In West Africa, where the majority of the world's cocoa is produced, a stark disparity exists. Despite their significant contribution to the global chocolate industry, West African nations see a fraction of the profits.
As we self isolate, we should not forget that agriculture remains central to the world economy. It is therefore important to continue to share, collaborate and inspire - the show must go on !
Does trade disruption related to Covid-19 further emphasise the need for more localised, less complicated supply chains? For many countries across Africa, agriculture remains one of the most important sectors of the economy.
Diversification of crops in my opinion is the best way to create a sustainable environment when farming.
Events of the past year has changed the way we all think and with the lack of jobs we need to be creative. Youth want to work in jobs that are cool and trendy. Agriculture has too many bad connotations in South Africa of being a “farm worker”.
The African Agri Council NPC (AAC) is proud to announce that the KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development, Bongi Sithole-Moloi and the Mayor of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, Mayor Cllr Mxolisi Kaunda are amongst the first dignitaries to confirm their support and participation for the upcoming Market Access Africa conference set to take place in South Africa.
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to develop, all of our lives will undoubtedly be affected. Families, communities and businesses are navigating a truly unprecedented global event.
The World Bank projects food demand to increase by 55% by 2030, bringing the size of Africa’s food and agribusiness to $1 trillion and opening up huge business opportunities all along the value chain.