Archive for the ‘Agribusiness & Food’ category

Danone acquires stake in dairy company linked to Kenyan president

French food giant Danone has bought a 40% stake in East African milk processor Brookside Dairy.

African agriculture needs young entrepreneurs

Young men and women from the countryside do not want to stay and work in the agriculture sector.

Catalysing a new generation of ‘agri-preneurs’ in Africa

As Africa’s emerging markets grow, domestic demand for ready-to-consume food products is quickly on the rise.

How a Kenyan bakery is taking on the challenges of the business world

“Don’t think you will start a business and a year down the line you are the big guy in town.”

What we can learn from Olam’s success in Africa

Olam’s MD Ramesh shares some of the strategies required to successfully expand a business in Africa.

Tomato paste and noodles: Olam bullish about food processing in Africa

Adding value in Africa is expensive but worth it, says agribusiness and food company Olam.

Meet the Boss: Jacques Taylor, MD, sub-Saharan Africa, John Deere Financial

While other executives relax on the golf course, Jacques Taylor spends time on his farm.

How multinationals expanding in Africa find the right person for the job

Finding the right skills to support expansion across Africa can be a challenge.

Meet the Boss: MD Ramesh, regional head, Olam International

“I made a career from coming to the continent.”

John Deere on the trends driving African farming

Agriculture in Africa has only recently emerged from being a predominantly donor sector, says Jacques Taylor.

Why illegal fishing off Africa’s coast must be stopped

Rising global demand for fish has made African waters a magnet for fleets from around the world.

Four things you should know about agriculture and food in Africa

How we made it in Africa highlights some key thoughts concerning African agribusiness.

Why Woolworths’ African food stores rely on exports from South Africa

Woolworths is expanding its African food operations, but sourcing local fresh produce remains a challenge.

Three lessons South African agriculture can learn from Nigeria

Nigeria is successfully leveraging agriculture’s economic potential.

Olusegun Obasanjo: In Nigeria, agriculture is the new oil

When Nigeria announced recently that it had become Africa’s biggest economy, you could be forgiven for thinking that oil was the only reason.