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South Africa - Agricultural Sector.
South AfricaInternational trade administration

South Africa is one of the most advanced and diverse economies in Africa. With a population of almost 60 million people, it is an attractive business destination due to its growing market and welcoming business environment. South Africa also serves...

Marketing and Trade
Egypt's Agricultural Exports Hit New High Despite Covid-19
EgyptEgypt State Information Service (Cairo)

Egyptian agricultural exports hit a new record high, exceeding 5.6 million tons between January 1 and December 31, compared to 5,153,376 tons last year, despite the global coronavirus crisis. Citrus fruits made up the largest share of exports by 805...

Marketing and Trade
Nigeria Can Earn N1trn From Cassava Exports, Eut it is Falling Behind -PIND
NigeriaArinze Nwafor

Nigeria has the potential to generate $427.3 million from domestic value-addition and earn N1 trillion ($2.98 billion) from agricultural exports of cassava per annum, Executive Director of the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta...

Marketing and Trade
Ethiopia Exports
EthiopiaTrading Economics

Exports in Ethiopia increased to 1176.90 USD Million in the second quarter of 2021 from 883.10 USD Million in the first quarter of 202. Ethiopia main exports are gold (21 percent of total exports) and coffee (19 percent). Others include: live animal...

Marketing and Trade
Market Structure and Performance for Plantain and Banana.
NigeriaS. O. S. Akinyemi, M. A. Adejoro, A. A. Layade & O...

Plantain and banana are important fruit crops cultivated mainly in the southern part of Nigeria. They constitute a source of livelihood for millions of people within the production zone. Marketing plays a central role in the distribution of plantain...

Extension Services
The Status of Banana Production in Tanzania; a Review of Threats and Opportunities
TanzaniaShija Shilunga Lucas, Kennedy Elisha Jomanga

The word “banana” refers to a crop that cuddles a number of species commonly known as Musa spp. In Tanzania, the crop is the fourth most important crop for food and income generation for more than 30 percent of the total population. In East Africa, T...

Agriculture in Africa 2021
All CountriesOxford Business Group and OCP

For many countries across Africa, agriculture remains one of the most important sectors of the economy. Agriculture accounts for 14% of total GDP in sub-Saharan Africa, and a majority of the continent’s population is employed in the sector. In additi...

Research and Development
Learning Brief: SME Enterprise Support Organisations in Sub-Saharan Africa
All CountriesSAFIN and Nourishing Africa

As the world works towards food system transformation, the role of various stakeholders serving small farmers and agri-SMEs has gained increasing importance. The market of business development services (BDS) for agri-SMEs has grown significantly in t...

Extension Services
Success in Agriculture
KenyaJames Mwangi Ndiritu

Agribusiness will drive the next food security in Africa and this can only be achieved by transformed food systems especially diversification with Horticulture. A favorable climate throughout the year increases pests and therefore, best practices of...

Policy and Regulations
Policy and Investment Priorities to Drive a Vibrant Value-Added Food Economy in Africa
All CountriesPartners in Food Solutions

Value addition and food processing are critical for the growth of the African economy, yet several challenges limit its potential to unlock economic growth. Agriculture provides employment to more than 60% of the population in Africa and this will in...

Agribusiness SMEs
What it Will Take for Africa’s Agrifood Systems to Thrive
All CountriesThe Conversation

The year 2021 was one of critical conversations about global agrifood systems – the processes and methods through which farming produces food. Following on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic and a rise in global poverty, 2021 was a year for recovery...

Processing
Learning the Honey Making Business
All CountriesMargaret Maina

Before investing in the business, Joreen Kinyua studied beekeeping and how to process honey at KIRDI. The launch of the business coincided with the arrival of Covid-19 in Kenya, a factor that increased the demand for honey.

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