Reshaping Agriculture in Africa
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY A Super Platform for Agriculture Development Africa offers the most significant agriculture opportunity in the world today. With half of the world’s arable land, the sector is projected to grow to a trillion dollar market in the next 15 years. Agri All Africa (AaA) was born in the organised agricultural environment (a national policy committee of Agri SA) and keen networker with the successful South African commercial sector with the single objective of sharing its agricultural successes with the rest of the continent. AaA saw the need for the creation of a platform that would specialise in the optimisation of the chances of success of primary agricultural producers – a major factor to consider in opening up food value chains. The main focus area naturally became Africa as South African farmers are known to have interest/investments in almost 80 per cent of Africa’s 54 countries. The World Bank reports that Africa produces $313 billion food oriented agriculture per annum and that this figure could rise to a trillion dollar by 2030. African food consumption is on the increase with imports rising year on year – local production could and should capitalise on this growing demand – more than 50 percent of the world’s uncultivated land suited for growing food crops is in Africa, matching the availability of fresh potable water resources. But, the reality is that Africa’s harvests routinely yield far less than their potential and, for mainstay food crops such as maize the yield gap is as wide as 60 to 80 percent. Post-harvest losses run 15 to 20 percent for cereals and are higher for perishable products due to poor storage and other farm infrastructure. Agriculture in Africa urgently needs solutions that are rooted in an Africa commitment, proven in Africa and integrated with economic and community development objectives.  The South African agriculture sector is a world respected commercial success. South African farmers are today located in 42 African countries, providing an opportunity strongly supported by African governments – at a time when the financial sector and agri-business are ready to play their role. The current political, economic natural resources and security situation have literally pushed a multitude of farmers with their access to skills and technology, finance and other resources into the open market where Africa has proven to be the focus destination. It became evident that this ever accelerating tendency posed both opportunities and risks from whichever angle you looked at it. It was clear that a role player was needed to level  playing fields Agri SA almost become compelled to get involved through pure requests from its members. This happened in the form of a uniquely designed business platform within an ethos of small holder upliftment and genuine care for the plight and opportunities of this continent. It was from the outset clear that risk or risk-perception is hampering full scale commitment. A game changer was needed – an integrated solution in which farmers, governments, organisations, the financial sector and agri-business can coexist and cooperate. Timing and opportunity met in 2013 when Agri-SA, Africa’s leading organised agriculture organisation, spun its Africa Committee off into a private sector company called Agri All Africa (AaA). Agri All Africa is set to launch its, “new platform for agriculture development” before 1 December 2014. Its business is focused on- o New Technology: real time data analytics, connecting companies, farmers, governments and markets on a single mobile solution; o New Projects: putting skilled South African farmers on the ground, project managing in support of domestic and international programmes; and o New Commerce: supporting agencies in e-commerce, auctions, branded expos, property, financial services, etc.
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Reshaping Agriculture in Africa
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY A Super Platform for Agriculture Development Africa offers the most significant agriculture opportunity in the world today. With half of the world’s arable land, the sector is projected to grow to a trillion dollar market in the next 15 years. Agri All Africa (AaA) was born in the organised agricultural environment (a national policy committee of Agri SA) and keen networker with the successful South African commercial sector with the single objective of sharing its agricultural successes with the rest of the continent. AaA saw the need for the creation of a platform that would specialise in the optimisation of the chances of success of primary agricultural producers – a major factor to consider in opening up food value chains. The main focus area naturally became Africa as South African farmers are known to have interest/investments in almost 80 per cent of Africa’s 54 countries. The World Bank reports that Africa produces $313 billion food oriented agriculture per annum and that this figure could rise to a trillion dollar by 2030. African food consumption is on the increase with imports rising year on year – local production could and should capitalise on this growing demand – more than 50 percent of the world’s uncultivated land suited for growing food crops is in Africa, matching the availability of fresh potable water resources. But, the reality is that Africa’s harvests routinely yield far less than their potential and, for mainstay food crops such as maize the yield gap is as wide as 60 to 80 percent. Post-harvest losses run 15 to 20 percent for cereals and are higher for perishable products due to poor storage and other farm infrastructure. Agriculture in Africa urgently needs solutions that are rooted in an Africa commitment, proven in Africa and integrated with economic and community development objectives.  The South African agriculture sector is a world respected commercial success. South African farmers are today located in 42 African countries, providing an opportunity strongly supported by African governments – at a time when the financial sector and agri-business are ready to play their role. The current political, economic natural resources and security situation have literally pushed a multitude of farmers with their access to skills and technology, finance and other resources into the open market where Africa has proven to be the focus destination. It became evident that this ever accelerating tendency posed both opportunities and risks from whichever angle you looked at it. It was clear that a role player was needed to level  playing fields Agri SA almost become compelled to get involved through pure requests from its members. This happened in the form of a uniquely designed business platform within an ethos of small holder upliftment and genuine care for the plight and opportunities of this continent. It was from the outset clear that risk or risk-perception is hampering full scale commitment. A game changer was needed – an integrated solution in which farmers, governments, organisations, the financial sector and agri- business can coexist and cooperate. Timing and opportunity met in 2013 when Agri-SA, Africa’s leading organised agriculture organisation, spun its Africa Committee off into a private sector company called Agri All Africa (AaA). Agri All Africa is set to launch its, “new platform for agriculture development” before 1 December 2014. Its business is focused on- o New Technology: real time data analytics, connecting companies, farmers, governments and markets on a single mobile solution; o New Projects: putting skilled South African farmers on the ground, project managing in support of domestic and international programmes; and o New Commerce: supporting agencies in e- commerce, auctions, branded expos, property, financial services, etc.
Website Maintained by a-Zuza I.T.
Copyright © 2017 Agri All Africa
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY A Super Platform for Agriculture Development Africa offers the most significant agriculture opportunity in the world today. With half of the world’s arable land, the sector is projected to grow to a trillion dollar market in the next 15 years. Agri All Africa (AaA) was born in the organised agricultural environment (a national policy committee of Agri SA) and keen networker with the successful South African commercial sector with the single objective of sharing its agricultural successes with the rest of the continent. AaA  saw the need for the creation of a platform that would specialise in the optimisation of the chances of success of primary agricultural producers – a major factor to consider in opening up food value chains. The main focus area naturally became Africa as South African farmers are known to have interest/investments in almost 80 per cent of Africa’s 54 countries. The World Bank reports that Africa produces $313 billion food oriented agriculture per annum and that this figure could rise to a trillion dollar by 2030. African food consumption is on the increase with imports rising year on year – local production could and should capitalise on this growing demand – more than 50 percent of the world’s uncultivated land suited for growing food crops is in Africa, matching the availability of fresh potable water resources. But, the reality is that Africa’s harvests routinely yield far less than their potential and, for mainstay food crops such as maize the yield gap is as wide as 60 to 80 percent. Post-harvest losses run 15 to 20 percent for cereals and are higher for perishable products due to poor storage and other farm infrastructure. Agriculture in Africa urgently needs solutions that are rooted in an Africa commitment, proven in Africa and integrated with economic and community development objectives.  The South African agriculture sector is a world respected commercial success. South African farmers are today located in 42 African countries, providing an opportunity strongly supported by African governments – at a time when the financial sector and agri-business are ready to play their role. The current political, economic natural resources and security situation have literally pushed a multitude of farmers with their access to skills and technology, finance and other resources into the open market where Africa has proven to be the focus destination. It became evident that this ever accelerating tendency posed both opportunities and risks from whichever angle you looked at it. It was clear that a role player was needed to level  playing fields Agri SA almost become compelled to get involved through pure requests from its members. This happened in the form of a uniquely designed business platform within an ethos of small holder upliftment and genuine care for the plight and opportunities of this continent. It was from the outset clear that risk or risk-perception is hampering full scale commitment. A game changer was needed – an integrated solution in which farmers, governments, organisations, the financial sector and agri-business can coexist and cooperate. Timing and opportunity met in 2013 when Agri-SA, Africa’s leading organised agriculture organisation, spun its Africa Committee off into a private sector company called Agri All Africa (AaA). Agri All Africa is set to launch its, “new platform for agriculture development” before 1 December 2014. Its business is focused on- o New Technology: real time data analytics, connecting companies, farmers, governments and markets on a single mobile solution; o New Projects: putting skilled South African farmers on the ground, project managing in support of domestic and international programmes; and o New Commerce: supporting agencies in e-commerce, auctions, branded expos, property, financial services, etc.
Website Maintained by a-Zuza I.T.
Copyright © 2017 Agri All Africa
Reshaping Agriculture in Africa