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The township entrepreneur who built his spinach empire with less than $3

'The first capital that you need, more than money, is intellectual capital.'

East Africa: How improved packaging can unlock growth for food producers

Food 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.

Agribusiness in Africa: CEOs weigh in

Unpacking the challenges and growth potential.

Private equity firm explains why it is backing an Ethiopian dairy processor

Despite being home to the largest cattle population in Africa, Ethiopia continues to import dairy products from other nations.

Why our stereotypes of African agriculture are all wrong

Past efforts to promote agribusiness were not successful partly because of the narrow focus on farming.

How this Norwegian fertiliser company plans to grow in Uganda and Kenya

An office and a telephone not enough to boost profits.

Recent Articles

  1. Boy drinking, school milk in Kenya

    East Africa: How improved packaging can unlock growth for food producers

    18 July, 2016
    Food 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.
  2. James Craske 200x240

    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.'
  3. olewgh_200x240

    How this Norwegian fertiliser company plans to grow in Uganda and Kenya

    12 July, 2016
    An office and a telephone not enough to boost profits.
  4. Blen Abebe 200x240

    Private equity firm explains why it is backing an Ethiopian dairy processor

    4 July, 2016
    Despite being home to the largest cattle population in Africa, Ethiopia continues to import dairy products from other nations.
  5. Lufefe Nomjana 200x240

    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.'
  6. CD Glin 200x240

    Youth should ask themselves: ‘Where is the money to be made in agriculture?’

    27 June, 2016
    Young people should follow the money, says C.D. Glin, associate director for Africa at The Rockefeller Foundation.
  7. agriculture200x240

    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.
  8. agricullture woman kiosk 200x240

    Why our stereotypes of African agriculture are all wrong

    21 June, 2016
    Past efforts to promote agribusiness were not successful partly because of the narrow focus on farming.
  9. Amatheon Agri 200x240

    Agribusiness in Africa: CEOs weigh in

    14 June, 2016
    Unpacking the challenges and growth potential.
  10. Trcytor ploughing the fields 200x240

    Meet the Tryctor: A motorbike-turned-tractor targeting small farmers in Nigeria

    31 May, 2016
    Nigerian automobile designer Olufemi Odeleye spent nearly 10 years developing a low-cost, multipurpose, mini tractor – created with the African small-scale farmer in mind.
  11. Chesanyama 200x240

    Why this South African fast-food brand is expanding to America

    26 May, 2016
    Chesanyama is one of South Africa's fastest growing food franchises and now it is expanding to the US. We speak to one of the co-founders to find out more.
  12. Quan Le 200x240

    How drones can curb the cost and time of designing farms in Africa

    23 May, 2016
    A drone can do in days what on-the-ground manual surveying does in months.
  13. Bernard Njoroge 200x240

    Well-paid executive quits job, buys Unilever juice brand, and starts own business

    5 May, 2016
    Bernard Njoroge quit his US$10,000-a-month job to reintroduce a juice brand that had been off the shelves for nearly two decades.
  14. Winnaz 200x240

    How this Rwandan potato crisps company wants to compete against Lay’s

    2 May, 2016
    'We need to position our product as a premium brand that can compete with foreign brands,' says Pascal Murasira, co-founder of snack label Winnaz.
  15. Ivan 200x240

    Former Citi banker sees opportunities in agribusiness financing

    28 April, 2016
    Ivan Mbowa, co-founder and CEO of Umati Captial, talks about his company.
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