Archive for the ‘Agribusiness & Food’ category

Private equity firm explains why it backed a Kenyan flower company

Within two days from the time flowers are cut at Kenya’s flower farms they are available for sale in markets such as Sweden.

Company boss shares thoughts on doing business in troubled northern Nigeria

While violence can disrupt operations, Carl Commodities boss thinks it is still possible to be successful in the region.

US market offers growth potential for Ethiopian-based food manufacturer

Mama Fresh Injera has teamed up with investors to increase its exports to the US and Europe.

US tractor maker takes creative approach to build its business in Africa

A challenge for machinery manufacturers targeting Africa is that many farmers still use relatively primitive production techniques.

French fertiliser manufacturer targets commercial farmers in East Africa

Roullier Group launches Kenyan branch for its premium fertilisers.

Kenyan coffee shop brands join forces to capture growing consumer market

Israeli-owned Artcaffé in joint venture with Kenyan coffee shop Dormans.

Food for thought as African private equity stimulates economic development

Phatisa focuses investments on African agriculture and housing sectors.

Farming and food in Africa and the battle over land, water and resource rights

“Investment in African farmers – rather than investment that dispossesses them – can produce ample, healthy and safe food.”

Domino’s Pizza aiming to be the big cheese in Nigeria

Expanding food brands across Nigeria involves customer education and investment in the supply chain.

Nigeria aiming to reap benefits of agricultural goals

Nigeria is looking to the land to boost employment, ease its dependence on oil and ensure food security.

Internet-powered agricultural services face challenges scaling up

Technology-driven agricultural services can increase the incomes of small-scale and subsistence farmers.

South African brewer launches Soweto Gold craft beer brand

Ndumiso Madlala has launched South Africa’s first black-owned and locally brewed beer.

How three agribusinesses have improved their engagement with smallholders

Three agribusinesses which have addressed the challengers of sourcing quality produce from smallholder farmers.

Five lessons learnt from doing business research in Africa

Conducting business in the continent can often be challenging, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun.

Crisis in South Sudan shows major business risks remain in parts of Africa

Recent violence in South Sudan could erase much of the country’s progress since independence.