'The first capital that you need, more than money, is intellectual capital.'
'It is not without risk, but the returns are very reasonable relative to that risk,' says Diane Radley, CEO of Old Mutual Investment Group.
Peter Njonjo’s business was inspired by backyard barbecues with his friends.
Past efforts to promote agribusiness were not successful partly because of the narrow focus on farming.
Rose Chisowa is now making more than what she earned from her office job.
Ivory Coast is the world's top producer of cocoa, but hardly any of it is processed into chocolate there.
Malawian entrepreneur shuns city life for agriculture
18 August, 2016Rose Chisowa is now making more than what she earned from her office job.
Kenyan entrepreneur ventures into competitive processed meat industry
16 August, 2016Peter Njonjo’s business was inspired by backyard barbecues with his friends.
Ghanaian trades high-profile Samsung job for farming
2 August, 2016Leaving a successful career was 'purely a business decision'.
Nigerian entrepreneur sees opportunity for organic baby food brand
1 August, 2016Debo Adebayo is the founder of Tomi's Treats, a Nigerian organic food company aimed at babies and young children.
Ivorian chocolate makers promote locally-made chocolate
1 August, 2016Ivory Coast is the world's top producer of cocoa, but hardly any of it is processed into chocolate there.
East Africa: How improved packaging can unlock growth for food producers
18 July, 2016Food companies can boost sales by introducing packaging that better cater to the needs of urban consumers, especially those at the lower-end of the market.
Meet the Boss: James Craske, country manager Kenya, Yara International
13 July, 2016'You can make a mistake, just don’t make the same mistake twice.'
How this Norwegian fertiliser company plans to grow in Uganda and Kenya
12 July, 2016An office and a telephone not enough to boost profits.
Private equity firm explains why it is backing an Ethiopian dairy processor
4 July, 2016Despite being home to the largest cattle population in Africa, Ethiopia continues to import dairy products from other nations.
The township entrepreneur who built his spinach empire with less than $3
30 June, 2016'The first capital that you need, more than money, is intellectual capital.'
Youth should ask themselves: ‘Where is the money to be made in agriculture?’
27 June, 2016Young people should follow the money, says C.D. Glin, associate director for Africa at The Rockefeller Foundation.
Policy uncertainty holding back investment in agriculture
23 June, 2016'Any economist will tell you that capital detests uncertainty,' says William Asiko, executive director of Grow Africa.
Why our stereotypes of African agriculture are all wrong
21 June, 2016Past efforts to promote agribusiness were not successful partly because of the narrow focus on farming.
Agribusiness in Africa: CEOs weigh in
14 June, 2016Unpacking the challenges and growth potential.