Posts Tagged ‘agriculture’
“Everything can wait but agriculture cannot wait!”
In Africa, seed production has long been dominated by big government monopolies. But a new initiative hopes to change that.
Agribusiness, centred around smallholder farmers, could change Africa’s growth and transformation story.
For more capital to flow into agriculture, farmers and financiers will have to learn a lot more about each other.
“Nigeria is the current dumping ground for food produce from all over the world,” said Cynthia Mosunmola Umoru.
Africans are eating like the rest of the world, but what they are eating isn’t necessarily good for them.
Bringing together property development and agriculture.
How Germany’s Bayer CropScience is courting small-scale farmers in Africa.
“Today the prices of sisal in the world are US$2,000 a ton, and my cost of production is $700 a ton.”
Bayer CropScience is ramping up its presence in Africa.
How we made it in Africa asks private equity fund manager Phatisa about its investments in Africa’s agricultural sector.
“You have to work whatever hours are required in order to be successful.”
Meridian’s main focus is the manufacture and distribution of specialised fertiliser blends.
“We look at Africa as a place where there are lots of crops for which the yields and quality can be improved.”
Harnessing the rapid growth of digital technologies holds hope for transformative agricultural development.