Tag Archives: African Agriculture
Five years on: Syngenta’s Africa ambition bearing fruit, but access to technology by small farmers remains limited
Smallholder development projects, run in partnership with industry, academia, farmer organisations, civil society and enabled by national governments and international organizations, are crucial to achieving impact at scale
There are many problems facing the agricultural industry in Africa – from weather issues to historically political reasons for its struggles – but there are a number of professionals and businesses trying to make farming in Africa a real success story.
Dr Alvaro Sobrinho, trustee of The Planet Earth Institute, has written several articles underscoring the importance of having sustainable business models in Africa. Sobrinho’s work demonstrates that education, policy, business and environmental awareness need to be integrated in order to achieve a flourishing Africa. For instance, Dr Sobrinho has written both about the need for the provision of high quality PhD level education on the continent, and about the need to train a new generation of socially responsible African leaders. Looking at the agricultural sector in Africa through the lens of Sobrinho’s work yields some fruitful conclusions. Agriculture should be treated as a business, and it should be developed in a sustainable way.
The award-winning event, Agritech Expo Zambia, is presented by the Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) and returns to Chisamba for the fourth edition from 27-29 April 2017. “Zambia is an exciting market to explore, not just for South African suppliers to the agriculture sector, but also for South African farmers” says Liam Beckett, commercial director for the upcoming Agritech Expo Zambia. Agritech Expo Zambia is organised by Spintelligent, leading Cape Town-based trade exhibition and conference organiser, and the African office of Clarion Events Ltd, based in the UK.
Standard Bank South Africa’s agricultural division is hosting a series of provincial roadshows in South Africa aimed at engaging major role players and sector leaders in discussions about generating growth in their region.
- Africa has the potential to create a trillion-dollar food market
- But farmers need better access to help them grow and trade their products
- A new report outlines challenges and solutions to Africa’s Agriculture and Agribusiness sectors
WASHINGTON –A new World Bank report “Growing Africa: Unlocking the Potential of Agribusiness,” says that Africa’s farmers and agribusinesses could create a trillion-dollar food market by 2030 if they can expand their access to more capital, electricity, better technology and irrigated land to grow high-value nutritious foods. The report calls on governments to work side-by-side with agribusinesses, to link farmers with consumers in an increasingly urbanized Africa.
WASHINGTON, March, 2013 – Africa’s farmers and agribusinesses could create a trillion-dollar food market by 2030 if they can expand their access to more capital, electricity, better technology and irrigated land to grow high-value nutritious foods, and if African governments can work more closely with agribusinesses to feed the region’s fast-growing urban population, according to a new World Bank report launched today.
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Africa’s farmers and agribusinesses could create a trillion-dollar food market by 2030 if they can expand their access to more capital, electricity, better technology and irrigated land to grow high-value nutritious foods, and if African governments can work more closely with agribusinesses to feed the region’s fast-growing urban population, according to a new World Bank report launched today.
Agricultural investment opportunities, best practices & innovations define CMT’s 3rd Commercial Farm Africa Summit
Africare to outline essential role of civil society, small-scale farming and best practices at this year’s AgriBusiness Forum
Former President of the African Development Bank Babacar Ndiaye to lead Investment Day at this year’s AgriBusiness Forum.
The 5th African Private Sector Forum gets underway under the theme “The Role of Private Sector in Promoting Investment and Agro-Industry in Africa”
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, November 6, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The 3 day 5th African Private Sector Forum was launched today in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire with strategic aims to promote investment and trade through partnerships and joint ventures between the African Union Commission’s (AUC) Member States, the Middle East and the world at large in key sectors such as infrastructure development, transportation, telecommunication amongst others.