Measuring Africa's agricultural takeoff is set to make billionaires from ‘poor men's fields'

Asked where the next crop of African billionaires will come from, the president of the African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, without batting an eyelid, declared that they will be farmers...

By Boaz Blackie Keizire 18 Sep 2017

Major investments, partnerships a boost for African agriculture and economy

The signing of a record number of new investments and partnership agreements for inclusive agricultural transformation at the 2017 AGRF have boosted Africa's economic growth prospects...

15 Sep 2017

$280m partnership to help drive inclusive agriculture transformation in Africa

The 2017 African Green Revolution Forum saw the launch of the multi-million dollar Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa - a partnership to drive inclusive agriculture transformation across Africa...

11 Sep 2017

Closing the gap between the youth and agriculture in Africa

Agriculture and youth are a compatible pair, particularly in the African context. It has the remarkable potential to empower what will be the youngest and biggest workforce in the world by 2040...

By Thapelo Moleleki 5 Sep 2017

AfDB wants greater focus on implementation, as African Green Revolution Forum begins in Abidjan

Ahead of the 2017 African Green Revolution Forum, the President of the AfDB, Akinwumi Adesina, wants greater attention paid to the implementation of concrete plans for achieving the green revolution in Africa...

4 Sep 2017

Key African agri experts lined up for African Agri Investment Indaba 2017

The second annual African Agri Investment Indaba (AAII) will see prominent experts in the African agriculture sector address over 600 key stakeholders on real market opportunities across the various African regions...

14 Jul 2017

New Hortgro bursaries top R3.7 million

This year, Hortgro is contributing R3.7 million in bursaries and training at higher education institutions nationwide...

15 May 2017

#AgriIndaba: Facilitating investment in African agriculture

Foreign direct investment into Africa is indeed fraught with legal red tape, but there are platforms that help potential investors navigate their way through...

By Nicci Botha 30 Nov 2016

#AgriIndaba: Investing in Africa is not for sissies

A policy and legal environment that is conducive to doing business in Africa is critical to attract foreign direct investment...

By Nicci Botha 30 Nov 2016

#AgriIndaba: Highlighting agro-processing as a significant opportunity for growth

As one the economy's key labour intensive sectors, agro-processing is regonised to hold massive opportunity especially regarding the creation of employment opportunities and empowerment...

By Cari Van Wyk 30 Nov 2016

Access to trade and information is of great interest to the agricultural community

An interesting upcoming development to hit the African audience is the Continental Free Trade Area to be launched in 2017...

29 Nov 2016

Africa's largest Agri Investment Indaba is now underway

Projects to the combined value of over US$1bn are vying for the attention of international investors attending the African Agri Investment Indaba 2016 taking place in Cape Town from 28-30 November...

Issued by African Agri Council 23 Nov 2016

Forest Enterprise Simulator app to assist emerging forestry entrepreneurs

The Forest Sector Innovation Fund has developed an innovative decision-making support tool for small scale forestry entrepreneurs and larger, existing timber growers...

23 Nov 2016

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