Growth in soft drinks expected for sub-Saharan Africa
Growth in soft drinks expected for sub-Saharan Africa

Despite the challenges presented by changing consumer habits, sugar taxation and increasing public pressure for healthier beverage options on the shelf, the soft drinks industry remains extremely optimistic in its outlook.

15 hours ago

Fresh produce trade in Africa continues to be a market leader
Fresh produce trade in Africa continues to be a market leader

Guest speaker at the 2018 Produce Marketing Association's (PMA's), Fresh Connections: Southern Africa Conference and Trade Show, Coillard Hamusimbi of the Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI) in Zambia continued his presentation on fresh produce trade in Africa by noting how: "African agriculture has greater opportunities than ever before. I do not recall a time when agriculture had such a centre position in terms of wanting to drive this continent to the next level economically, socially and otherwise. More so for fresh produce. Fresh produce will continue to lead the markets."

1 day ago

Challenges in the rapid digitisation of Africa
Challenges in the rapid digitisation of Africa

The rise of digital platforms and e-commerce will reshape the retail sector and in turn have deep implications for developing countries' industrialisation processes. African countries need to be ready and have a policy to take advantage of the digital economy and meet challenges head on.

1 day ago

Could Zambia stimulate fresh produce trade in Africa?
Could Zambia stimulate fresh produce trade in Africa?

According to Coillard Hamusimbi a consultant for Musika Development Initiatives and the Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI) in Zambia, the fresh produce industry in Zambia brims with opportunities for the development of modern fresh produce markets that can also stimulate cross-border trade-flow in the entire region. Investments into the new fresh fruit and vegetable markets in the country can act as a re-export hub for supply to Zambia's neighbours.

2 days ago

Sustainable packaging solutions needed to reduce food waste, scale up trade in Africa
Sustainable packaging solutions needed to reduce food waste, scale up trade in Africa

Food losses and waste are an enormous drain on natural resources. Roughly one-third of the annual food produced globally for human consumption - approximately 1.3 billion tonnes - is lost or wasted. These losses are particularly unfortunate in Africa where approximately 20% of the population is undernourished.

13 Sep 2018