Tag: Farmer

Pick your Own (PYO)

During my research on my go-to-market strategy I read about quite a few strategies from farmers market, to selling to middle men who then sell to the end-user, direct selling e.t.c. I also read about the Pick Your Own (PYO) strategy. Basically this means that you open your farm up to the public to pick […]

Value Chains in Agriculture

I appreciate that this is a rather long post but please read through to the end. Spores magazine released a special issue titled ‘The rise of the agricultural value chain’. I found this issue very interesting and eye-opening. It echoed some of my thoughts and I have chosen to share some of the contents with […]

Agripreneur…Entrepreneur…same difference?!

So as I dug deeper into the literature and I came to realise that when we get down to basics there is no real difference between an Entrepreneur and Agripreneur. But I still like the term Agripreneur :-). The Next Gen African Farmers are entrepreneurial farmers. Entrepreneurial farmers are people who are able to create […]

The Journey so Far…

It’s been almost 3 months since I started working in Agriculture. It’s been an awesome experience but not without its challenges. I’ve had to make a lot of changes to my life style and my perception of certain things. It is definitely not as rosy as what I’m used to but I’m truly thankful for […]

Who are the Next Gen African Farmers?

There is a lot of talk about the next generation of farmers. In many ways they will be different from the previous generation. I read a Policy Brief from the Future Agricultures website and it had some interesting facts that I would like to share with you. As at 2010 approximately 70% of Africa’s 1 […]

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