Africa requires innovative strategies to meet its agriculture investment needs.
We talk to experts about potential adverse effects of protecting South Africa's poultry industry against cheap EU imports.
Experts share their thoughts on unlocking Africa's farming potential.
Past efforts to promote agribusiness were not successful partly because of the narrow focus on farming.
'Because there is such a low supply of equity capital, you are likely to get better terms when you are making the investment.'
The market is growing fast, but continues to be dominated by imports.
Zimbabwe hopes tobacco will revive battered economy
20 March, 2017Independent economist John Robertson says this year’s tobacco yield is higher, but will not quickly improve Zimbabwe’s economy.
Uganda needs a caffeine fix: Insights from Vietnam’s coffee market success
14 March, 2017Until recently Vietnam and Uganda shared a similar trajectory in the development of their coffee sectors.
The new face of farming: youth making agribusiness ‘cool’
7 March, 2017Botswana’s Mavis Nduchwa, 33, owns an animal feed farm that grows grains and legumes.
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.'
Agriculture in Africa: Potential versus reality
21 February, 2017The 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.
Profit-making idea: Follow Dangote’s lead and invest in Nigeria’s agriculture sector
13 February, 2017The cost of importing food has risen dramatically, making local production more attractive.
Digital technology aiming to empower small-farm owners in east Africa
7 February, 2017Mastercard has launched a new digital marketplace for east African farmers to sell their crops and receive payment via their mobile telephones.
Why illegal deforestation in Angola must stop
2 February, 2017Angola has seen its planted forest areas decline by 31% between 2010 and 2013.
Paying the price: Should South Africa ban the EU’s chicken meat dumping?
2 February, 2017We talk to experts about potential adverse effects of protecting South Africa's poultry industry against cheap EU imports.
Profit-making idea: Sesame production a growth industry
20 December, 2016'Everyone is looking at sesame,' says investment advisor.
Important wins were notched up for African agriculture in 2016
20 December, 2016One of the most significant gains was the increased use of emerging technologies beyond the traditional use of mobile phones in agriculture.
Why are African food companies struggling to compete with foreign products?
2 December, 2016The market is growing fast, but continues to be dominated by imports.
Why Lagos might choose to buy tomatoes from southern Africa – rather than 90km away
30 November, 2016Experts share their thoughts on unlocking Africa's farming potential.
Selling food past its best-before date: Company discovers new market
29 November, 2016Foodies sells the non-perishable food products that traditional grocers deem unsuitable for their shelves.