Agribusiness and Food

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

The Business of Silkworm farming: A Fibre-to-Fabric Success Story from Kenya

Sponsored post Founded by three friends – Lucy, Cynthia and Christina – Tosheka Textiles is a social enterprise that was founded in a semi-arid county in South-Eastern Kenya, Makueni, in the town of Wote. Initially, the company was a Community Based Organization (CBO) that runs a fibre-to-fabric business model; it grew cotton and made handy [...]

How Africa can emerge stronger and better from its water crises

Sponsored post Water is life. Human existence totally depends on it. Water is relates to all aspects of human development, and remains the single greatest power to drive industrialization, health and gender equality across the continent. However, it’s easy to take water for granted. We often think water problems only exist in poor rural communities [...]

Africa’s rural areas could be the game changer for the continent’s economy

Sponsored post Most economic transformations start from the grassroots According to the latest 2017 State of Food and Agriculture report released by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the keys to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are transforming rural communities and promoting agriculture. A significant portion of Africa’s population and agricultural resources [...]

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: nutritionsecrets.com 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|