Archive for the ‘Agribusiness & Food’ category

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.”

Six ways Africa can unlock its agricultural potential

Better farming methods and political commitment are ways to improve the agricultural industry.

Ethiopian spice exporter discovers new markets in Africa

With clients around the world and across Africa, Feed Green Ethiopia Exports is seeing business success.

Five ways Africa can become a global force in farming

With its land and water resources, Africa has the potential to feed itself and become an exporter.

The ‘absurdity’ of manufacturing in Africa

African cocoa farmers see tiny portion of profits from finished products.

Pushing African agribusiness to $1tr mark

African agribusiness is set for a huge leap, according to a World Bank report.