Tag: Africa

Supporting Growth…

Meet Ellen Olafsen, a programme coordinator with infoDev, a global partnership programme in the Financial and Private Sector Development Network of the World Bank Group, which supports entrepreneurs to secure early-stage financing and convene key stakeholders for dialogue and action. © World Bank I read her interview with Spores which I found interesting and decided […]

Going Pro….

I’ve been away for a while trying to get trained up and build my knowledge on agriculture. I’ll have to do a separate post on my training. Anyway let’s get down to business, like literally 🙂 So I have been doing a lot of talking about the potential of agriculture and the business opportunities that […]

Feeding Africa through Agricultural Innovation

One third of humanity is fed through an estimated 500 million smallholder farms with less than two hectares of land. In Asia and sub-Saharan Africa the dependence is even higher, where small farms produce about 80% of the food consumed. These holdings are typically managed by families with limited technical and mechanical support and with […]

Spreading the Wealth

One of the online magazines I enjoy reading is ‘This is Africa’, you can check them out here I read an interesting article titled ‘Spreading the Wealth’ and figured I’d share some facts that I thought were interesting. Agriculture growth is one of the most effective ways to support the livelihoods of the poorest. Most […]

YouWin – Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria

Update – Deadline has been moved to the 31st of January…3rd change… YouWin opened on the 25th of November and will be closing on the 27th of December. All the best. YouWiN – Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria – is an innovative business plan competition, by the federal government of Nigeria, aimed at job […]

Cassava Bread Fund

FG of Nigeria Fine-tunes Cassava Bread Fund to Check Wheat Importation Advanced stages have been reached in the preparation of the cassava bread fund, which is expected to reduce the nation’s dependence on the importation of wheat for the making of bread and other confectionaries Nigeria currently spends about ₦635 billion annually on wheat importation. […]

New Leadership Initiative

The Nigeria Leadership Initiative has commenced applications for new associates. This is open to young Nigerian leaders from within Nigeria and the Diaspora. If you believe you have what it takes to join our growing global network of credible Nigerian leaders. Future Leaders Seminar Nominations for the October 2013 Nigeria Leadership Initiative’s Future Leaders has […]

mAgri Challenge

Application Deadline: Aug 15th 2013  infoDev’s Mobile Innovation program, in partnership with Sweden, is proud to announce the mAgri Challenge. Building upon previous World Bank challenges, five teams will be invited to a Mobile Startup Camp in November 2013 for a chance to refine their models and practice pitching their businesses to angel investors. Mobile […]

Agribusiness – Part 2

Last week Sunday’s post stated ‘The next post will discuss what the report suggests as ways of overcoming these constraints… Here it goes….OVERCOMING CONSTRAINTS: Improving market performance and meeting new standards: To create space for private markets to operate, governments need a predictable, well-defined strategy to complete an orderly transition to market based food systems. […]

Doing Business in Africa!

Ok so while doing my daily research I stumbled across this on the SILICON AFRICA blog and I totally had to share…please share your thoughts… The continent still is a risky place to do business, but the rewards of success are instant and a lot. Here are the top 7 tips for success I’ve garnered through […]

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