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The Nigerian agri-commodities company Elephant Group has issued a Letter of Intent to invest US$300m in sustainable agricultural growth in Nigeria over the next three years.

When Deng Xiaoping began introducing his agricultural reforms to China in 1978, the impact on productivity was astounding. By 1984, the country’s rice output had increased by 30%, according to FAOSTAT figures. Could Africa do something similar?

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New $15 Million Lending Facility to Finance African Agricultural Enterprises - 

KfW, AgDevCo and Root Capital Partner to Deliver Much-Needed Capital

Increasing Smallholder Productivity Through Guaranteed Demand

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Grow Africa Partners Commit $10 billion as Secretariat Transitions to NEPAD

Jun 2 2015

Oliver Cann, Director, Public Engagement, Tel.: +41 79 799 3405; Email: Oliver.Cann@weforum.org

Africa is growing faster than any other continent. It has a middle class which is set to triple in size by 2030.

 

African Investors Call for Greater Collaboration to Accelerate Agricultural Transformation

Jun 4 2015

In his book The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa, Professor Calestous Juma says that supporting smallholder farmers is critical to unlocking Africa’s agricultural potential.

Maize Value Chain Partnership Launched:

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