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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.'

Why Old Mutual is investing millions in Nigerian property and agriculture

'It is not without risk, but the returns are very reasonable relative to that risk,' says Diane Radley, CEO of Old Mutual Investment Group.

Kenyan entrepreneur ventures into competitive processed meat industry

Peter Njonjo’s business was inspired by backyard barbecues with his friends.

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.

Malawian entrepreneur shuns city life for agriculture

Rose Chisowa is now making more than what she earned from her office job.

Ivorian chocolate makers promote locally-made chocolate

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

Recent Articles

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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.
  2. 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.
  3. Rose Chisowa 200x240

    Malawian entrepreneur shuns city life for agriculture

    18 August, 2016
    Rose Chisowa is now making more than what she earned from her office job.
  4. Peter Njonjo 200x240

    Kenyan entrepreneur ventures into competitive processed meat industry

    16 August, 2016
    Peter Njonjo’s business was inspired by backyard barbecues with his friends.
  5. Richard Nunekpeku 200x240

    Ghanaian trades high-profile Samsung job for farming

    2 August, 2016
    Leaving a successful career was 'purely a business decision'.
  6. Products Tomis Treats 200x240

    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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.'
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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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.'
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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