Agribusiness and Food

Here are some of the most interesting business ideas in Africa’s vast Agribusiness and Food industry

How cassava beer in Mozambique has transformed a poor man’s crop into a cash crop

Sponsored post Judging by its brown bottle packaging, Mozambique’s Impala beer looks just like any other beer on the market. Not until you have smelt it will you realise it has an unmistakably mysterious taste. Although it is brewed like a typical beer, Mozambique’s Impala Beer is made from cassava, a root vegetable that grows [...]

This Kenyan Entrepreneur Makes Natural Blended Spices for the Local Market

Chibundiro is a brand of natural blended spices in Kenya. This range of natural spices is an interesting alternative to the large volumes of artificial seasoning that has flooded the African market. The brain behind this business is Anzazi Kiti, a professional accountant who still works a day job and runs her business, Taste Afrique [...]

By | December 29th, 2016|Agribusiness and Food, Business ideas, Get Inspired!, Videos|

Meet Green Buds, the South African Startup that Connects Farmers and Consumers

Africa actually produces more than enough food to feed itself. The common problem is, many farmers cannot find markets for their produce even in the face of overwhelming demand. This structural weakness in Africa's food supply chain means it can be really hard for farmers to find buyers, and as a result, a lot of [...]

By | December 8th, 2016|Agribusiness and Food, Get Inspired!, Videos|

The Top 8 Meats That Will Make More Millionaires in Africa over the next 30 years

Photo credit: Meat is a big deal across Africa. This may come as a surprise given the proportion of people who live in poverty on the continent. But the truth is, when it comes to meat consumption in Africa, the key difference between those who live below the poverty line, and those who live [...]

By | October 18th, 2016|Agribusiness and Food, Business ideas, Get Inspired!|

Last week, I was featured on CNN! Here’s the full story, and the Video too…

Over the last few weeks, CNN Money released a string of featured stories as part of its documentary series on Nigeria, titled: ‘Nigeria: An Economy Divided’ Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, is in the spotlight for 'good' reason. My country’s economy is on the brink of a recession, largely due to the slump in global crude [...]

By | June 13th, 2016|Agribusiness and Food, Get Inspired!, The Blog|

Inspiring Innovation — How this 13-year old invented a solution to protect livestock from lions

Cattle is central to the economy and livelihoods of the Maasai, but constant attacks on their livestock by lions from the nearby Nairobi National Park in Kenya remains a recurring problem that has defied solutions for a long time. Richard Turere is a 13-year-old Maasai boy who looks after his father's cattle and has experienced [...]

Micro-insurance for small farmers — This amazing idea is changing lives for farmers in East Africa (Must Watch!)

In 1984, there was a terrible drought in Kenya that led to very poor harvests that made life miserable for many farmers in the country. Drought is a sad reality in many parts of Africa. Farmers may plant seeds and put in all the hard work, but if it doesn't rain enough, they could lose [...]

By | June 2nd, 2016|Agribusiness and Food, Business ideas, Get Inspired!, Videos|

Why aren’t snails eaten in East Africa? Meet Rosemary, Kenya’s ONLY Snail Farmer!

Rosemary Odinga is arguably the only entrepreneur who's actively involved in snail farming in Kenya. Unlike in West Africa where snails are heavily consumed as a delicacy, East Africans aren't big fans of snail meat. Rosemary discovered the business opportunity in snail farming after a visit to Nigeria. She started her snail farm nearly 8 [...]

By | May 26th, 2016|Agribusiness and Food, Business ideas, Get Inspired!, Videos|

Liquid gold: How this entrepreneur makes money from rabbit urine

Rabbit farming is catching on across Africa for several reasons. Unlike other livestock, rabbits are not resource intensive animals and their meat is considered lean (low fat) and very healthy. Carolyne Chebet is a Kenyan entrepreneur who farms rabbits not just for their meat, but for their urine -- which is a rich raw material [...]

By | May 19th, 2016|Agribusiness and Food, Business ideas, Get Inspired!, Videos|

Meet the urban farmer who plants and harvests vegetables from vertical sacks

As more Africans move to urban areas, finding space for agribusiness in most cities in a tough challenge. But what if you don't need a lot of space to farm? What if you could plant crops (like vegetables) in sacks? Well, it appears this is not a pipe dream. Some urban farmers in Kenya have pulled [...]

By | May 12th, 2016|Agribusiness and Food, Business ideas, Get Inspired!, Videos|