Posts Tagged ‘agriculture’

Thought leadership: What is it about agriculture in Africa?

“Everything can wait but agriculture cannot wait!”

New initiative aims to boost Africa’s crop yields with new seeds

In Africa, seed production has long been dominated by big government monopolies. But a new initiative hopes to change that.

Why agriculture and agribusiness can change Africa’s story

Agribusiness, centred around smallholder farmers, could change Africa’s growth and transformation story.

When worlds collide – farmers and financiers

For more capital to flow into agriculture, farmers and financiers will have to learn a lot more about each other.

Forget doctors and lawyers, farming is where the money’s at, says Nigerian entrepreneur

“Nigeria is the current dumping ground for food produce from all over the world,” said Cynthia Mosunmola Umoru.

Why it’s time for Africans to eat local

Africans are eating like the rest of the world, but what they are eating isn’t necessarily good for them.

Gated serviced farms: The next hot real estate trend?

Bringing together property development and agriculture.

Five ways to do better business with Africa’s small-scale farmers

How Germany’s Bayer CropScience is courting small-scale farmers in Africa.

Sisal production akin to ‘printing money’ suggests METL Group boss

“Today the prices of sisal in the world are US$2,000 a ton, and my cost of production is $700 a ton.”

Africa keeps it interesting for Bayer business development boss

Bayer CropScience is ramping up its presence in Africa.

Phatisa sees increasing investor interest in Africa’s food supply chain

How we made it in Africa asks private equity fund manager Phatisa about its investments in Africa’s agricultural sector.

Meet the Boss: Francis Grogan, CEO, Zambeef Products

“You have to work whatever hours are required in order to be successful.”

Phatisa’s African Agriculture Fund invests in the Meridian Group

Meridian’s main focus is the manufacture and distribution of specialised fertiliser blends.

US agriculture giant Dow AgroSciences to grow Africa footprint

“We look at Africa as a place where there are lots of crops for which the yields and quality can be improved.”

Expanding Africa’s digital frontier: Farmers show the way

Harnessing the rapid growth of digital technologies holds hope for transformative agricultural development.