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

Africa requires innovative strategies to meet its agriculture investment needs.

Why a South African manufacturer of pelleting machines is turning heads

The founder of Agricon Pelleting recently won South Africa's Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Weather cycles wreaking havoc in South Africa

The El Niño weather phenomenon has wreaked havoc in South Africa over the past 18 months.

How this Nigerian started a food processing business with little capital

Kasope Ladipo-Ajai managed to get a food-flavourant company up and running with no industry experience and only her savings.

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.

Chinese engagement in African agriculture is not what it seems

The assumptions about China’s role in Africa are often not borne out in reality.

Recent Articles

  1. 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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    Why a South African manufacturer of pelleting machines is turning heads

    23 September, 2016
    The founder of Agricon Pelleting recently won South Africa's Entrepreneur of the Year award.
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    How this Nigerian started a food processing business with little capital

    21 September, 2016
    Kasope Ladipo-Ajai managed to get a food-flavourant company up and running with no industry experience and only her savings.
  4. 29 May 2011, Betroka Region, Southern Madagascar - An aerial photo of farmland taken from the FAO-contracted helicopter used for spraying pesticides in the locust campaign.

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

    13 September, 2016
    Africa requires innovative strategies to meet its agriculture investment needs.
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    Weather cycles wreaking havoc in South Africa

    29 August, 2016
    The El Niño weather phenomenon has wreaked havoc in South Africa over the past 18 months.
  6. Photo: Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nigeria

    Why Old Mutual is investing millions in Nigerian property and agriculture

    23 August, 2016
    'It is not without risk, but the returns are very reasonable relative to that risk,' says Diane Radley, CEO of Old Mutual Investment Group.
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    Malawian entrepreneur shuns city life for agriculture

    18 August, 2016
    Rose Chisowa is now making more than what she earned from her office job.
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    Kenyan entrepreneur ventures into competitive processed meat industry

    16 August, 2016
    Peter Njonjo’s business was inspired by backyard barbecues with his friends.
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    Ghanaian trades high-profile Samsung job for farming

    2 August, 2016
    Leaving a successful career was 'purely a business decision'.
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    Nigerian entrepreneur sees opportunity for organic baby food brand

    1 August, 2016
    Debo Adebayo is the founder of Tomi's Treats, a Nigerian organic food company aimed at babies and young children.
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    Ivorian chocolate makers promote locally-made chocolate

    1 August, 2016
    Ivory Coast is the world's top producer of cocoa, but hardly any of it is processed into chocolate there.
  12. 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.
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    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.'
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    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.
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    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.
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