor farmer narrative, says agribusiness boss

“I think agriculture is definitely one of the biggest growth areas for Africa.”