Background articles

Youth opportunities in rural areas

 Sophie Reeve
by Sophie Reeve

Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing a youth population bulge. To absorb the employment requirements and transform rural areas and the agriculture sector, there is a need to provide young people with agribusiness and digital opportunities.

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News articles

The sweet smell of success in Madagascar

 Andriatiana Mamy
by Andriatiana Mamy

Mihanta Malala Randriantsoa, the owner of a spice and essential oil export business, is a firm believer in upskilling local staff and suppliers, and her strategy has paid off.

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We want to be role models for successfully running a business

 Bob Koigi
by Bob Koigi

Exotic EPZ is working to develop sustainable, inclusive value chains for coffee and nuts in Africa. Jane Maigua and Charity Ndegwa – two of the organisation’s three founders – have spoken to Spore about their work to support smallholders and rural women.

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Data Reports

Stimulating production through public-private partnerships

 Aaron Akinocho
by Aaron Akinocho

By creating stronger value chains around ‘champions’ in agribusiness, the incubator programme, 2SCALE, is helping small-scale farmers enter local and regional markets and enabling an increase in the scale of production.

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in Spore Field report

Supporting entrepreneurship in Africa

With a vision to economically empower Africa’s youth, the Tony Elumelu Enterprise Programme (TEEP) was set up in 2012. Beneficiaries are developing innovative agri-products and services and building more solid business structures with the knowledge acquired through the programme.

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Scientific Articles

Spicing up Rwanda’s exports

With innovative products such as chili pepper oil and plantain wine, a Rwandan agri-processing enterprise is gaining global attention.

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