'The first capital that you need, more than money, is intellectual capital.'
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.
Unpacking the challenges and growth potential.
Despite being home to the largest cattle population in Africa, Ethiopia continues to import dairy products from other nations.
Past efforts to promote agribusiness were not successful partly because of the narrow focus on farming.
An office and a telephone not enough to boost profits.
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.
Meet the Tryctor: A motorbike-turned-tractor targeting small farmers in Nigeria
31 May, 2016Nigerian automobile designer Olufemi Odeleye spent nearly 10 years developing a low-cost, multipurpose, mini tractor – created with the African small-scale farmer in mind.
Why this South African fast-food brand is expanding to America
26 May, 2016Chesanyama 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.
How drones can curb the cost and time of designing farms in Africa
23 May, 2016A drone can do in days what on-the-ground manual surveying does in months.
Well-paid executive quits job, buys Unilever juice brand, and starts own business
5 May, 2016Bernard Njoroge quit his US$10,000-a-month job to reintroduce a juice brand that had been off the shelves for nearly two decades.
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.
Former Citi banker sees opportunities in agribusiness financing
28 April, 2016Ivan Mbowa, co-founder and CEO of Umati Captial, talks about his company.