Chocolate, the ultimate indulgence for many, is made from cocoa beans. Cocoa farming, therefore, is the source of this heavenly delight. Cocoa farming has been a significant source of income for many African countries, providing jobs and export opportunities. However, the process of cocoa farming is not as sweet as the end product. In this blog, we will delve into the world of cocoa farming in Africa and explore the ups and downs of this industry.
Around 600 million people lack access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, despite some progress over recent years, and the strong growth of the continent’s off-grid solar sector during the last decade.
In Benin, only 40% of the population has access to electricity, with a significant disparity between urban (70%) and rural areas (18%), resulting in about five million people without access to electricity. Only 10% of households are currently using off-grid solar products.
Our system comprises of Six 30x10m Tunnels of which Five are deep water culture (DWC) and One is a Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) system and no stone based methodologies.
We have 10 Dams in a separate fish house, each with different biomasses of Rainbow trout which averages 146kg per Dam or 14.6kg per 1000 L.
Regarding jobs created in the sector, “We moved from about 900 jobs when the project (ed. note: PROCAT) began in 2018 and now that the project ends, four years later, we have exceeded 5,000 jobs, with precisely 1,502 jobs created for women in Togo’s whole pineapple chain,” said Kossi Apedo, Coordinator of the PROCAT.
Whether you’re planning to start tilapia fish farming on a modest, small scale or at a commercial scale, you will need help. The aquaculture industry is both capital and skills intensive. It is a farming activity that requires day-and-night attention, so you’ll need as much help as you can get before even thinking of jumping in to get your hands dirty, or in this case, wet. As a practicing fish farmer with more than 30 years’ practical experience, David Fincham, founder of the Gauteng-based David Fincham Aquaculture, believes the small-scale farmer is vital to the food security of any economy. He offers ten tips to get aspiring fish farmers off the ground and in the water.
In October last year, Hemp Africa SA, in partnership with a group of 54 previously disadvantaged farmers from the Gouda Farmers’ Association, launched a research and development hemp project on 0,5ha of land belonging to the Gouda community trust.If all works out, the partnership hopes to turn Gouda in the Western Cape into South Africa’s hemp-producing hub.
At Grupo Arcor we believe in pursuing dreams and making them come true. All the milestones in the history of Arcor show that it is people, their entrepreneurial spirit and team work are the engine towards achieving our goals. The challenge of opening Angola´s largest chocolate, candy and biscuit factory was no exception.
“Crossing Borders: From Argentina to Angola” is a documentary short film showcasing this great milestone through the testimony of its protagonists. This innovative format allows you to put focus on people, their stories, feelings and expectations:
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Data released by the United Nations shows that about 278 million people in Africa, around one- fifth of the continent’s total population, are affected by hunger as of 2021. This figure is about 50 million higher than in 2019. The 2022 Global Report on Food Crises showed that at least one in five Africans goes to bed hungry and an estimated 140 million people on the continent face acute food insecurity.
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