Daily Archives: September 5, 2016
Organic farming offers an excellent and lucrative export opportunity for Africa, but access to finance is harder to come by than five years ago, an UNCTAD survey has found.An example of the opportunity comes from an East African regional programme, which saw the region’s organic exports grow from $4.6 million in 2002/03 to $35 million in 2009/10, according to the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (ifoam.bio/en) . The programme led to a common regional organic standard and significantly increased crop yields in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and the United Republic of Tanzania.
Export and import of poultry meat and eggs is very common in Africa and Asia. Togo has been exporting poultry meat and eggs to Hong Kong until there was a report of an influenza outbreak on poultries in Togo. Hong Kong, who use to import poultry meat and eggs from Togo has now banned the activity.
Earlier this year, ANZISHA opened the call for entrepreneurs beyond 22 who are driving change in Africa through innovation. The contest which is organized by African Leadership Academy and The MasterCard Foundation saw growing number of applications from over 500 entrepreneurs from 32 nations in Africa. After review, 12 young entrepreneurs under 22 years of age. The organizers were glad to also experience an increased presence in Northern African markets and francophone countries such as Madagascar and Niger.
5th West African Clean Energy & Environment Exhibition & Conference – WACEE 2016 on 13 to 15 September in Accra