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Tomato paste giant’s troubles embody Nigeria’s economic woes

Nigeria’s largest tomato paste manufacturer is moving production to China.

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

Africa requires innovative strategies to meet its agriculture investment needs.

Start-up snapshot: The Cameroonian company using fish to farm crops – and vice versa

Save Our Agriculture is a start-up that focuses on producing aquaponics kits.

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

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

Why Zambia’s top food business attracted investment from UK’s CDC

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.

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.

Recent Articles

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    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.
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    Start-up snapshot: The Cameroonian company using fish to farm crops – and vice versa

    30 November, 2016
    Save Our Agriculture is a start-up that focuses on producing aquaponics kits.
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    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.
  4. dave-bester-200x240

    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.
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    Tomato paste giant’s troubles embody Nigeria’s economic woes

    22 November, 2016
    Nigeria’s largest tomato paste manufacturer is moving production to China.
  6. sesame-seeds-200x240

    Open sesame: Africa’s growth engine

    16 November, 2016
    The crop's production is moving from China to Africa.
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    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.
  8. auqaponics-200x240

    Growing fish and plants together – an untapped opportunity in Africa?

    7 November, 2016
    Why PwC is upbeat about the potential for aquaponics.
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    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.
  10. christine-murebwayire-200x240

    Early investors score big time with Rwandan banana wine

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

    Kenyan coffee company trying to win tea drinkers over

    24 October, 2016
    Rockbern coffee is trying to grow its local market.
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    Cassava: Key to overcoming Nigeria’s reliance on food imports

    19 October, 2016
    The country is the world's greatest producer of cassava, but productivity per hectare is low.
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    The urban farms that grow half of the vegetables eaten in Cape Town

    12 October, 2016
    The unlikely place that has been feeding the city for 130 years.
  14. pierre-chef-200x240

    From farmer to chef: Developing the African cuisine value chain

    3 October, 2016
    New innovations in the food industry are creating attractive opportunities across the continent.
  15. Photo: Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nigeria

    The business of agriculture: Gaps, constraints and opportunities in Nigeria

    27 September, 2016
    How the country can meet demand and reduce its $11bn in food imports.
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