Agribusiness and Food

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

The Rise of Local Convenience Foods in Africa – A Hot Business Opportunity for Smart Entrepreneurs

‘Moin-Moin’ is one of my favourite local foods. It’s a pudding made from a mixture of peeled and ground black-eyed beans (peas), onions and fresh ground peppers. It is a protein-rich food that’s also a staple in Nigeria and parts of West Africa. Moin-Moin is tasty and quite inexpensive and if I had my way, [...]

By | January 18th, 2016|Agribusiness and Food, Business ideas|

Potato Farming in Sacks: A Money Spinning Business in Zimbabwe

Did you know that potatoes could be planted in sacks? You'll be surprised to learn that potatoes planted in sacks produce three times more than potatoes planted on bare land, in the traditional way. This highly effective Israeli-pioneered farming method is working wonders in Zimbabwe, where it is creating a huge opportunity for many agro [...]

By | November 25th, 2015|Agribusiness and Food, Get Inspired!, Videos|

Apples Grown in Africa. Meet the Kenyan Entrepreneur who makes money from growing red apples

Apples are considered an exotic fruit in many parts of Africa. They fetch a handsome price in markets across the continent as they are largely imported from overseas. In Kenya, one visionary entrepreneur is successfully exploiting the local demand for apples. Peter Wambugu is one of Kenya's most successful apple farmers and harvests thousands of fruits [...]

By | November 20th, 2015|Agribusiness and Food, Get Inspired!, Videos|

Is it possible to be a Jack of All Trades? Meet Sina Gerard, the Serial Entrepreneur in Rwanda

Is it really possible to be a 'Jack of All Trades', and master them all? Apparently, Sina Gerard, a very successful serial entrepreneur in Rwanda has found a formula that works. He is a pig farmer, timber trader, bakery owner, supermarket owner, spice maker, community leader and philanthropist. His favourite business is the popular hot and [...]

By | November 18th, 2015|Agribusiness and Food, Get Inspired!, Videos|

Meet Pius Ngugi, the Kenyan Entrepreneur who makes millions from exporting nuts!

Macadamia nuts are the most expensive nuts in the world, fetching very high prices on the international market. In Kenya, Pius Ngugi is one of the biggest producers of processed macadamia nuts that are exported to foreign markets, especially Europe and North America. Over the years, Pius has grown his nut processing business into one [...]

By | November 13th, 2015|Agribusiness and Food, Get Inspired!, Videos|

Meet Gourmet Nomads, The Kenyan Business That Sells 5-Star Meals at Affordable Prices

Started and run by Paul Kihiko, a 26-year old school graduate, Gourmet Nomads is a unique business that sells high end cuisine and home-made meals at affordable prices. The business receives orders by telephone and SMS and delivers to customers across Nairobi, Kenya's ever busy capital city. Gourmet Nomads, which now has over 13 employees, [...]

By | November 4th, 2015|Agribusiness and Food, Get Inspired!, Videos|

Quail farming: How this Kenyan entrepreneur grew from 100 to 3,000 birds in just three months!

Like we always say here on Smallstarter, "Agribusiness is big business". There are several exciting reasons why young Africans should seriously consider a business in Agriculture. This success story is just another sterling example of the huge possibilities in Agribusiness. Samuel Muraya is a trained IT professional who took up quail farming as an agribusiness. [...]

By | October 23rd, 2015|Agribusiness and Food, Get Inspired!, Videos|

Meet Leopold, The Tanzanian Entrepreneur who makes wines from bananas and pineapples

In a previous article, "When Will Africa Export its own Wines?", we revealed five of the most promising beverage drinks across the continent with the greatest potentials for export markets. Leopold Lema is a remarkable entrepreneur and CEO of Mwanza Quality Wines in Tanzania. He has found a way to produce high quality and affordable [...]

By | October 21st, 2015|Agribusiness and Food, Get Inspired!, Videos|

Crocodile farming in Africa – An Interesting Niche Business Many People Don’t Know About, and a Success Story from Kenya

Crocodile farming in Africa is a major contributor to the global luxury market for designer handbags, shoes, belts and other leather accessories. Currently, over one million crocodile skins are traded on the international market every year, exported legally from about 30 countries across the world. In Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa are the largest [...]

By | October 19th, 2015|Agribusiness and Food, Business ideas, Get Inspired!|

The Top 4 Most Widely Eaten Insects in Africa; And Why Insect Farming Has Become A Big Business Opportunity

Africans have been eating insects for hundreds of years. Contrary to popular Western belief, insect-eating is not a barbaric or primitive behavior. In fact, insects are actually a healthier alternative to red meat, and can contain up to three times more protein than beef and chicken. There are over 1,500 varieties of edible insects across [...]

By | July 31st, 2015|Agribusiness and Food, Business ideas|