Archive for the ‘Agribusiness & Food’ category

Businessman Saleh Nasreddin upbeat about Ethiopia’s food industry

Saleh Nasreddin’s journey in business.

Meet the Boss: Saleh Nasreddin, founder, NAS Foods, Ethiopia

“In Africa, everything is good business. You just have to plan well, work hard and do it right.”

Private equity in Ethiopia: Talking investment with Schulze Global

In 2008 Schulze Global Investments became the first international private equity firm to open an office in Ethiopia.

Thought leadership: What is it about agriculture in Africa?

“Everything can wait but agriculture cannot wait!”

American oil entrepreneur Dan Eberhart now scouting opportunities in Africa

Dan Eberhart, who made his money in the US oilfield services industry, is now looking for opportunities in Africa.

New initiative aims to boost Africa’s crop yields with new seeds

In Africa, seed production has long been dominated by big government monopolies. But a new initiative hopes to change that.

Chai Bora: The tea company with great ambitions in Tanzania and beyond

Chai Bora MD discusses the company’s plans and the benefits of having private equity investors on board.

Study: Weather-based insurance benefits farmers

A new study shows that weather-based insurance will help smallholder farmers to withstand the effects of climate change and market shocks.

Why agriculture and agribusiness can change Africa’s story

Agribusiness, centred around smallholder farmers, could change Africa’s growth and transformation story.

Oil or fish? Why Ghana should balance oil production and fishing activities

Small-scale fishermen who live on Ghana’s western coast struggle to sustain their livelihoods with offshore oil exploration activities expanding.

Five African investment hotspots for 2015

I’m often asked where I’ll will be investing in the coming months and years? So here are five hotspots that I’d highlight for 2015.

Young entrepreneur shares lessons from running a food business in DRC

“I want young people to change their thinking and not to believe that it is better overseas. Because in the DRC and Africa there are more opportunities than anywhere else,” said Benedict Mundele, founder of Surprise Tropicale.

Start-up snapshot: Producing high-quality tomato paste in Nigeria

“Our mission is to provide locally-produced food products to Nigerian consumers in a way that is profitable and sustainable.”

‘Be persistent, never give up’: The story of Vimal Shah and Bidco

Kenyan businessman Vimal Shah is one of the region’s most prominent entrepreneurs.

When worlds collide – farmers and financiers

For more capital to flow into agriculture, farmers and financiers will have to learn a lot more about each other.