Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

AfDB offers new financing opportunities for Zambia's water and agriculture sectors
AfDB offers new financing opportunities for Zambia's water and agriculture sectors

AfDB's support to the agriculture sector will be private sector-led. It will support Zambia to reform its agricultural trade policies that allow for private sector participation in the export of agricultural commodities...

15 Aug 2018

Ghana's Complete Farmer launches web farming platform
Ghana's Complete Farmer launches web farming platform

Ghanaian agri-tech startup Complete Farmer has launched its web farming platform, which allows users to sponsor farms in exchange for guaranteed returns on investment after harvest...

By Tom Jackson 24 Jul 2018

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Big data drives more finance to African agribusiness

An increase in the accumulation of large datasets on agribusiness in Africa is proving crucial to the financing of a sector often overlooked by banks...

2 Mar 2018

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First Malabo Biennial Report: More needs to be done to address threats of climate change to farmers and food security

"The future of agriculture depends on the management of climate change. There is a need for national investments that are targeted at efforts that address the threats to food and nutrition security within the context of the changing climate."

1 Feb 2018

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Planting the seeds of growth

By growing its agricultural economy, Africa ensures a better life for all its people. By becoming an agricultural powerhouse, it serves African people with food security and agribusiness opportunities...

10 Jan 2018

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#AgriIndaba: Modernised, scalable agri-education is key in training and feeding the masses

How important is modernising agricultural education to the transformation of the industry?

By Cari Coetzee 30 Nov 2017

Opportunities in the East-African poultry sector
Opportunities in the East-African poultry sector

With a global increase in demand for poultry and eggs in countries with growing populations and an increase in wealth, it follows that there is an opportunity for production growth. East-Africa has such opportunities...

23 Nov 2017

#AgriIndaba: A gateway to investment opportunities in African agriculture
#AgriIndaba: A gateway to investment opportunities in African agriculture

"The African Agri Investment Indaba seeks to strengthen the continent's agriculture sector and identify investment and growth opportunities. Africa is poised to play a significant role in ensuring global food security..."

20 Nov 2017

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#AgriIndaba: Acumen and instinct in African agribusiness

Acumen's first agricultural investments were focused on solutions that improved yields by providing quality inputs to the farmers. In the light of new challenges facing small farmers, it has evolved its strategy...

13 Nov 2017

#AgriIndaba: Meeting the challenges of investing in sub-Saharan agriculture
#AgriIndaba: Meeting the challenges of investing in sub-Saharan agriculture

Without investment in early-stage development or primary production, the African agricultural sector cannot advance, commercial value chains will not materialise and mainstream investment potential will be lost...

10 Nov 2017

#AgriIndaba: Phatisa and OPIC make great optics
#AgriIndaba: Phatisa and OPIC make great optics

OPIC invests in global development through emerging market private equity funds, while Phatisa invests in food and agri-related businesses in Africa that show strong growth potential...

8 Nov 2017

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Report: Agriculture can power transformation of African economies

Reforms could trigger an economic transformation with benefits far beyond the sector, stimulating growth in manufacturing and related services, whilst driving down food prices and raising disposable incomes...

11 Oct 2017

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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
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
$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

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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
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
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
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
#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
#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

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#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
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
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
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

Minister Senzeni Zokwana: Africa needs to share
Minister Senzeni Zokwana: Africa needs to share

Senzeni Zokwana, the Minister for the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in South Africa sat down with Africa AgriLeaders to discuss how African countries can better collaborate...

21 Nov 2016

Nigerian government enforces prohibition of GM foods
Nigerian government enforces prohibition of GM foods

The Nigerian federal government has ordered superstore operators in the country to withdraw all genetically modified (GM) products from their shelves...

2 Nov 2016

South African minister commends pro-women agri initiative
South African minister commends pro-women agri initiative

Minister Senzeni Zokwana has welcomed an initiative by a group of Western Cape women who have set up a network of entrepreneurs to help women and youth to get into farming...

28 Oct 2016

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