Posts Tagged ‘agriculture’

Cameroon must roar: at a 7% minimum

I am convinced Cameroon can do much better economically.

Africa’s economy set for dramatic changes

An interview with Carlos Lopes, the executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa.

African agriculture needs young entrepreneurs

Young men and women from the countryside do not want to stay and work in the agriculture sector.

Meet the Boss: Jacques Taylor, MD, sub-Saharan Africa, John Deere Financial

While other executives relax on the golf course, Jacques Taylor spends time on his farm.

Three lessons South African agriculture can learn from Nigeria

Nigeria is successfully leveraging agriculture’s economic potential.

Olusegun Obasanjo: In Nigeria, agriculture is the new oil

When Nigeria announced recently that it had become Africa’s biggest economy, you could be forgiven for thinking that oil was the only reason.

Six ways Africa can unlock its agricultural potential

Better farming methods and political commitment are ways to improve the agricultural industry.

Talking farming with Fairtrade Africa head James Mwai

“There are consumers who are now more aware of the sustainability of their food.”

Why the growth of modern retail should be good news to African farmers

The growth of supermarkets and restaurant chains across Africa is opening up opportunities for farmers and entrepreneurs.

‘Agriculture should be a business, not a development activity’

“We want to industrialise agriculture and make it to be a major revenue earner for us,” says Nigeria’s farming minister Akinwunmi Adesina.

Eleni Gabre-Madhin’s next big idea: to build commodity exchanges across Africa

Eleni Gabre-Madhin, founder of the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange, is now aiming for bigger things.

What the UAE needs from Africa in order to invest in agriculture

One of the economies that is eyeing Africa’s agricultural potential is the United Arab Emirates.

Why agriculture hubs are the best way to grow African farming

“Agricultural hubs are the best way to pull together funding, technology and expertise to help countries organise production.”

The challenge of attracting capital to African agriculture

“There is a real opportunity to build a business in order to serve the growing local market,” says Riaz Currimjee, partner of Surya Capital.

Africa’s agricultural market could triple if farmers were able to tap into middle-class demand

Africa’s agricultural market could reach $1 trillion over the next two decades.