On my travels, I’ve met with many incredible people in the agro-food industry, from CEOs to smallholder farmers, who are determined to get their products to market and to earn a good living in doing so. But often the product falls down for some quality or certification requirement in the destination market that has not been appreciated by the producer.
I know that many people in Africa and Asia are suspicious of the EU and US trade barriers on such matters, but I can confirm from…Continue
Posted on January 8, 2013 at 20:41
You might be interested in this recent document on entrepreneurship from the IFC - it seeks to showcase how large businesses and others can work with BoP entrepreneurs.
Posted on November 23, 2012 at 10:24
Financing business models is a challenge in Malawi, and has been recently raised again by the Government as a key challenge. I read an article about a Nigerian entrepreneur as follows:
"Mr Okoloko began his Africa Dream by raising the capital needed to buy the plant through shareholders and eight commercial banks.
But he says ultimately turning a failed asset into a successful one came down to having strong human resources and understanding the…Continue
Posted on June 1, 2012 at 11:33 — 1 Comment
Perhaps the most interesting part of this is in how few sectors in which African exports to China can be summarise. Surely the imports from China would be more varied?
Posted on June 1, 2012 at 11:28