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Why African farmers are part of the climate change equation

The international climate community has not seen African agriculture projects as good investments. But underfunding these projects puts the whole world at risk.

Profit-making idea: Follow Dangote’s lead and invest in Nigeria’s agriculture sector

The cost of importing food has risen dramatically, making local production more attractive.

‘Find your market before manufacturing,’ advises food processor

A South African start-up spice manufacturer shares the best lesson he has learned in food manufacturing.

Paying the price: Should South Africa ban the EU’s chicken meat dumping?

We talk to experts about potential adverse effects of protecting South Africa's poultry industry against cheap EU imports.

Overlooked Burkina Faso offers higher returns for investors willing to roll up their sleeves

'Because there is such a low supply of equity capital, you are likely to get better terms when you are making the investment.'

Recent Articles

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    25 July, 2017
    Food demand in Africa is expected to rise by over 60% by 2050 due to population growth.
  2. After three tough years, the outlook for Malawi is at last beginning to improve

    20 June, 2017
    Reforms to Malawi’s agricultural markets helped ensure food price stability and eliminated the prices spikes and shortages of past droughts.
  3. Young South African on starting his castor oil and biodiesel business

    5 June, 2017
    How Thabang Mabapa stumbled upon his business idea.
  4. Selling food in Africa: What we can learn from this company’s challenges

    25 May, 2017
    Pioneer Foods is eyeing acquisitions in strategic African markets as it looks to curb export-related challenges.
  5. Not all doom and gloom for agriculture in ‘junk’ South Africa, says economist

    23 May, 2017
    Dollar weakness will cushion the blow to wheat imports while increased maize production will boost livestock industries.
  6. Start-up snapshot: Ingredients and recipes delivered to your doorstep

    2 May, 2017
    All you have to do is cook.
  7. Why African farmers are part of the climate change equation

    14 April, 2017
    The international climate community has not seen African agriculture projects as good investments. But underfunding these projects puts the whole world at risk.
  8. ‘Find your market before manufacturing,’ advises food processor

    27 March, 2017
    A South African start-up spice manufacturer shares the best lesson he has learned in food manufacturing.
  9. The urban farmer – South African inventor profits from exciting new market

    24 March, 2017
    Claire Reid's school science project 15 years ago has evolved into an award-winning business.
  10. Zimbabwe hopes tobacco will revive battered economy

    20 March, 2017
    Independent economist John Robertson says this year’s tobacco yield is higher, but will not quickly improve Zimbabwe’s economy.
  11. Uganda needs a caffeine fix: Insights from Vietnam’s coffee market success

    14 March, 2017
    Until recently Vietnam and Uganda shared a similar trajectory in the development of their coffee sectors.
  12. The new face of farming: youth making agribusiness ‘cool’

    7 March, 2017
    Botswana’s Mavis Nduchwa, 33, owns an animal feed farm that grows grains and legumes.
  13. Overlooked Burkina Faso offers higher returns for investors willing to roll up their sleeves

    3 March, 2017
    'Because there is such a low supply of equity capital, you are likely to get better terms when you are making the investment.'
  14. Agriculture in Africa: Potential versus reality

    21 February, 2017
    The low productivity levels of agriculture in Africa have resulted in a worrisome scenario: it does not meet the growing demand for food from urban centres.
  15. Digital technology aiming to empower small-farm owners in east Africa

    7 February, 2017
    Mastercard has launched a new digital marketplace for east African farmers to sell their crops and receive payment via their mobile telephones.
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