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Paying the price: Should South Africa ban the EU’s chicken meat dumping?

We talk to experts about potential adverse effects of protecting South Africa's poultry industry against cheap EU imports.

Why Lagos might choose to buy tomatoes from southern Africa – rather than 90km away

Experts share their thoughts on unlocking Africa's farming potential.

Profit-making idea: Follow Dangote’s lead and invest in Nigeria’s agriculture sector

The cost of importing food has risen dramatically, making local production more attractive.

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.

Why are African food companies struggling to compete with foreign products?

The market is growing fast, but continues to be dominated by imports.

Financing small-scale farmers: Opportunities for the private sector to get involved

Africa requires innovative strategies to meet its agriculture investment needs.

Recent Articles

  1. Agriculture in Africa: Potential versus reality

    21 February, 2017
    The low productivity levels of agriculture in Africa have resulted in a worrisome scenario: it does not meet the growing demand for food from urban centres.
  2. Profit-making idea: Follow Dangote’s lead and invest in Nigeria’s agriculture sector

    13 February, 2017
    The cost of importing food has risen dramatically, making local production more attractive.
  3. Digital technology aiming to empower small-farm owners in east Africa

    7 February, 2017
    Mastercard has launched a new digital marketplace for east African farmers to sell their crops and receive payment via their mobile telephones.
  4. Why illegal deforestation in Angola must stop

    2 February, 2017
    Angola has seen its planted forest areas decline by 31% between 2010 and 2013.
  5. Paying the price: Should South Africa ban the EU’s chicken meat dumping?

    2 February, 2017
    We talk to experts about potential adverse effects of protecting South Africa's poultry industry against cheap EU imports.
  6. Profit-making idea: Sesame production a growth industry

    20 December, 2016
    'Everyone is looking at sesame,' says investment advisor.
  7. Important wins were notched up for African agriculture in 2016

    20 December, 2016
    One of the most significant gains was the increased use of emerging technologies beyond the traditional use of mobile phones in agriculture.
  8. Why are African food companies struggling to compete with foreign products?

    2 December, 2016
    The market is growing fast, but continues to be dominated by imports.
  9. Why Lagos might choose to buy tomatoes from southern Africa – rather than 90km away

    30 November, 2016
    Experts share their thoughts on unlocking Africa's farming potential.
  10. Selling food past its best-before date: Company discovers new market

    29 November, 2016
    Foodies sells the non-perishable food products that traditional grocers deem unsuitable for their shelves.
  11. Tomato paste giant’s troubles embody Nigeria’s economic woes

    22 November, 2016
    Nigeria’s largest tomato paste manufacturer is moving production to China.
  12. Why MTN is venturing into livestock tracking in Nigeria

    10 November, 2016
    The telco is set to launch its mobile app to help cattle owners and herdsmen monitor and track their livestock.
  13. Growing fish and plants together – an untapped opportunity in Africa?

    7 November, 2016
    Why PwC is upbeat about the potential for aquaponics.
  14. Why Zambia’s top food business attracted investment from UK’s CDC

    27 October, 2016
    Zambeef is a leading farm-to-shop supplier of meat, dairy, eggs, edible oils and flour. It operates the in-store butcheries for Shoprite, one of Africa’s top supermarket chains.
  15. Early investors score big time with Rwandan banana wine

    25 October, 2016
    Turning a small investment into thousands of crates sold in east Africa.
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