Archive for the ‘Agribusiness & Food’ category

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.

Why a Kenyan TV reporter turned to farming chickens

“If your only motivation is to make money then you are getting into the wrong business.”

What One Acre Fund can teach us about supporting African small-scale farmers

“Instead of giving handouts, we invest in farmers to generate a permanent gain in income.”

UK supermarket billionaire setting up investment vehicle for East Africa

Lord David Sainsbury’s Msingi will support new companies in key sectors.

Kenya’s wealthy spending more on pets

Gilani Gourmet’s business is growing as more people are able to afford pets and better pet food.

Investors failing to see promise in Africa’s problems

Investment flows into Africa often don’t match up to the positive sentiment about the continent.

Forestry not for those seeking a quick buck

Private equity firm says forestry in Africa is not an easy business.

How this Kenyan business is tapping into the organic farming market

Eco Fuels Kenya produces organic fertilisers and biofuel from the Croton nut.

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.”