African Agriculture –  What The Future Holds

It’s impossible to talk about the African economic landscape without having to mention Agriculture. Agriculture is the major source of income in Africa. According to the African Development Bank’s Report, agriculture is the highest employer of labour in Africa. Yes,…
The Triple Burden of Food Security in Africa

A critical look at many developing countries and emerging economies reveals that we are currently experiencing what Food and Agricultural Organisation calls Nutrition Transition.  Over 60% of the population are youths. That means lifestyles are becoming more urban, disposable income…
Making Agribusiness Work For Smallholders

By Nicholas Alifa It’s no news that over 80% of the foods we eat in Africa are produced by smallholders in rural villages. These farmers are highly disadvantaged economically, as well as in formal education. On the other hand, the food…
The Role of Road Transportation in the Nigerian Food System

By Nicholas Alifa The logistics business is arguably one of the most critical sectors in agribusiness. Just like many other developing countries, Nigeria’s agricultural value chain is majorly informal, comprising of smallholders in rural areas who produce at a very…
Business Model Innovation for Agribusiness

By Nicholas Alifa I have heard times without number that agriculture has the potential to boost the African economy.  I really do not agree with that school of thought. In Africa, agriculture precedes any other vocation. Apart from the fact…