Archive for the ‘Agribusiness & Food’ category
How we made it in Africa looks at six companies that have invested in the region’s agribusiness sector.
How we made it in Africa talks to Louw Burger, a South African-born businessman running a cassava processing company in Nigeria.
South African agribusiness companies are eyeing the rest of the continent for growth.
Although South Africa is the most advanced economy on the continent, its economic growth is relatively sluggish compared to other African countries.
The founder of Kate’s Organics tells Dinfin Mulupi why organic farming is the next low hanging fruit and her ambitions to tap into the European market.
About three out of four households report to have agriculture as their main activity. Even urban households are still involved in crop production.
How we made it in Africa catches up with AGCO’s director for Africa and the Middle East, Nuradin Osman, to find out a bit more about the company’s African strategy.
“A Zambian is as different to a Nigerian, as an Italian is different to a Russian, and people need to start to understand that.”
A key driver of foreign investment in land, food security is a challenge mankind has been confronted with in various times and places.
While it is mutually beneficial for companies and smallholders to do business together, they face a number of challenges.
It is becoming increasingly necessary for companies to work with smallholders to guarantee supply.
The one area where technology can have the greatest impact in Africa is in the agricultural industry, the largest economic sector in most countries on the continent.
The African Agriculture Fund, managed by Phatisa, provides equity funding to companies operating in the food production value chain.
Growing demand for wood products has led to deforestation across the world. One innovative company is, however, looking to reverse this trend while at the same time turning a profit. The answer? Bamboo.
Africa, with 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land, still has to import a large percentage of its food in order to feed its rapidly growing population.