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

EthioChicken produces highly fertile, disease-resistant chickens and sells them to farmers at affordable prices. (Image: WikiCommons)
#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

Right technology is not always within reach for African farmers
Right technology is not always within reach for African farmers

Farmers have no modern tools, such as tractors, to efficiently and effectively cultivate crops. They also need assistance to obtain seed varieties that are...

By Kristen Reesor 26 Oct 2016

Minister of Agriculture to deliver keynote address at African Agri Investment Indaba
Minister of Agriculture to deliver keynote address at African Agri Investment Indaba

The African Agri Investment Indaba is the largest investment platform for agribusiness and covers the entire value chain of agriculture with an international high-level conference, an exhibition area, and the "Investment Discovery Sessions".

14 Oct 2016

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Nigeria will become hub of agribusiness again

Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has said Nigeria is working to achieve zero hunger and becoming the hub of agribusiness in Africa in the next few years, says the Daily Trust...

10 Oct 2016

4th Addis Agrofood Exhibition in Ethiopia
4th Addis Agrofood Exhibition in Ethiopia

The fourth International Addis Agrofood Agriculture, Agricultural Machinery, Food, Food Technologies and Packaging Exhibition is one of the fastest growing agro-food events...

27 Sep 2016

#AgriIndaba: turning pledges into businesses, boosting African agriculture
#AgriIndaba: turning pledges into businesses, boosting African agriculture

While African agriculture has seen significant progress, there's a greater need to emphasize on the impact of lack of financial resources in the agriculture industry...

26 Sep 2016

Harvest season expected to grow Ghana agri-tech startup
Harvest season expected to grow Ghana agri-tech startup

Ghanaian start-up Landmapp, specialising in delivering affordable land rights documentation for smallholder farmers, is expecting to triple its revenues once the harvest season begins in October...

22 Sep 2016

- From left: Chief Investment Officer, Old Mutual Investment Group, Hywei George; Chief Executive Officer of the Group, Diane Radley; Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun; and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Uche Orji, at the agreement-signing ceremony.
Nigeria partners with South African firm in real estate and agriculture deal

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority established a partnership with Old Mutual Investment Group of South Africa to co-invest $700m in real estate and agriculture development projects...

20 Sep 2016

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