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Cherry Irrigation: Quality that grows


Cherry Irrigation specialises in the design and implementation of all types of agricultural irrigation systems and is an authority on irrigation and climate control systems for the greenhouse market.
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Young and Technology-minded: How Merlo makes farming more attractive and efficient!


"La Comuna" farm is an example of how technology and innovation make a virtuous, productive process possible.
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Elead Packaging Solutions: Supplier of high-quality packaging machinery


African leaders place more and more emphasis on sound processing and packaging methods, as opposed to the consumption of unprocessed and possibly contaminated products.
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Franklin Electric: World-class pumping system solutions provider


Franklin Electric Inc. is the leading manufacturer of world-class pumping systems – providing the highest quality, availability, service, innovation and value for money across the globe.
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NviroTek Labs: Chemical analyses for different agricultural sectors throughout Southern Africa


NviroTek Laboratories offers a range of chemical analyses of soils, water, leaves, feeds, forage, fertiliser, lime, growth media and compost for different agricultural sectors throughout Southern Africa.
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ORO AGRI expands product range


ORO AGRI SA is synonymous with innovation, development and commercialisation of a range of products to serve growers' increasing need to enhance yields and sustain crop health.
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Johannesburg's new 'agripreneurs' dig for green gold on skyscraper rooftops


The soaring "Chamber of Mines" building in central Johannesburg, a hub for South Africa's mining industry, is also the site of a new venture aiming to entice the city's unemployed youth into green entrepreneurship.
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V.S.T. Tillers Tractors looking for distributors in Africa


V.S.T. Tillers Tractors is the largest manufacturer of power tillers in India, with a market share of more than 55%.
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Kenya: The entrepreneur who took a chance with starting a chocolate brand


In Kenya, Jazeera Suwani, the founder of Say It With Chocolate, is carving a niche for herself by producing artisan chocolates for vegans and those who are lactose intolerant.
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Listen: Bottled-water company reveals secrets to franchising success


Finding Impact Podcast (FIP) features Randy Welsch, co-founder of Jibu, a bottled-water franchise business with operations in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Zimbabwe.
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What needs to be done to give Africa’s smallholder farmers access to machinery


Mechanisation of agriculture has become a priority across many African countries as the continent gears up to exploit its well-recognised potential to become the world’s food basket.
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Profit-making idea: Halal industry offering attractive opportunities


Although the word halal is often associated with food, it simply refers to what is permissible in traditional Islamic law, and can be applied to any product or service.
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The journey so far: Eli Pollak, founder and CEO, Apollo Agriculture


Apollo Agriculture uses mobile technology, machine learning and remote sensing to deliver customised packages of seed, fertiliser, advice, insurance and credit to small-scale farmers in Kenya.
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Entrepreneur quits Nike job to start food business in Rwanda


When Lauren Russell Nkuranga arrived in Rwanda with the Nike Foundation, she discovered that the country's economy has expanded by an average annual rate of 7.6% between 2007 and 2016.
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'You never achieve more than what you aim for,' says entrepreneur of the year


Launched in 2004, Africa Biomass Company (ABC) has grown from strength to strength, and Willem van der Merwe was recently named South Africa's 2017 entrepreneur of the year in a competition sponsored by Sanlam and Business Partners.
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Elead Packaging Solutions: Supplier of high-quality fruit processing machinery


One of the ways to meet the target of a good extraction is the use of dedicated machines for the various 'families' of fruits that have similar characteristics.
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PowderPlast: Dry powder milling (or pulverising) of plastic resins


PowderPlast is strategically-positioned around South Africa to accommodate their customer’s exact powder needs and specifications.
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Staalboer: Convenient bulk water storage


Proudly South African Staalboer manufactures steel panel reservoirs with a life expectancy in excess of 20 years.
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Agricon Pelleting: Make money with pelleting of animal feeds and waste


South African-based Agricon Pelleting is a worldwide supplier of pelletising machinery and feed handling equipment for agri-processing.
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PetroMan® fuel management systems for agriculture


PetroMan® supports the agriculture sector in its desire to improve efficiency and save costs by means of comprehensive, accurate and real-time fuel management.
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Transforming Nigeria's agricultural value chain


Agriculture was the mainstay of Nigeria's economy before the discovery of crude oil and has contributed an average of 23.5% to GDP and generated 5.1% of export earnings over the past five years.
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Start-up snapshot: Invest in Nigerian agriculture from anywhere in the world


Farmcrowdy is a Nigerian online platform which allows users (sponsors) to invest in the country’s agricultural sector in the kind of farms (and crops) they want to invest in.
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New approaches will enhance food security in Africa


Thanks to Africa's large young population seeking jobs and improved livelihoods in cities, a key challenge associated with rapidly urbanising populations is a chronic food insecurity problem.
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How this Kenyan company saw an opportunity to link small-scale farmers with banks


FarmDrive has developed an innovative alternative credit-scoring model that can be used by financial service providers, such as banks, to assess the creditworthiness of farmers.
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After three tough years, the outlook for Malawi is at last beginning to improve


A big corruption scandal in 2013 sent the country into an economic tailspin followed by severe flooding in 2015 and the worst drought in a decade in 2016.
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Young South African on starting his castor oil and biodiesel business


Soweto-born Thabang Mabapa was helping to clean up a local community church when he stumbled upon Ricinus communis beans, more commonly known as castor-oil seeds.
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Selling food in Africa: What we can learn from this company’s challenges


South Africa-based Pioneer Foods – which produces brands such as Sasko bread, Liqui-Fruit juice, Bokomo cereals and Lipton ice-tea – eyes acquisitions in strategic African markets.
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Not all doom and gloom for agriculture in 'junk' South Africa, says economist


In early April, the South Africa's sovereign credit rating was downgraded to sub-investment grade (or 'junk') by both S&P Global Ratings and Fitch.
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Getting the agribusiness edge


AgriEdge is a non-profit company presenting extensive expert knowledge and experience gained over many years.
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Kemin: Mycotoxins in animal feeds and Toxfin


Drought conditions from 2015 to 2016 led to increased stress on crops during growing, which may increase the risk of mycotoxin production.
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NviroTek Labs: Agricultural analysis for Africa


NviroTek Laboratories is an independent, national, world-class analytical facility for agriculture in Southern Africa.
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Lasher: Africa's number one manufacturer of hand tools


Products by Lasher, Africa's foremost manufacturer of non-mechanical agricultural tools, are available across the continent.
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Southern Cross Industries: Water-pumping windmill experts


Southern Cross skills and knowledge have been accumulated over nearly 110 years through continuous improvements in design and manufacturing.
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Columbus Stainless: Local stainless steel producer sees growth in the agriculture industry


Stainless steel does not age and has excellent corrosion resistance that protects the equipment throughout its lifetime and does not require additional coatings to function optimally.
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Torre Parts and Components


Torre Parts and Components manufactures and distributes quality branded parts and components into both the African and global markets.
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Master Farmers: Leaders and legends


The book Master Farmers: Leaders and legends portrays the success stories of twenty distinguished South African farmers.
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Nulandis and Farmers Organisation Limited launches single dose range in Malawi


In a first-for-Africa, the Nulandis single dose range has been launched by Farmers Organisation Limited (FOL) to meet the unique needs of smallholder growers in Malawi.
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Inavit iQ Consulting adding business value to agri-related industries


inavit iQ (Pty) Ltd is a South African based business consulting company with an international presence providing innovative services.
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PPA: Complete equipment solutions for Africa's poultry industry


PPA offers clients full turnkey solutions on poultry houses, including building work, complete feeding systems, watering systems, and cooling, heating and ventilation systems.
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Why African farmers are part of the climate change equation


Faced with the choice of putting climate funds into Africa or into more developed regions, donors and investors don’t hesitate: the developed regions get the money.
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'Find your market before manufacturing,' advises food processor


"Find the market before manufacturing," advises Phuti Lamola, a 34-year-old entrepreneur producing spices in Polokwane, South Africa.
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The urban farmer – South African inventor profits from exciting new market


South African Claire Reid is no stranger to accolades in entrepreneurship and innovation – and has most recently won the title of Agripreneur of the Year at the global competition, Future Agro Challenge.
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Zimbabwe hopes tobacco will revive battered economy


Officials say Zimbabwe's tobacco yield has been increasing after a downward turn in 2000 when the government chased white commercial farmers off their land.
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Uganda needs a caffeine fix: Insights from Vietnam’s coffee market success


Until recently Vietnam and Uganda shared a similar trajectory in the development of their coffee sectors.
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The new face of farming: youth making agribusiness 'cool'


Mavis Nduchwa has challenged norms by founding and successfully managing a commercial animal feed farm in Botswana.
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Agricon: How the pelletising of livestock feeds can save
(and make) you money


South African-based Agricon Pelleting is a worldwide supplier of pelletising machinery and feed handling equipment for agri-processing and factories.
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Imperial Isuzu Truck Centre: Setting new benchmarks and purchase trends within the truck market


Moving into this year, one of the key trends will be the inescapable price increases across all the brands represented in the truck and passenger car market.
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Botala Energy Solutions: Produce cheap electricity from agricultural waste


Botala Energy Solutions offers farmers and agribusinesses in Africa an opportunity to cost-effectively generate electricity from agricultural waste.
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Power Plastics fumigation sheeting – ensuring efficiency and safety during the fumigation process


Power Plastics, a supplier of fumigation sheeting in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond, was recently approached by a large tobacco manufacturer to provide fumigation sheets to cover their tobacco.
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ORO AGRI: Innovative and versatile technology well suited to help African farmers


OROWET® Technology is a unique blend of cold-pressed orange oil, a completely renewable raw material, in patented mixtures with various surfactants and is used as a base to manufacture a range of different product types.
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Swartland Spray Pumps


Swartland Spray Pumps import machines from Teyme, spare parts and fan units from Solteka, and shears and plant thinners from Arvipo.
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Prefab Pro: Prefabricated building, installation and reticulation solutions for better African projects


Prefab Pro was established in 2011 to service the African and Asian markets with quality prefabricated structures and installation services.
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Unbeatable prices on new left and right-hand drive vehicles from Zansta7


Zansta7 Traders is a South African company affiliated with re-exporting new vehicles. These include passenger cars, SUV’s, pick-ups, busses, vans and trucks – all of which come at extremely attractive prices.
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Government Subsidy Update for SA Industrialists and Entrepreneurs – February 2017


The South African government confirmed a total incentive budget of R9.6bn, of which R1.3bn has been earmarked for a re-modelled Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP).
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Overlooked Burkina Faso offers higher returns for investors willing to roll up their sleeves


Injaro Investments, which manages the agricultural impact fund, Injaro Agricultural Capital Holdings, recently sold its shareholding in a Burkina Faso seed producer, Nafaso.
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Profit-making idea: Follow Dangote's lead and invest in Nigeria's agriculture sector


Nigeria's oil-related economic woes and the depreciation of the currency against the US dollar, is opening up opportunities for the domestic cultivation and processing of agricultural commodities.
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Digital technology aiming to empower small-farm owners in east Africa


Mastercard has launched a new digital marketplace for east African farmers to sell their crops and receive payment via their mobile telephones.
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Paying the price: Should South Africa ban the EU's chicken meat dumping?


Executives, union workers and employees of South Africa's chicken industry marched in February 2017 to the European Union (EU) offices in Pretoria to demand an end to the dumping of cheap chicken imports in South Africa.
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Important wins were notched up for African agriculture in 2016


2016 was a big year for agriculture in Africa and one of the most important gains was the increased use of emerging technologies beyond the traditional use of mobile phones in agriculture.
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Why are African food companies struggling to compete with foreign products?


Across the continent, rising incomes, urbanisation, the expansion of modern supermarkets, as well as changing consumer tastes and behaviour, have unlocked massive potential for processed food.
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Why Lagos might choose to buy tomatoes from southern Africa – rather than 90km away


In Lagos, it can be cheaper to source tomatoes from countries in southern Africa than from 90km outside of the city, according to Omri van Zyl, CEO of AgriSA. Why?
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Selling food past its best-before date: Company discovers new market


Would you pay 50% less for a can of beans that had past its 'best-before date'? About 25% of South Africans would, according to entrepreneur Dave Bester.
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Tomato paste giant's troubles embody Nigeria's economic woes


Nigeria's largest tomato paste manufacturer, Erisco Foods, announced in November 2016 that it would close its 1,500-worker strong factory in Lagos's industrial area Oregun.
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Why MTN is venturing into livestock tracking in Nigeria


Nigeria's population of over 180 million people and high adoption rate of mobile phones make it an attractive environment for mobile network operators.
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CFAM Technologies: Ready-to-eat Grain Snacks and/or Porridges Business Opportunities


Large lower-income groups have the unfulfilled need of an affordable food product that is highly nutritious and long-lasting to support not only child development, but also adults in need of nutritious food.
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Backsaver: Innovative small-scale hand planter popular throughout Africa


South Africa's Michris Janse van Rensburg has enjoyed considerable success with his Backsaver hand planter and fertiliser applicator.
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Agricultural training in Africa


Over the past few years Bathopele Agri Development Institute has trained more than 5,000 African farmers in agriculture.
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Top quality fencing wire from Messrs Mertech Marine


Mertech Marine was the first company in the world to specialise in the recovery and recycling of redundant undersea telecommunication cables.
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Water Infra: Affordable water storage


Water Infra offer a large variety of affordable water storage systems, because nothing can exist without the most important substance in the world: water.
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The township entrepreneur who built his spinach empire with less than $3


South African entrepreneur Lufefe Nomjana (also known as the Spinach King) is building a business empire around spinach in the Cape Town township of Khayelitsha.
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Youth should ask themselves: 'Where is the money to be made in agriculture?'


Many youths have negative perceptions towards the agriculture sector, associating it with dirt and poverty. CD Glin speaks about why the narrative of youth and agribusiness needs to go beyond crop production.
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Policy uncertainty holding back investment in agriculture


Since its establishment in 2011, Grow Africa, an initiative that seeks to accelerate investment in agriculture, has mobilised US$14bn in private sector commitments. However, so far only $2.3bn has actually been invested.
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Why our stereotypes of African agriculture are all wrong


The default symbol of African agriculture is an African woman holding a hand hoe, which highlights the drudgery African women face in farming. But it also conflates family farming with the broader agricultural enterprise.
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Agribusiness in Africa: CEOs weigh in


According to Africa's agribusiness CEOs, the biggest barrier to improved penetration of markets in which they already operate is access to technology.
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Meet the Tryctor: A motorbike-turned-tractor targeting small farmers in Nigeria


Knowledge that most small-scale and subsistence farmers are forced to cultivate the land by hand prompted Nigerian automobile designer Olufemi Odeleye to develop the prototype for a low-cost, multipurpose, mini tractor.
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Why this South African fast-food brand is expanding to America


Chesanyama (meaning 'braaied meat' in isiZulu) is a South African fast-food franchise brand built on the concept of the traditional township braai (a South African-style barbecue).
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How drones can curb the cost and time of designing farms in Africa


A drone helped design the irrigation system for a 3,000ha rice farm in Nigeria ‐ about 75km from the town New Bussa.
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Agri Shalom: Creative livestock handling solutions


Agri Shalom – situated in Bloemfontein, South Africa – manufactures high-quality livestock handling equipment to provide the farming community with the most effective solutions.
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Power Plastics industrial covers and liners


With Southern Africa still in the grips of one of its driest spells in decades, the need to adopt water-smart agricultural practices has become critical.
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Imperial Isuzu Truck Centre: Setting benchmarks, and saving you time and money


Imperial Isuzu Truck Centre continues to set several benchmarks when it comes to sales and aftersales efficiency amongst Isuzu Truck dealers.
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Lemco: Specialised steel fabrication for any shape and size


LEMCO Holdings Pty (Ltd), a South African-based company specialising in all forms of structural steel, is able to produce customised designs according to their clientss specific requirements.
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ORO-SOIL with OROWET®-technology helps to make every drop count


Water is a very precious resource today and soil limitations like compaction and hydrophobicity can cause wastage through run-off and excessive evaporation.
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Well-paid executive quits job, buys Unilever juice brand, and starts own business


In 2014 Bernard Njoroge quit his US$10,000-a-month job to reintroduce into the Kenyan market a juice brand, called Tree Top, that had been off the shelves for nearly two decades.
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How this Rwandan potato crisps company wants to compete against Lay's


Pascal Murasira is co-founder and managing partner of Hollanda FairFoods, a Rwanda-based food-processing company that manufactures potato crisps under the brand name Winnaz.
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Former Citi banker sees opportunities in agribusiness financing


Founded three years ago, Kenya-based Umati Capital provides working capital to traders, processors, farmers and cooperatives in the agribusiness value chain.
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Olam in Côte d'Ivoire: Ensuring a steady supply of produce from over 100,000 farmers


Olam International, a global grower, trader and processor of agricultural commodities with strong roots in Africa, began its Côte d'Ivoire operations in 1994 – exporting raw cashew nuts to India.
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Bamboo: Africa's untapped potential


Agronomists in Africa believe this uniquely blessed "wonder plant" can restore degraded landscapes while economists think it is a potential "green gold" and a silver bullet for design and architecture.
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BBF Safety Group: Full safety footwear solution, from one leading provider


Born from a merger of some of the most respected safety footwear manufacturers in South Africa, the BBF Safety Group has over 200 years combined experience in footwear manufacturing and a solid footprint in the African continent.
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Ugandan juice company capitalising on abundance of cheap fruit


Sam Turyatunga was studying food science at Uganda's Kyambogo University when he decided to start a juice manufacturing business because of the large number of fruits sold at throwaway prices.
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Chinese engagement in African agriculture is not what it seems


In December 2015, Chinese President Xi Jinping flew into South Africa for the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation, but what is the real story of China in Africa?
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Kenyan fruit juice maker sees potential in children's market


Kenyan food products manufacturer Excel Chemicals sees opportunities to grow its business by targeting children and young consumers with its new range of fruit juices and smoothies.
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Piket Implements: Economy grain planter for the progressive African farmer!


The Piket Economy No Till Maize Planter is designed for planting crops on smaller farms making use of tractor traction.
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New Trend Manufacturing: trailers designed for ease of use and built to last


New Trend Manufacturing strive for the best and will never sell something that they are not prepared to buy themselves.
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Danone Warsaw Dairy Plant Closure


Process, Conditioning, Packing, Utility Equipment in Poland: online auction.
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Abax Corporate Services: International Management Company


Abax Corporate Services – a Mauritius-based International Management Company – provides integrated corporate, fiduciary, and business solutions.
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Coffee entrepreneur ready to take on the export market


Big international coffee chains were making lots of money, while farmers in Kenya barely had enough to sustain their families.
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Tanzanian businessman on the opportunity to process and distribute fresh produce


Tanzanian entrepreneur Elia Timotheo's company, EA Fruits Farm & Co, is a processor and distributor of fruits and vegetables grown by smallholder farmers.
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GSI's ArchSpan instant barn: Store anything swiftly and safely


A barn on a farm is like diesel in your pick-up truck – you cannot go without it. With GSI's ArchSpan technology, your instant solution is delivered to your farm as a factory on wheels.
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Agriculture as a business: Approaching agriculture as an investment opportunity


Policymakers and investors can leverage the continent's existing assets to catalyse economic transformation rather than trying to create it from whole cloth.
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How this businessman built a lucrative dairy company, while keeping a full-time job


Two decades ago Eric Kimani saw an opportunity in Kenya's dairy sector, at that stage dominated by the state-owned monopoly Kenya Co-operative Creameries (KCC).
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Vitamech: A wide array of implements, machinery and spare parts


Vitamech provides much needed products for the farming community at cost effective rates.
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Aqua King: Water enhancing solutions for agriculture and food industries


Aqua King specialises in the sanitation of water and has treatment systems that have proven themselves over a wide variety of different applications in the agricultural and food industries.
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Flexipump: An irrigation pump designed for the developing world


The Flexipump is an incredibly simple water pump designed primarily for small scale farmers to better irrigate their crops.
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Mertech: Quality cable and wire solutions


Quality cable and wire solutions
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Trojan Battery Company: Power for a wide variety of applications


Trojan Battery is the world's leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries and a battery technology pioneer, providing power for a wide variety of applications.
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Experience the Agribusiness Powerhouse of Africa


Agri4Africa Agribusiness Tours & Events, in association with Boland Travel, specialise in arranging agribusiness tours and trade missions to and from the African continent.
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Economist weighs in on Zimbabwe's economy


In an interview with How we made it in Africa, Dr Gift Mugano, a Zimbabwean economist, discussed a few critical challenges facing the country.
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Power Plastics: Machine covers reduce risk for university labs under refurbishment


Over many years, Power Plastics has been approached to design and manufacture covers for all sorts of interesting applications, the latest challenge being custom machine covers for CPUT.
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Uganda's Gaster Lule: From baking cakes at home to a diversified empire


Ugandan entrepreneur Gaster Lule and his wife Edith started baking cakes from their home kitchen in the late 1970s.
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How to capture Africa's $152bn consumer packaged goods opportunity


Despite rising incomes and changing consumer lifestyles across the continent, the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry is still a relatively untapped growth opportunity.
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Agriculture doesn't have to be a poor people's game, says successful farmer


Agribusiness is gradually becoming ‘cool’, championed by wealthy public figures, and tech-savvy youth developing new solutions for the industry.
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Start-up snapshot: Boosting milk yields of small-scale dairy farmers


LishaBora Hydroponics, a Kenya-based start-up that produces a barley nutrient supplement targeted at smallholder dairy farmers that can improve milk yields by up to 30%.
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Fall in oil prices presents opportunity for African agriculture, says PwC


While most farming yields in developed markets have been maximised and not many untapped agricultural areas left, Africa holds the majority of the world's uncultivated, arable land.
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Bringing Africa's artisanal timber sector into the formal mix


Domestic wood or artisanal logging markets in sub-Saharan Africa provide employment and wages for entire communities and that has huge socio-economic and environmental importance.
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How this working mom got her frozen foods onto the shelves of Nakumatt


Standing in front of a room full of investors at the 2015 Africa Finance and Investment Forum (AFIF) in Cape Town last month, Kenyan Mary Cherop Maritim shared how she started her frozen foods company.
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Valtrac: Get more from feed with extrusion


Valtrac, the agricultural technology supplier, now offers farmers the opportunity to extrude soya beans to make it suitable for feeding animals.
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South African retailer sees wholesale opportunity at DRC-Zambia border


South African-based grocer Fruit & Veg City is planning on setting up a wholesale centre at Kasumbalesa, the border town between the DRC and Zambia.
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Commodity exchanges in Africa: Lessons from Ethiopia


The Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) began operations in 2008 bringing together buyers and sellers to trade produce such as coffee and sesame seeds.
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Is muscle or machine the future of agriculture in Africa?


On average, agriculture accounts for 32% of gross domestic product, employs 65% of the labour force of most of sub-Saharan Africa's economies.
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Imperial Isuzu Truck Centre: Setting new benchmarks for sales and after-sales efficiency


Imperial Isuzu Truck Centre continues to set several benchmarks when it comes to sales and after-sales efficiency amongst Isuzu Truck South Africa dealers around the country.
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Kenya seeking foreign investment to ramp up food production


Kenya, like many African countries, is a net importer of food despite having vast areas of arable land and over 75% of the population involved in farming.
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RenEnergy: Solar PV and Lithium Ion Phosphate Energy Storage built for Africa


With limited electricity grid networks and the lack of maintenance on it most businesses in Africa revert to diesel generators and households to fossil fuel.
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His Royal Highness The Duke of York KG, Olusegun Obasanjo and Aliko Dangote to form partnership to support Entrepreneurship in Africa


His Royal Highness The Duke of York KG, His Excellency Olusegun Obasanjo and Mr Aliko Dangote have agreed to form a partnership to support Entrepreneurship in Africa.
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CTC Plant Company: Africa's most experienced earth moving plant specialist


South Africa-based CTC Plant Company specialises in the sales and support of earth moving plant and equipment throughout Africa and internationally.
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Find the right candidate for the job – Agricultural Placements knows African agribusiness


South African-based agency Agricultural Placements specialises in finding and placing the right personnel for agricultural, agro-processing and other agribusiness companies and projects in Africa.
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Nigeria: Tomato paste could prove a tasty investment


Despite the fact that Nigeria is sub-Saharan Africa's largest tomato grower, local production doesn't currently meet demand.
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Feeding West Africa: An agenda for regional trade


In West Africa, home of nearly 300 million people, agriculture employs 60% of the labour force. However, despite great potential, the region is increasingly dependent on food imports to meet its consumption needs.
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Agriculture entrepreneur taps into urban demand for fresh produce


Kenyan scientist Yvette Ondachi ventured into farming nine years ago, hoping to build a financial cushion in case she ever lost her primary source of income.
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Why this Nigerian chose rural farming over a suit and tie


In 2007, when Lawrence Alaba Afere graduated from university, he shocked his family with the news that he was not going to use his business management degree.
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Three lessons from brewing Heineken in Africa


When Jean-François van Boxmeer was appointed in 2005 to lead Heineken, the third-largest brewer in the world, he was one of the youngest CEOs in the company's history.
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Meet the Ghanaian entrepreneur with a solution to rural farmer struggles


Ghanaian entrepreneur, Alloysius Attah has one solution to many of Africa's food production problems – and it's a simple one.
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Cashing in on the cashew nuts boom


For the fortunate cashew nut farmers in the central and northern parts of the country, February through June is harvest time.
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Jooste: Quality borehole cylinders and pumps for Africa


Jooste developed a borehole pump using a cylinder that delivered more water while using less power compared to the old brass cylinders.
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Inttrac Trading: Distributors of Strautmann feed mixers in Southern Africa


Established in 1993, Inttrac Trading is a supplier of agricultural and industrial equipment, as well as a distributor of Strautmann animal feed mixers.
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AgriVaria: Enhancing the efficiency of grain and oilseed farmers


AgriVaria aims to create wealth for the agricultural sector by enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of grain and oilseed farmers with their agricultural implements.
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CFAM Technologies: Maize/soy snack and porridge business opportunity


Large lower income groups in South Africa have the unfulfilled need for a food product that is very affordable but still highly nutritious and long lasting to support child development and adults in need of nutritious food.
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ExtruAfrica: 3-7 August 2015


ExtruAfrica educates on extrusion as a tool to alleviate poverty and assist with food security with international and local experts sharing their knowledge and expertise at the 5th Annual ExtruAfrica Training Seminar and International Conference.
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Hidden treasures for Congo coffee tasters


In the mid-1980's, the Democratic Republic of Congo was officially exporting up to 130,000 tons of coffee per year, but by 2012 that figure had shriveled to 8,000 tons.
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GSI: Fast, efficient, economic, and strong Arch Span Structures


The new Arch Span Structures from GSI are poised to revolutionise the building, storage, and crop protection industries in Africa.
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Heads of state to promote Africa as an investment destination at global investment summit


Four heads of state have already confirmed their participation in the 2015 Global African Investment Summit held on 1-2 December 2015 in London, the UK.
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Forget uncultivated land – Africa must produce more on existing farms


Although Africa statistically holds 60% of the world's uncultivated arable land – and despite this huge agriculture potential – the continent remains a net importer of food.
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Despite setbacks, Africa is still rising


Despite all the excitement about the Africa Leaders Summit hosted by President Obama last summer, 2014 ended in a smattering of negative headlines for Africa.
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Private equity firm explains why it invested in Zimbabwe's dairy industry


Private equity firm Spear Capital recently paid US$6m to acquire a 27% stake in Zimbabwe's Dendairy, a leading dairy producer.
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Kenyan company producing natural solutions for pest control


Crop pests are a nightmare for farmers across Africa contributing to food insecurity with current figures on the extent of damage varying between 10-16% losses in global crop production.
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How companies can mitigate their African supply chain risks


Africa's agricultural resources are the backbone of multi-billion dollar industries and is a large producer of crops such as tea, coffee, chocolate, cotton and leather.
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Plastrip: Tackling the pruning season with confidence


Do you cultivate roses, fruit trees and grapevines? Or do your hedges require some trimming?
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Africa private equity: Deep value in mid-cap sector


The consumer sector in its broadest sense – including areas such as logistics, healthcare, education and consumer-related technologies – is predictably the sweet spot for most firms.
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Reducing the risks of investing in agri-preneurs: How this Kenyan is doing it


"There is nothing genius about what we decided to do," believes Kenyan entrepreneur, Alex Mwaura Muriu, 27.
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Roadmaster: Suspension kits for
superior load carrying and cost savings


The Roadmaster Active Suspension (RAS) kits offer farmers in Africa impressive road handling, ride quality, stability and much improved load carrying performance.
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Agrifeed Systems: Equipment for cost-effective animal feed production


South African-based Agrifeed Systems manufactures a full range of tested and proven feed processing systems that make the manufacturing of animal feed both labour saving and cost effective.
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South African entrepreneur scoops prestigious business award at IWEC 2014 in Stockholm


Director of niche manufacturing SME Power Plastics, Caryn Formby has recently been recognised at the prestigious IWEC (the International Women's Entrepreneurial Challenge) award ceremony in Stockholm.
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Find the right candidate for the job. The ADC and its Partners know African agribusiness.


The ADC has teamed up with HR and recruitment specialists Agricultural Placements, Agrijob, M3 Human Capital Management and others to provide a unique and customised placement service for African agribusiness enterprises.
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Ethiopia: Ambitions to become a global force in leather production


In recent years Ethiopia's leather industry has attracted several foreign companies that have set up factories here.
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Van Zyl Staalwerke: Hard-working agricultural implements for farmers in Africa


Van Zyl Staalwerke is a proudly South African manufacturer of a range of small and large agricultural implements and equipment.
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Businessman Saleh Nasreddin upbeat about Ethiopia's food industry


Accomplished businessman, Saleh Nasreddin, exudes optimism as he talks of Ethiopia's imminent economic take-off.
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Private equity in Ethiopia: Talking investment with Schulze Global


In 2008 Schulze Global Investments (SGI), an American investment firm and family office, became the first international private equity firm to open an office in Ethiopia.
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Thought leadership: What is it about agriculture in Africa?


Africa's agriculture potential is staggering with about 60% of the world's uncultivable arable land.
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American oil entrepreneur Dan Eberhart now scouting opportunities in Africa


Dan Eberhart, CEO of Canary LLC, is looking – through his private equity vehicle, Eberhart Capital – for investment opportunities in Africa.
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New initiative aims to boost Africa's crop yields with new seeds


New initiative hopes to change all that by enhancing African farmers' access to improved seeds.
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Chai Bora: The tea company with great ambitions in Tanzania and beyond


Tanzania's first local privately-owned tea company, Chai Bora Limited, is a leading tea manufacturer with multiple brands and an ambition to move beyond tea.
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Roadmaster: Suspension kits for
superior road handling and cost savings


The Roadmaster Active Suspension (RAS) kits offer farmers in Africa superior road handling, ride quality, stability and improved load bearing performance.
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Oil or fish? Why Ghana should balance oil production and fishing activities


Fishermen and their families in Bonyere made their grievances clearly known during a visit in 2011 in the early phase of oil production: "oil should not deprive us of our fish".
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Pretoria, South Africa – Medium scale dairy and processing plant closed down and all equipment for immediate sale!


Dairy and plant can be bought as one unit or broken down and equipment sold separately.
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Sirkel Sourcing Company (SSC): Fine Wines and Food Products from the fairest Cape


Our company is an export sourcing / brokerage facility, representing a number of leading food processing companies in the Cape and Northern provinces.
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"South African wine industry must adjust its Africa strategy, before it loses out"


The South African wine industry needs to adjust its strategy for the African market before it completely misses out on the opportunity the continent presents.
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H&S: Learn how cost-savvy American farmers make a better feed for better animals


The H∓S 170 Grinder-Mixer (GM-170) offers the convenience, dependability and smoothness of hydraulically operated feed making on your farm.
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Start-up snapshot: Producing high-quality tomato paste in Nigeria


Tomato Jos provide locally-produced, high-quality value-add food products to Nigerian consumers in a way that is profitable and sustainable.
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'Be persistent, never give up': The story of Vimal Shah and Bidco


Kenyan businessman Vimal Shah is one of the region's most prominent entrepreneurs with a long list of awards behind his name, chairmanships of various industry bodies and a highly-successful company to boot.
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When worlds collide – farmers and financiers


A recent article in the Economist highlighted that for more capital to flow into agriculture, farmers and financiers will have to learn a lot more about each other.
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Forget doctors and lawyers, farming is where the money's at, says Nigerian entrepreneur


"Young Nigerians do not want to dirty their hands anymore, and it just shocks me."
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'Crops' or 'carats'? Interaction between gold mining and cocoa production in Ghana


For the past two decades, gold mining and agriculture have contributed consistently to economic growth and development in Ghana.
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Why Botswana's largest retailer ventured into 'risky' Zimbabwe


Choppies is a multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer that was born and bred in Botswana.
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Why it's time for Africans to eat local


Africans are eating like the rest of the world, but what they are eating isn't necessarily good for them.
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Valtrac goes out of its way to select farming equipment that is suited to the harsh conditions associated with Africa


Valtrac goes out of its way to select farming equipment that is suited to the harsh conditions associated with Africa.
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African Sanitation: Supplying Africa with waterless toilets


Solar Powered Urine Diversion (SPUD) toilets, a portable sanitation solution convenient for everyday use, are now available for installation anywhere in Africa.
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Why Shoprite is teaming up with pizza chain Debonairs in Angola


Famous Brands, a leading South African quick service and casual dining restaurant franchisor, is teaming up with Shoprite Angola to launch the first Debonairs Pizza outlet in that country.
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Sweet spot for African private equity is in smaller deals


Capital shortage and underdeveloped and under-representative capital markets can create a perfect storm for the private equity opportunity in frontier markets.
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Netafim South Africa: The leader in drip irrigation


Netafim has become a household name among irrigation dealers in South Africa and drip irrigation and Netafim goes hand in hand.
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Metal Events: Supplying Africa with spare parts for agricultural implements


South African-based Metal Events, established in 2003, specialises in the manufacturing and supply of spare parts for agricultural implements to the African market.
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Côte d'Ivoire seeking agribusiness partners


The West African country of Côte d'Ivoire – one of the world's largest cocoa and cashew nut producers – is inviting foreign investors to set up agri-processing businesses.
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Kenyan businesswoman wants to make tea 'funky'


"For most Kenyans, tea is an at-home drink so when they go out they want something different. That is why we want to make tea funky," says Mutahi.
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Gated serviced farms: The next hot real estate trend?


As Africans leave the farms and move to cities, stakeholders are worried about future access to, and affordability of, food in urban centres.
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Five ways to do better business with Africa's small-scale farmers


Doing business with the small-scale farmers living in remote areas of sub-Saharan Africa with little money to spend is no easy feat.
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How to become an African success story:
Six tips from Zambeef's boss


Zambeef is a market leader in the production, processing, distribution and retailing of a range of meat and agri products – such as beef, edible oils, flour and stock feed, to name a few.
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Rabbit farming a winner for Kenyan entrepreneur


Moses Mutua ia not only changing perceptions, but also proves it can be a commercially viable venture to keep rabbits.
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Intra-Africa trade key to boosting African economies


More emphasis needs to be placed on trade partnerships between African countries to drive seamless intra-Africa trade.
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Why African companies should view China as a market, not as competition


Jas Bedi, the Kenya-based chairman of the African Cotton & Textile Industries Federation (ACTIF), sees the Asian giant, China, as a market for Africa's textiles and apparel.
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Sisal production akin to 'printing money' suggests METL Group boss


"Everywhere you touch in Africa, there is a lot of money to be made." – Mohammed Dewji, CEO of Tanzania's METL Group
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RSA Seed & Grain: Your total grain handling and storage solution


RSA Seed & Grain is a manufacturer and supplier of cost-effective, innovative and robust grain handling and grain storage solutions for Africa.
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SATI: South Africa ... "Preferred country of origin for the world's best tasting grapes"


SATI is dedicated to maintaining South Africa's position as the preferred country for taste around the world, as well as to ensure that the industry remains progressive, equitable and sustainable.
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Africa keeps it interesting for Bayer business development boss


Two years ago Bayer reviewed its African operations and came up with a plan to significantly ramp up its presence.
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Seeing the future through the eyes of young Africans


It is interesting to reflect on the progress that has been made in Africa over the past 15 years. Where we are today is very different to where we were 15 years ago.
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Zambeef – from humble beginnings to one of Zambia's top companies


Huntley Farm, about a 45 minute drive north of Zambia's capital Lusaka, is the heart of Zambeef Products, a US$300m-plus business.
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Bayer targeting African small-scale farmers with innovative packaging


Bayer CropScience, a division of the German chemical and pharmaceutical giant, is hoping to win over small-scale farmers in Africa with smaller pack sizes.
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US agriculture giant Dow AgroSciences to grow Africa footprint


US crop protection products and technology manufacturer Dow AgroSciences is expanding its presence in Africa to tap into the continent's potential in agriculture.
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Expanding Africa's digital frontier: Farmers show the way


The information needs of African farmers – accurate local weather forecasts, relevant advice on agricultural practices, real time price information and market logistics – remain largely unmet.
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Zoetis: Quality animal health products


Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways.
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Plastrip: Trellising fruits and vegetables saves space and time


Trellising fruits and vegetables is a gardening technique that keeps plants off the ground, improves production and increases usable space.
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John Deere: New US-built 5M tractor range unveiled


Farmers in South Africa recently managed to get a sneak preview of the new John Deere 5M series tractors.
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African businesses continue to reap benefits of US-Africa trade agreement, says DHL


The trade relationship between the United States and Africa, as well as the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) was recently put under the microscope at the AGOA Forum.
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Africa's growing population calls for research to increase food production


Higher levels of investment in agricultural research, science, and technology will boost food productivity for Africa's rising population.
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Stoller Africa: SA farmers tour USA with Stoller Group


The Stoller Group took a team of 24 leading South African farmers and distributors to the USA in July this year.
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Liquor giant replacing imports with local manufacturing
in key African markets


South African alcoholic beverages company Distell is setting up local manufacturing facilities in key African markets.
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Pakistani businessman moves from Dubai to
set up restaurant in Nairobi


Dubai is one of the world's most popular business hubs with its state-of-the-art infrastructure has transformed over the last three decades from a desert into a technologically advanced business centre in the Middle East.
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Africa's middle class might be smaller than previously thought


Africa's growing middle class has inspired much of the renewed business interest in the continent over the past years.
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Talking business and exporting to Africa with
Entrepreneur of the Year finalist


Johan Eksteen is the owner of Agricon Pelleting, a company that manufactures and supplies pelletising machinery and agri-processing equipment to the global market.
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Heat and Control: Flavorite snack processing and packaging systems now available in Africa


Heat and Control has announced the expansion of its product range in the Africa and sub-Saharan market to include one of India's Flavorite Technologies's snack processing and packing systems.
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Cameroon must roar: at a 7% minimum


Cameroon's current annual economical growth of 4.9% does not reflect the full potential that lies in the transformation of the riches of the country.
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Lasher: Africa's number one manufacturer of hand tools


Lasher is Africa's foremost manufacturer of non-mechanical agricultural tools that is tough and reliable.
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Ugandan promotes 'slow food' ideals to feed Africa


Next to a small wooden house in this town just east of Kampala, 10-year-old Solomon Walusimbi plucks pea pods from a lush green tangle of creepers.
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Tractors International: Africa's source for quality pre-owned farming and construction equipment


As Africa's agricultural sector continues to grow, so does the need for high-quality farming and construction equipment.
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Raptech: Your total pump solution


Raptech is a leading provider of water pumping solutions addressing South Africa's water scarcity issues and delivers quality water to homes, businesses and communities.
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The Kit Group: Africa's leading workwear provider


The Kit Group is South Africa's leading uniform solutions and management specialist focusing on all types of uniforms and safety wear.
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CFAM Technologies: Extrusion technology solutions


CFAM Technologies (Pty) Ltd provides a comprehensive service in the design and manufacturing of extruder equipment and components.
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How this fruit business was turned around
from the brink of collapse


In 2012 Kenyan entrepreneur Arvin Gurjar was contemplating closing down his company, Deluxe Fruits, that imported small volumes of fruits and vegetables from South Africa and distributing it to wholesalers in Kenya.
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Afgri Ghana: Catering for the needs of West Africa's emerging farmers


Small-scale farming in West Africa traditionally suffered from unproductive methods, limiting farmers to only produce enough for the needs of their own families.
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Agri weave: For better water retention and easier crop management


Spilo Technical Textiles's Agri weave product allows for a significant reduction in water and herbicide consumption, among numerous other benefits.
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Danone acquires stake in dairy company linked
to Kenyan president


French food giant Danone has bought a 40% stake in an East African milk processor owned by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's family.
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All Power: Solar Powered Water


All Power has the latest and most advanced technology for pumping water with 3-phase pumps directly from a solar array.
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Catalysing a new generation of 'agri-preneurs' in Africa


Trying out new foods is one of life's simple pleasures. Cuisine immerses you in a culture, exposes you to new tastes and excites the imagination.
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How a Kenyan bakery is taking on the challenges
of the business world


Sustaining steady cash flow is one of the many challenges small manufacturers face as retailers would take 30 to 90 days to make payments.
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Tomato paste and noodles: Olam bullish
about food processing in Africa


Africa, a continent with a wealth of natural resources and 60% of the world's uncultivated arable land, has historically exported much of its raw materials, with very little value added to them on the continent.
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John Deere on the trends driving African farming


The rate at which African farmers are adopting agricultural machinery is "scary low", said Jacques Taylor, managing director of sub-Saharan Africa for John Deere Financial.
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Why illegal fishing off Africa's coast must be stopped


Illegal fishing was a threat to Africa's coastal communities even 25 years ago, when I lived and worked in Tanji, a fishing village on the Gambian coast.
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Rebelo Agricultural Group: Your one-stop commercial vegetable production partner


South African-based Rebelo Agricultural Group is your one-stop commercial vegetable production partner for profitable projects across the continent.
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Four things you should know about agriculture and food in Africa


The World Bank estimates that Africa holds 60% of the world's uncultivated arable land.
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Why Woolworths' African food stores rely on
exports from South Africa


South African clothing and food retailer Woolworths is looking to expand its food stores across its existing footprint in southern Africa, according to the company's group director for retail operations, Paula Disberry.
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Three lessons South African agriculture can learn from Nigeria


The recent announcement that Nigeria has leapfrogged South Africa to become the continent's largest economy has, understandably, raised more than a few global eyebrows.
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Olusegun Obasanjo: In Nigeria, agriculture is the new oil


When Nigeria announced recently that it had become Africa's biggest economy, you could be forgiven for thinking that oil was the only reason.
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Seascape Marine Services: strong, comfortable and fast tractors for Africa


Seascape Marine Services is the sole distributor of Yanmar tractors in South Africa and the wider African continent.
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Stumbelbloc: Build for as little as 10 USD per m²


Is it conceivable that you can build a house in the cheapest possible way without air-conditioning in the middle of Africa?
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Why Africa's economic growth is not reducing poverty


Sub-Saharan Africa's strong economic growth over the past decade has failed to adequately address poverty.
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Why a Kenyan TV reporter turned to farming chickens


For more than a year TV journalist Caleb Karuga wanted to get fired – while he was good at his job, his true passion lay in farming – but he did not have the courage to quit his job.
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Kenya's middle class a growing market for ice cream manufacturer


Kenya-based ice cream producer Alpha Dairy was established 12 years ago to fill a gap in the market and has since grown to become one of the country's leading brands.
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What One Acre Fund can teach us about supporting African small-scale farmers


One Acre Fund is a non-profit organisation serving smallholder farmers (typically living on one acre of land) in the East African countries of Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.
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UK supermarket billionaire setting up investment
vehicle for East Africa


British billionaire and philanthropist Lord David Sainsbury is set to launch an East Africa-focused high-impact investment vehicle that will assist local companies and entrepreneurs to grow.
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Celebrated Ethiopian entrepreneur behind soleRebels
reveals her next big idea


Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu – one of Africa's most celebrated entrepreneurs – founded soleRebels in Ethiopia, and the company has since become one of Africa's largest footwear brands.
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Forestry not for those seeking a quick buck


Africa's untapped agribusiness potential is currently a big topic. However, one area within the sector that doesn't receive as much attention is commercial forestry.
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Timbery: Start a profitable sawmilling business


The recently launched Timbery M100 sawmill makes it even easier to start a profitable sawmilling business cutting timber for construction or resale purposes.
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Land Resources International: Aerial surveys and land resource analysis solutions for Africa


Land Resources International (LRI) delivers remote sensing aerial surveys and land resource analysis solutions for the African agricultural industry.
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LEMKEN: Leading machinery for soil cultivation, seeding and crop protection


LEMKEN is an internationally active, specialist supplier for professional crop cultivation.
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Sirkel Sourcing Company: Your partner for wines and food products from South Africa


Sirkel Sourcing Consortium has been engaged in the sourcing and export of fine wines and food products from leading producers in South Africa since 1994.
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American Agricultural group puts down roots in Africa!


Stoller has growing interests in Sub-Saharan countries such as Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Ghana.
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Five ways Africa can become a global force in farming


Africa, which holds 60% of the world's uncultivated arable land and has access to plenty of water resources, has the potential to not only feed its own population, but also to contribute to global food security.
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The 'absurdity' of manufacturing in Africa


Africa's wealth of natural resource reserves make it one of the largest producers and exporters of a number of commodities in the world.
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Pushing African agribusiness to $1tr mark


Imagine for a moment the impact of a US$1tr African agribusiness sector on the lives of Africans.
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German agriculture boss endorses foreign investment in African farming


"I came from this typical view Europeans have of Africa, that it is this continent of hunger, war and corruption."
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Geldof and Obasanjo on creating a better harvest for African agriculture


Africa is one of the most fertile regions on earth. Yet, while the continent boasts 60% of the world's uncultivated arable land, one in four Africans still go hungry and Africa still imports 40% of the food it needs.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  2099 ]

Nestlé expects 'major growth' in Kenya when oil starts flowing


Swiss food and beverage multinational Nestlé is expecting "major growth" in the Kenyan market in five years when recent discoveries of oil begin to flow.
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GSI: A leader in crop storage and handling systems


GSI is the world's largest manufacturer of steel farm grain bins, commercial storage grain bins and grain silos.
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Top quality breeding material for profitable livestock projects in Africa


The Veterinary Import Export Authority (VIEA) solves all issues relating to the global import or export of live animals and products of animal origin.
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Livingstone Floors: flooring solutions for Africa's agribusiness and food industry


Livingstone Floors provides flooring solutions to the client's specific needs in the industrial, commercial and retail markets
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  3514 ]

DHL's deliveries just got stranger


DHL Express recently released its annual list of quirky, strange and speedy delivery requests for 2013 which ranged from delivering nine gorillas across two continents, to transporting a specific heart internal defibrillator.
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Afrivet: Africa's animal health specialists


When Dr Peter Oberem founded Afrivet Business Management in 2000 his vision was to create an animal health company that would provide for the unique needs of southern African farmers and animal owners.
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Organic fertiliser maker aims to make a difference in Kenya


As Africa seeks to increase food production to meet rising demand and fill shortages, the need to protect soils and the environment is also emerging.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  2324 ]

Nigerian agriculture: Not there yet, but making progress


Africa's agricultural potential is a relevant topic considering growing populations and worldwide food insecurity, especially in Africa.
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No two days are the same in African private equity


For Stuart Bradley the best part of his job is the variety of people with whom he gets to interact. "No day is the same," he says.
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Private equity firm explains why it backed a Kenyan flower company


Within two days from the time flowers are cut at Kenya's flower farms they are available for sale in markets such as Sweden.
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US market offers growth potential for Ethiopian-based food manufacturer


Anyone who has been to an Ethiopian restaurant will be familiar with injera, a slightly spongy pancake-like flatbread used simultaneously as food, eating utensil and plate.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  1895 ]

US tractor maker takes creative approach to build
its business in Africa


Rather than waiting for farmers on the continent to adopt modern farming techniques, US agricultural equipment manufacturer AGCO has taken it upon itself to develop the sector.
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French fertiliser manufacturer targets
commercial farmers in East Africa


More than 400,000 people in the oil rich Turkana region are facing starvation as Kenya battles with yet another bout of food shortages.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  2309 ]

Farming and food in Africa and the battle over land, water and resource rights


Africa is being heralded as the new frontier for commercial farming but, as governments and investors sign deals, a counter movement of family farmers is promoting alternative pathways to development.
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Consumer preferences in Africa a stew of nuance and complexity


On a bridge linking two islands that are home to some of Nigeria's richest people, a giant billboard advertises Moët & Chandon, the Champagne that has become a favourite tipple of the country's wealthy elite.
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Domino's Pizza aiming to be the big cheese in Nigeria


For the past 18 months, two internationally recognised American brands – Domino's Pizza and ice-cream parlour chain Cold Stone Creamery – have been expanding their footprint across the Nigerian market.
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Nigeria aiming to reap benefits of agricultural goals


Partway through an ambitious agricultural development strategy, Nigeria is looking to the land to boost employment, ease the economy's dependence on oil and ensure food security.
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Internet-powered agricultural services face challenges scaling up


Africa's growing mobile and internet penetration has inspired innovative services aimed at improving agricultural productivity by giving farmers easier access to expertise and information.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  2083 ]

South African brewer launches Soweto Gold craft beer brand


South Africa is a country that loves its beer and now there's a growing popularity for craft beers made by smaller microbreweries which are opening across the country.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  1861 ]

How Laetitia Mukungu started her own farming business
at the age of 14


It is safe to say that the majority of teenagers don't spend much time figuring out how to scale a business or mulling over ideas to uplift their communities.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  2053 ]

How three agribusinesses have improved their
engagement with smallholders


Africa's smallscale farmers face a number of challenges which can affect both the quality and quantity of their output. For agribusinesses sourcing produce from them, this can negatively impact their business.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  2094 ]

What does the failure of Woolworths say about Nigeria?


For foreign companies looking to expand their business in Africa, Nigeria is a country that has certainly been brought to their attention. In recent years the West African country has seen a rush of multinational companies enter the space.
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How cereal maker Weetabix plans to grow its business in Africa


Africa is becoming a more attractive market for breakfast cereal manufacturers as they expand beyond the traditional US and European markets, which are now seen as mature and offer little room for growth.
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Focus on the basics, and the money will come in,
says food entrepreneur


Prosoya Kenya – founded three years ago by Kaburu Muguika – manufactures low cost nutritional foods in Nairobi, such as Ndungo Ujilala, a nutritional porridge that has a long shelf-life.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  1757 ]

Agri-EnviroLab World: Supplying analytical equipment to the agri and food industries


Agri-EnviroLab World supplies specialised laboratory and scientific analytical equipment throughout Africa.
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Stoller: Maximising plant genetic expression


With current operations having extended to 62 countries, Stoller has established StollerAfrica to service another 43 countries found in Sub-Saharan Africa.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  3084 ]

A focus on niche markets reduces risk for
Rwandan coffee producers


The landlocked, East African country of Rwanda has an economy that relies heavily on agricultural exports, mainly in coffee and tea.
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Tips for buying online this festive season


With the increased availability of broadband access, and more affordable data costs offered by mobile operators, online shopping is gaining great traction in Sub-Saharan Africa.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  2841 ]

Low income earners the core market for
powdered milk maker Promasidor


In 1979 Robert Rose started Promasidor and pioneered the concept of selling long-life milk powder in small sachets in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  2631 ]

Poultry demand in Africa likely to continue growing, but not all local producers are benefitting


At the time of writing I was sitting in the Chicken Inn fast food restaurant in a shopping mall in Ghana's capital, Accra.
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African Agriculture Fund acquires stake in Malawian equipment company


The African Agriculture Fund (AAF), managed by Phatisa, has acquired a majority stake in the Malawi-based agricultural engineering and equipment distribution company, Farming and Engineering Services Limited (FES).
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Angola plans to revive its agricultural sector


Angola's government has set up strategies to revive one of the sectors of central importance to Angola's economic future: agriculture.
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Sukup – grain storage, handling and drying equipment for Africa


Sukup Manufacturing is a family-owned manufacturer of grain bins, grain dryers, material handling equipment and pre-engineered metal buildings.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  3404 ]

Multinational brewers turn to cassava for low-cost beer


Cassava is the second most consumed source of carbohydrate in sub-Saharan Africa, but the crop's industrial potential has been largely unexploited.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  2191 ]

Entrepreneur talks about the business behind bat droppings in Madagascar


In 2005, chartered accountant Erick Rajaonary decided to start his own company, one that produces and supplies natural fertiliser and organic manures created from bat guano found in Madagascar's caves.
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Four steps to entering sub-Saharan Africa's food industry


Meeting the needs of consumers in sub-Saharan Africa presents an opportunity for global food and agribusiness companies.
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Private equity fund sees growing demand for table olives in Africa


Agri-Vie, a private equity fund that invests in agribusiness companies in sub-Saharan Africa, believes demand for table olives is set to grow across the continent.
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USA and sub-Saharan Africa will see increased
trade growth, says DHL


DHL Express, the world's leading courier and express company, believes that trade between the United States of America and sub-Saharan Africa is set for continued growth.
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Farming should be a priority for Africa, warns Kenya's Chris Kirubi


Kenyan businessman Chris Kirubi has built a multi-million dollar business empire in East Africa investing in diverse sectors including property, consumer goods, insurance, media, energy, manufacturing and logistics.
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One smallholder's warning for the future of farming in Africa


Like other smallholder farmers in Mbola in the Tabora region of western Tanzania, Mama Sara's farm plots were covered with a patchwork of stunted, sad-looking maize.
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Consumer tastes are not the same across the African continent


Fast-moving consumer goods companies looking to grow in Africa shouldn't assume that tastes and preferences are the same across the continent.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  1614 ]

Juhudi Kilimo couples loans with training for
smallholder farmers in Kenya


Nairobi-based social enterprise, Juhudi Kilimo, is hoping to increase agricultural productivity in Kenya through its efforts in financing agricultural assets for smallholder farmers.
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South African company buys stake in Nigeria's
Mr Bigg's fast food chain


Famous Brands, the South African quick service and casual dining restaurant franchisor, today announced a deal to acquire a 49% stake in Nigeria's UAC Restaurants (UACR).
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Vida Longa: the ice cream solution for Africa is here


Imagine collecting your soft serve, putting it into your vehicle and driving from Cape Town to Cairo.
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Cool Maintenance: Insulated panel solutions for the African entrepreneur


Cool Maintenance is a manufacturer of insulated panels for use in structures such as cold rooms, process plants, prefabricated modular buildings, community phone shops and containers.
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DHL facilitating business in a rising Africa


Africa has become the shining light for companies seeking large-scale growth outside the borders of cash-strapped economies of the developed world.
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Rain Bird – spreading its wings across Africa


Rain Bird, one of the world's largest manufacturers of irrigation equipment, is seeking to grow its distribution network in Africa.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  2931 ]

Spilhaus: Tailor-made water supply and irrigation solutions


WM Spilhaus Boland is a well established South African landscape and agricultural irrigation company providing tailor-made solutions to agricultural projects and farmers across the continent.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  3874 ]

Africa needs to increase its productivity to feed itself, says agribusiness boss


Think about 2050, there will be 2.3bn additional people on the surface of the earth. Africa will soon have 1bn and by 2050, 2bn people which makes it about 20% of the [global] population.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  1540 ]

Soda King franchise opportunity


Soda King is offering business people and entrepreneurs across the continent a unique franchise opportunity to establish a bottling plant in their country of choice.
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Dream big: Have a global vision from the start, says manufacturing boss


Fabrinox, a sheet metal manufacturing company founded 20 years ago in the Western Cape of South Africa, has grown to see an annual turnover of between R50m-R60m (US$4.84m-$5.81m).
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Ghana-based food manufacturer taking on established players


Thousands of containers of imported processed food arrive at Africa's ports every month clearly implies there are opportunities for increased local production.
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Beyond Lagos: looking at Nigeria's retail potential


Resilient Africa is a joint venture between South African companies that are specifically focused on developing shopping malls in Nigeria.
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Kenyan entrepreneur defies the odds to grow her own coffee business


Despite many challenges and little support from the people around her, Kenyan Vava Angwenyi has dedicated her time and energy to building her own coffee company, Vava Coffee.
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Entrepreneur grows her hobby into a successful cheese making business


For over a year Kenyans Kalpa Padia and her late husband Rajesh had been making cheese, and had accumulated more than seven tons of their product.
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Borequip – Africa's premier supplier of corrosion resistant borehole pipes


Borequip's range of modified uPVC borehole piping and fittings fill the gap in the market for corrosion resistant and light-weight piping that can easily be fitted in sections.
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Securing Africa's land for shared prosperity


The greatest development challenge facing sub-Saharan Africa today is lifting 400 million of its people out of extreme poverty.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  1525 ]

Q&A: Unpacking Somaliland's business potential


Len Tiahlo is the co-founder, co-director and secretary of the Somaliland Development Corporation (SDC), a UK-based organisation dedicated to facilitating international investment into Somaliland.
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Burundi promoting its business opportunities to South African SMEs


Many South African companies, such as supermarket chain Shoprite, have benefited from expanding into previously under-serviced markets in the rest of the continent.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  1549 ]

Backsaver: Seed and fertiliser planter for small-scale users


South African Michris Janse van Rensburg has won first prize in Nampo Boerepatente's Young Farmer category in 2010, 2011 as well as 2012.
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Orbach Agri – farming equipment built for Africa


Orbach Agri was founded in 1990 to manufacture a range of agricultural mowers specifically suited to tough South African and African conditions.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  4727 ]

What Zambian entrepreneur Monica Musonda learnt from Aliko Dangote


Zambian-born Monica Musonda moved back home to set up Java Foods, the firm that manufactures the eeZee brand of instant noodles.
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Shea butter nourishes opportunities for African women


In a fancy Manhattan hotel in New York, women in colourful traditional African gowns provide a fascinating contrast to the grey and black business suits surrounding them on their way to one of the conference rooms.
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Talking farming with Fairtrade Africa head James Mwai


While agriculture is a major contributor to the economies of many African countries, most farmers on the continent remain poor.
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Top entrepreneur gives six secrets to business success


De Fynne Nursery started in 2001 when Jacky Goliath and Elton Jefthas launched a wholesale nursery for fynbos, a shrub-like family of plants that are indigenous to the Western Cape of South Africa.
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Should Shoprite and Walmart be worried by Carrefour's entry into sub-Saharan Africa?


French retailer Carrefour, the second largest in the world, at the end of last month announced that it will enter eight countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  2023 ]

Stevia: a sweetener for Kenyan exporters - and farmers' pockets


A natural sweetener is providing Kenyan farmers with an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing supply chain that includes several other countries from around the world.
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Africa's agribusiness industry continues to attract private equity interest


Two recent private equity deals in Africa's agribusiness and food sectors show that investors continue to see opportunities in these industries.
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Coffee shop brand, vida e caffé, says their next stop is Ghana


A lot of vida e caffé customers are suited business men and women, fumbling over papers with colleagues.
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Why the growth of modern retail should be good news to African farmers


The growth of supermarkets and restaurant chains across Africa is opening up opportunities for farmers and entrepreneurs to supply these outlets with quality agricultural produce.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  1648 ]

Deep Blue Aqua – a one stop shop for aquaculture systems


Deep Blue Aqua designs, manufactures and installs aquaculture and live-holding systems for both fresh and marine species.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  5084 ]

Nkoko Chicken Houses – a business opportunity to raise and sell poultry


Kiki Agri's unique brand of chicken-houses, The Nkoko Chicken Houses, are available in three varieties.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  34627 ]

Agricon: How the pelletising of livestock feeds can save (and make) you money


South African-based Agricon Pelleting is a world leader in the manufacturing and supply of pelleting machines and equipment.
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Marefa – Africa's preferred partner for packaging solutions


Marefa understands and satisfies its customers' needs and has achieved its reputation as preferred partners in packaging solutions.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  3189 ]

Can African smallholder farmers grow for export markets?


Every day in sub-Saharan Africa, over 200 million people are unable to get enough food to eat. By 2050, this situation is set to worsen.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  2411 ]

How a Ugandan company manages 12,000 farmers


Divine Masters Limited is a Uganda-based business involved in the production and trade of soya beans, maize and rice and currently works with 12,000 out-grower farmer families.
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What Woolworths looks at before it enters an African country


For South African clothing and food retailer, Woolworths, operations in the rest of the continent is an important source for future growth.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  1774 ]

How Farm Shop is modernising the agro dealership experience


Social enterprise Farm Shop is building a franchise network of agro dealers located in rural, underserved areas of Kenya that are clean, modern, and professionally managed.
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'Agriculture should be a business, not a development activity'


For many years, Nigeria has depended on oil as the leading export earner but is now looking to diversify its revenue streams via other sectors, such as agriculture.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  1757 ]

Eleni Gabre-Madhin's next big idea: to build commodity exchanges across Africa


Gabre-Madhin rose to prominence a few years ago when she founded and became CEO of the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) and has since then become somewhat of an authority on African agriculture.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  1784 ]

Building a venture from scratch not for the faint-hearted, says gourmet tea entrepreneur


Cote d'Ivoire-born Swaady Martin-Leke is the founder and CEO of YSWARA, a newly launched African tea company that targets the higher-end consumer market.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  2166 ]

The big potential in African smallholders


70% of the continent's poor live in rural areas and the overwhelming majority rely on smallholder agriculture for their livelihoods.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  1733 ]

FAB Water Engineering: Variety of pump solutions


FAB Water Engineering, founded in 1983, is a dedicated pump supplier and sales agent for Caprari SPA, Matra and a multitude of other brands.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  3662 ]

Hydraform celebrates 25 years of innovative building solutions


South African-based Hydraform celebrates 25 years of Interlocking Blockmaking Machines, currently being used across Africa by property developers, entrepreneurs, governments and NGOs.
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Waste management company transforming trash into compost


TakaTaka Solutions is hoping to clean up Nairobi's streets and rivers.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  2077 ]

Horticultural business partnership between South Africa and The Netherlands


A South African and Dutch group of stakeholders has announced an initiative to jointly accelerate South African horticultural industry.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  3552 ]

Freight It offering logistics solutions into and out of Africa


South African-based company Freight It has quickly become a highly successful and respected international logistics company globally.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  2119 ]

Maximising the female force behind African agri supply chains


Women in low-paid, manual jobs form the 'invisible' backbone of major industries and big business.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  1719 ]

Running a snack food business in East Africa


One of the new market entrants, Urban Bites, easily stands out with its matte packaging and Nairobi skyline design among the dozens of potato chip brands in Kenyan supermarkets.
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Halal food company eyeing opportunities in Africa


Africa is booming. We know they have a lot of agriculture and a lot of development taking place.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  1730 ]

Why SABMiller's cassava beer is a win-win for the company and small-scale farmers


SABMiller's cassava beer not only generate revenue for the company, but also creates opportunities for small-scale farmers.
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What the UAE needs from Africa in order to invest in agriculture


60% of the world's uncultivated arable land is in Africa, placing the continent's role in agricultural production at the forefront of global discussions.
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Finance with the company that builds the equipment


John Deere Financial is one of its critical business offering one-stop financial solutions to customers.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  2454 ]

Two entrepreneurs looking to transform agriculture through solar-powered irrigation


Two young entrepreneurs, Charles Nichols and Samir Ibrahim, are hoping to transform agriculture with their SunCulture solar irrigation kits.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  1744 ]

BMCS – Thermoplastic pots, seedling trays, interesting peat blends or grafting machines


BMCS's belief in the best quality and service is underwritten by their motto "Start Right Finish Fast".
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  7288 ]

Interview: The man who is bringing the Subway franchise to Kenya


Christopher J. Bak is set to bring Subway to Kenya in August and intends to develop up to 20 outlets in the region over the next five years.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  1578 ]

Power Plastics enhances small storage products


With the successful market uptake of the storage cubes, Power Plastics' relationship with Storage Cube has gone from strength to strength.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  2266 ]

BRICS Summit: How India and Brazil can help Africa to get ahead in agriculture


According to Mohit Arora, Standard Bank Africa's head of agriculture, Africa can learn a lot from some of the BRICS countries on how to kick-start its agricultural sector.
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Agriculture hubs are the best way to grow Africa's agricultural sector


Omri van Zyl from Deloitte Africa's agribusiness unit is a pioneer of agricultural hubs and is currently exploring it with the government of Botswana among others.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  1556 ]

DeLaval – your partner for producing quality milk


DeLaval – a full-service supplier to dairy farmers – develops, manufactures and distributes equipment and complete systems for milk production and animal husbandry.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  2388 ]

Call for expressions of interest: allocation of irrigated land in Burkina Faso


In a push to boost private agribusiness investment and modernize its agriculture, the Government of Burkina Faso initiated the Bagre Growth Pole, the first agribusiness-focused growth pole in Africa.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  2029 ]

Boltfast – Africa's leader in fasteners


During the past three decades South African-based Boltfast has established itself as an industry leader in fasteners offering over 28,000 products, ranging from nuts, studs to washers and screws.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  2683 ]

The challenge of attracting capital to African agriculture


The Initiative for Global Development (IGD) frontier leader, Riaz Currimjee, speaks about the current landscape for African agribusiness investment.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  1452 ]

In Nigeria, sugar at home, sweets from abroad


While the government works to implement new policies to help the local industry, farmers sell sugar cane as snacks on the street while the country imports 97% of the sugar it consumes.
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Shoprite still needs to import eggs into some African countries


Sourcing fresh produce locally is still a major challenge in some African countries for retailers such as Shoprite.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  1691 ]

Thinking outside the box to finance Africa's small-scale farmers


While Africa holds 60% of the world's uncultivated arable land, farming on the continent is limited by various challenges, and access to financing sits high up on the list. But why?
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Africa's agricultural market could triple if farmers were able to tap into middle-class demand


According to the new World Bank report, Growing Africa: Unlocking the Potential of Agribusiness, Africa's agricultural market could triple by 2030.
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Six companies investing in African agribusiness, and what we can learn from them


To examine the opportunities and challenges on the continent, How we made it in Africa looks at six companies that have invested in the region's agribusiness sector
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Hydraform International – Training Academy in South Africa


A core component of the Hydraform Building System is training: theory lessons in a classroom environment as well as practical training on machine operation, blockmaking and construction.
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'Nigeria has gotten a lot better,' says South African agribusiness entrepreneur


Although it has not been a great commercial success, South African-born businessman Louw Burger is at the forefront of commercialising cassava in Nigeria.
FULL ARTICLE   [ VIEWED.  1726 ]

Environmental Waste Management in the Poultry Industry


The poultry industry is no exception when it comes to the complex challenges that the South African economic sectors are facing in protecting its environment.
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Multigrow: Maximum productivity with quality greenhouse equipment


South African-based Multigrow specialises in the design of greenhouses and growing tunnels for small- and medium-scale farmers across the African continent.
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Two pocket guides to help farmers


ASNAPP in association with USAID has developed two pocket guides that provide basic information on crop husbandry, crop management and post harvest handling to aid growers and extension officers.
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ASNAPP sponsors women at Agricultural Show in Zambia


ASNAPP sponsored two women farmers, Ms Preline Swart from South Africa and Ms Jocelyn Fordred from Namibia, as a reward for their hard work in their respective small farming businesses.
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Rovic Leers – agricultural systems and implements for Africa


Much has been written about Africa's agricultural potential. The continent holds around 60% of the world's uncultivated arable land, and could become the bread basket of the world.
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Majority of SA agribusinesses would consider opportunities in rest of Africa


According to a recent survey conducted and published by professional services firm PwC, 71% of respondents in South Africa's agribusiness industry indicated that they would consider opportunities in the rest of Africa.
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South African food companies continue expansion into rest of continent


South African food and agribusiness companies are continuing to look at growth opportunities in the rest of the continent.
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Turning a passion for healthy living into a business


The founder of Kate's Organics, Kate Kibarah, explains why organic farming is the next low hanging fruit and her ambitions to tap into the European market.
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Why Tanzanian farmers don't sell what they produce


Typically, farmers produce to feed their families but they also expect to gain revenues by selling their output.
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US agri equipment giant AGCO explains why it will invest $100m in Africa


AGCO, a New York Stock Exchange listed multinational company, ended last year with the promise to invest US$100 million into Africa.
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Africa – the top target for foreign investment in farmland


A key driver of foreign investment in land, food security is a challenge mankind has been confronted with in various times and places.
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Five reasons why companies and small-scale farmers are not in business together


It is predicted that by 2050 the world will have an additional two billion people and food production will have to increase significantly as a result.
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Grains of Paradise Revolution – Ghana


Non Timber Forest Products (NTFP) development has recently emerged as a promising alternative to timber extraction in natural forest management.
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Open Market Access for Griffonia simplicifolia – Liberia


Non Timber Forest Products (NTFP) play an important role in contributing to growth and development in developing economies like Liberia.
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How big business can engage small-scale farmers in Africa


With the global population growing rapidly it is predicted that by 2030 food production will need to increase by 50%.
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Four ways how technology can boost African farming


In Africa, mobile phones give people access to services that are available in traditional forms in the developed world, such as financial services, newspapers, games and entertainment.
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Why Africa's agribusiness sector holds potential for private equity


The African Agriculture Fund (AAF), managed by private equity fund manager Phatisa, invests up to US$10.5 million in the DRC's Feronia, an agricultural company that specialises in palm oil production.
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Bamboo – the timber of the 21st century?


Growing demand for wood products has led to deforestation across the world. One innovative company is, however, looking to reverse this trend while at the same time turning a profit. The answer? Bamboo.
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Five regulatory barriers undermining intra-African food trade


Africa, with 60% of the world's uncultivated arable land, still has to import a large percentage of its food in order to feed its rapidly growing population. The rising cost of importing food can lead to deepening food insecurity.
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Malawi – from agricultural success story to food crisis


Once again Malawi finds itself in a tight spot: a food crisis set off by erratic rains, rising food prices and economic hardships is slowly unfolding.
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How to profit from Africa's different consumer groups


Some interesting consumer behaviour trends that can help retailers better understand the needs of their African customers.
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Why food is the most obvious way to tap into Africa's consumer story


We are what we eat and the level of access to food will determine the level of a consumer society.
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OABS – a 'one stop' agricultural consulting firm


Optimal Agricultural Business Systems (OABS) provides agricultural information, market evaluation, strategic planning, business planning and research services to farming companies, processing firms, trade and commodity organisations, and other agricultural input suppliers.
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CASH receives overwhelming response at the 2012 Zambia Agriculture and Commercial Show


Every year thousands of people are part of the agricultural and commercial activities which take place at Zambia's leading annual Agriculture and Commercial Show.
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Southtrade – high quality agricultural machinery for Africa


Ulrich Gericke and Southtrade are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year and has weathered many storms to emerge as a leading supplier of high quality agricultural machinery.
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An affordable solution for farmworker housing


Going Green Modular Building Solutions recognised the use of modular products as a feasible option for inexpensive and eco-friendly building.
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Ten African countries with high consumption growth potential


Africa is not one homogeneous market and comprises 54 countries, each with its own unique dynamics. Which countries are the most attractive?
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Nigeria and Angola increasingly important markets for South African wine


Wines of South Africa (WOSA) is an export marketing council with the mission of growing the presence of South African wine brands in the international market. With over 500 exporters, WOSA is a non-profit organisation that is independent of government, but is funded by a levy per litre on all bottled wines exported.
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How land deals with foreign investors can actually benefit African farmers


African governments should use the proceeds from land leased to foreign investors to subsidise the cost to local farmers of modernising their farming methods, or to build infrastructure and improve production.
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A global rush for Africa's land: risks and opportunities


A recent study estimates that more than half of the 56 million hectares of land sought after by foreign investors globally is located in sub-Saharan Africa.
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'Many people in Africa confuse risk with poor execution'


While there are risks associated with doing business in Africa, the CEO of Tongaat Hulett, Peter Staude, believes that these can be overcome with careful planning and an understanding of the market.
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Palm oil is coming home to Africa


Ranveer Chauhan, managing director and global head of palm at agribusiness company Olam, looks at the case for sustainable palm oil production in Africa, building on the experience of producers in Southeast Asia.
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Commercial farming in the Congo not for the faint-hearted


Elephant grass can grow up to four metres tall. Clearing large swaths of farming land from this grass was just one of the challenges a group of South African farmers had to deal with when they first arrived in the Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Brazzaville.
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South African company finds economic value in flies and maggots


Most people would struggle to see how flies, maggots and human waste can hold any monetary value. A South African company is, however, envisaging a massive industry.
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Three ways to boost job creation in Africa through agriculture


As countries develop, both the share and number of jobs in agriculture generally decline. Africa can, however, defy this trend.
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Saving money and making friends: Why SABMiller is engaging local farmers


By sourcing raw materials directly from farmers in Africa, beer producer SABMiller is cutting costs while also winning the support of local communities.
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Interview: Shoprite CEO talks retail in Africa


Shoprite Holdings chief executive Whitey Basson discusses foreign investment in Africa's retail sector as well as Shoprite's expansion into the continent.
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Why SA's Tiger Brands bought a stake in one of Aliko Dangote's companies


South African consumer goods giant Tiger Brands last month announced that it has bought a 63.35% stake in Dangote Flour Mills, one of Nigeria's largest flour and pasta producers.
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Only genuine Hydraform machines can deliver the quality you expect


They say the sincerest form of flattery is to imitate but it's disheartening when so many are trying to flood the market with cheap machines and providing no support or long term assistance to clients.
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Bessemer – supplying Africa with state-of-the-art grain storage solutions


Sub-Saharan Africa, where agricultural infrastructure is currently grossly underdeveloped, has a unique opportunity to leapfrog old technologies and install the latest state-of-the-art equipment.
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Developing an inclusive horticultural industry for smallholders in Zambia


A ground breaking initiative will see the income of approximately 5,000 households in the Eastern and Lusaka Provinces of Zambia increase over the next four years.
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Sweetening Kenya's future – the challenges of the sugar industry


The sugar sector is a great case study of Kenya's development challenges and opportunities.
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Air Tractor – the most efficient means of pest control in Africa


Air Tractor aircraft has the ability to eradicate any pest in any crop in less than five seconds per hectare.
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Women struggle to secure land rights


Experts report that women in Africa contribute 70% of food production. Yet women often lack rights to land.
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Proposed Nigerian reality show looking to lure the youth back to farming


A Nigerian company, Hayzee Mind Concept, is planning to launch a reality show where contestants will have to demonstrate their farming skills.
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Ghanaian entrepreneur talks agribusiness and overcoming challenges


"I constantly have an urge to understand situations and find solutions for most problems I encounter."
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John Deere – unlocking Africa's mechanisation potential


Africa is today a core market for John Deere with focused ambitions to unlock mechanisation potential in sub-Sahara Africa.
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Conference to focus on technology and sustainability


ASNAPP is again joining forces with Undercover Farming Expo, to host a conference next year for existing and potential producers and buyers of vegetables, flowers, fruit and seedlings being produced hydroponically under protective cover.
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Windhoek – a food processing and transport hub


Namibia has a food-hungry neighbour in the form of crude oil producing Angola to the north, and links to the growing agriculture economy of landlocked Zambia through the Trans-Caprivi corridor.
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A turn-key solution to profit from poultry


Surehatch has developed a proven turn-key solution, which will enable anyone wanting to make money from poultry to do so.
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Zambia's Copperbelt – an opportunity for agriculture


As part of ASNAPP's continuous assessments in the fresh produce market, Zambia's copperbelt has been identified as one of three 'hot spots'. The other two are Tete (Mozambique) and Windhoek (Namibia).
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ASNAPP receives SETA accreditation


ASNAPP is now an AgriSETA accredited training service provider offering officially accredited high quality agricultural training.
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Manufacture high-quality snack foods in Africa


Business people and entrepreneurs across the continent now have the opportunity to produce their own line of snacks or upgrade their existing facilities.
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DeLaval – fast, reliable machine milking


DeLaval offers solutions for every type of farmer – from those taking the first steps from hand-milking to bucket milking, to industrial farmers milking around the clock.
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Power Plastics – leaders in fumigation sheeting


Power Plastics, a supplier of industrial liners and covers, recently delivered a significant order for fumigation sheeting for a leading pest control company, again illustrating the skills and customer centric approach that sets it apart from other suppliers in the industry.
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Boosting incomes through the collection of non-timber forest products


About 1,300 collectors in Ghana and Liberia generated over $1.6m worth of seeds from wild collection of non-timber forest products (NTFPs).
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Tete – a 'hot spot' for food producers


As part of ASNAPP's continuous assessments in the fresh produce market, Tete in Mozambique was identified as one of three 'hot spots'.
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An NGO with a head for business


Community farming projects in Africa have a much greater chance of making a real difference to the lives of rural farmers when there is a strong private sector company providing a ready market for the produce, writes Jaco Maritz.
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From rags to riches with greenhouse technology


Community agriculture projects and smallholder farmers in Africa can benefit tremendously from utilising greenhouse technology.
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Produce fresh and uniquely branded potato chips


Snackfresh, based in Cape Town, South Africa, is inviting African entrepreneurs to partake in a unique business concept to manufacture fresh and natural potato chips.
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Top notch YTO tractors and implements now available for African farmers


South African based VB Agri, who has an enviable track record of supplying appropriate mechanisation solutions to both existing and emerging commercial farmers across southern Africa, is now extending its footprint across Africa in partnership with the YTO tractor brand.
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Fixtrade: Get started in small-scale food manufacturing


Fixtrade, a South Africa-based producer of stainless steel equipment, is offering entrepreneurs in Africa the tools to start their own small-scale food manufacturing businesses.
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Agricultural Placements knows African agribusiness. Find the right candidate for the job.


Agricultural Placements specialises in finding and placing the right personnel for agricultural, agro-processing and other agribusiness companies and projects in Africa.
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Increased profits through drying and juicing of fruit and vegetables


African farmers, entrepreneurs and business people are now able to add value to excess fruit and vegetables through drying and/or juicing, with Dryers for Africa as trusted partner.
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Agriplas: A holistic approach to irrigation in Africa


"Africa in terms of agriculture and irrigation is very much project focused. We've been involved in various projects in countries such as Madagascar and Namibia, but we see ourselves getting even more involved in the future," says Gordon Johnstone of Agriplas.
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Africa's sugar industry set for solid growth in coming years


The potential for the sugar sector's growth in Africa over the next five years is looking positive. So says Andy Church, business manager for agriculture at Bosch Projects.
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Two excellent publications for stakeholders in the livestock and food industries


Stockfarm and Farmlink are aimed at stakeholders in Africa's livestock and food industries.
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Sweet farming success with Senter360 as irrigation partner


Competitively priced, robust quality, and uniquely African. This is how top South African sugar cane and fruit farmer Pieter van der Westhuizen describes Senter 360's centre pivot irrigation systems.
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Juice company looking to expand its brands into rest of continent


Pacmar, a contract packaging company, is seeking capable distributors in West and East Africa for its own brands of fruit juice.
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Bühler: Enter the profitable grain processing industry


Buhler has launched its long awaited turnkey "Starter Kit Solutions" for maize, wheat and feed milling.
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Good nutrition essential for animals to perform at optimal levels


Animals need proper nourishment to perform at their optimal levels. NuTec is offering farmers in Africa high quality premixes for all commercial and companion animal species.
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Cage systems and other equipment for farmers of all sizes


Dynamic Automation is able to provide solutions for both small-scale farmers as well as large commercial projects. "No matter how large or how small the task, we will be able to fulfil your needs."
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Complete equipment solutions for Africa's poultry industry


"We have supplied about 700 poultry houses in South Africa and the results that our clients achieve are outstanding," says Peninsula Poultry Appliances' Duncan Unsworth.
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Robust low-maintenance agricultural equipment for African conditions


Erdvark, a South African-based manufacturer of agricultural implements and machinery, is offering African farmers quality solutions to their equipment needs.
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Unlocking the wealth of Africa's agriculture: Partnership for commercial projects on offer


"We firmly believe that the economic development and prospering of the African continent is inextricably linked to its ability to unlock the economic potential and value of its rich agricultural resources."
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Grow your dairy business by investing in bottle filling technology


Marefa International manufactures bottle and tub filling equipment suitable for a variety of liquids, including milk, yoghurt, juice and sauces.
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Get smart with Agri4Africa DVDs and books


Agri4Africa has partnered with Kejafa Knowledge Works to make a number of practical resources available to African farmers, entrepreneurs, business people and other interested parties.
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