Archive for the ‘Agribusiness & Food’ category

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.

Meet the Boss: Andrew Youn, founder, One Acre Fund

Non-profit fund boss advocates using the principles of business to advance a meaningful cause.

Why Africa’s economic growth is not reducing poverty

Sub-Saharan Africa’s strong economic growth over the past decade has failed to adequately address poverty.