Features

[Column] Louis van Ravesteyn: Crop insurance helps farmers mitigate the threat of climate change

10-22-2021 | 11:31:00
Crop insurance is one of the major risk management strategies used by farmers to financially safeguard themselves from the potential failure of crops, due to climate risk or other uncontrollable natural hazards.

[Interview] Mariam Hussain, Co-Founder, Amader Khamar, Bangladesh

09-22-2021 | 09:33:00
Mariam Hussain co-founded Amader Khamar, a research and developement project working with local farmers in Bangladesh, commencing business operations in 2019. The initiative was selected by the United Nations in 2021 as one of the 50 Best Small Businesses in the world.

[Zimbabwe] Les succès agricoles d’un réfugié au camp de Tongogara

09-06-2021 | 09:27:00
Au cours des deux dernières années, la production de Damacene a augmenté de 20 %, passant de 400 à 500 kilogrammes de maïs, après la construction de nouvelles infrastructures d’irrigation financées par la Banque africaine de développement.

[Interview] Antonio Loureiro, Founder, A Cozinha, Portugal

09-01-2021 | 12:12:00
António Loureiro, together with his wife, Isabel, started the restaurant A Cozinha in Portugal in 2016. Fiercely committed to sustainability and zero waste, A Cozinha was recognized in 2021 by the UN as one of the 50 Best Small Businesses in the world.

[Interview] Mario De Alwis, Founder, North Lanka Family Foods, Sri Lanka

08-30-2021 | 12:20:00
Sri Lankan entrepreneur, Mario De Alwis, is founder and Managing Director of North Lanka Family Foods, a subsidiary of Ma’s Kitchen, acknowledged by the United Nations in 2021 as one of the 50 Best Small Businesses in the world producing good food.

[Interview] Marina Rakotondrasoa, CEO, Massöva, Madagascar

08-26-2021 | 11:48:00
Massöva, fondée en 2018 par Marina Rakotondrasoa, est une entreprise agricole reconnue par les Nations Unies comme l'une des 50 meilleures petites entreprises au monde.

[Column] John Kufuor: Africa’s smallholder farmers are the linchpin to economic success

08-25-2021 | 10:38:15
Underpinning the food we eat, is agriculture which accounts for at least 23% of sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP with about 40% of the workforce engaged in the sector.

[Interview] Dexter Tangocci, Co-Founder, Integrated Aerial Systems, South Africa

08-25-2021 | 10:37:00
Integrated Aerial Systems was founded in 2016 and has since built up a strong presence in the agriculture sector. Recognized in 2021 by the UN as one of the 50 Best Small Businesses in the world, IAS is one of only 3 licensed crop spraying operators in South Africa.

[Interview] Ariestelo Asilo, Co-founder, Varacco, Philippines

08-23-2021 | 12:20:00
Ariestelo Asilo, together with co-founder Kath Manto, started Varacco in 2018. The company was in 2021 recognized by the United Nations as one of the 50 Best Small Businesses in the world providing good food for all.

[Interview] Claudia Isabel Barona, Co-Founder, Lifepack, Colombia

08-20-2021 | 10:10:00
Lifepack, co-founded by Claudia Barona, produces 100% biodegradable ecological products made from natural fibers and seeds. Lifepack was recognized by the United Nations as one of the 50 Best Small Businesses in the world in 2021.

[Interview] Omar Coulibaly, Managing Director, InnoFaso, Burkina Faso

08-20-2021 | 08:03:00
Africa Business Communities speaks with Omar Coulibaly, Managing Director of InnoFaso, an agribusiness company based that was recently recognized by the UN as one of the 50 Best Small Businesses in the World in the Global Good Food for All competition.

[Interview] Augustine Sensie Bangura, CEO, Sierra Agri Foods, Sierra Leone

08-18-2021 | 10:57:00
Augustine Sensie Bangura is the entrepreneur behind Sierra Agri Foods, an agricultural food processing business selected by the United Nations as one of the 50 Best Small Businesses in the world providing good food for their communitity.

[Interview] Claire Sands Baker, Director, Toothpick Company, Kenya

08-17-2021 | 10:33:00
Claire Sands Baker co-founded, and is currently the Director of the Toothpick Company, an enterprise working hard to combat the threat that parasitic plants present in Kenya's Agriculture.

[Interview] Omar Coulibaly, Directeur Général, InnoFaso, Burkina Faso

08-16-2021 | 09:59:00
InnoFaso est une entreprise agroalimentaire basée au Burkina Faso, récemment reconnue par l'ONU comme l'une des 50 meilleures petites entreprises au monde dans le cadre du concours mondial Good Food for All.

[Interview] Blayne Tesfaye, CEO, TruLuv Granola, Ethiopia

08-13-2021 | 11:11:00
Blayne Tesfaye is an Ethiopian-American entrepreneur committed to creating affordable, nutritious and natural snacks for the Ethiopian and African food community through her snack bars, made locally by Ethiopian women.