The Business for development team has recently released 12 focus articles on new approaches to agro-based private sector development in Africa. The articles are the basis of our Report on lessons learned from “Turning African Agriculture into a Business” and are based on interviews with experts from official donor agencies, research institutions and private stakeholders.
These focus articles point to some successful efforts undertaken by African farmers and businesses, with the support of government and donors, to improve supply conditions and spur long-term agricultural growth. Other focus areas include private equity as a new source of financing for private business initiatives in Africa.
Part I: New Ways to Approach African Agriculture
Part II: Challenges and Opportunities for African Agriculture: Five Country Cases
Click here for a list of interviewees
In a recent interview, we asked Anthony Bouthelier, Executive Chairman of the French Council of Investors in Africa to expand on some of the issues raised.
Watch the video