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30 April

The Mastercard Foundation Agribusiness Challenge Fund (Grants from USD 500,000 – 2,500,000)   Application Window Deadlines: 7 June 2024 | 30 August 2024 | 22 November 2024 OVERVIEW The Agribusiness Challenge Fund is a rolling call for proposals open from 18 March 2024 to 22 November 2024, with three application harvest periods in between. The challenge will be open […]

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19 March

Pecan nut farming in Africa has become a booming industry, thanks to the rising demand for high-quality nuts in the global market. African pecan nuts are renowned for their rich, buttery flavor and nutritional value, making them a popular choice among consumers worldwide. In this blog, we will explore the process of growing pecan nuts, the different varieties, where they are produced in Africa, their export markets, start-up costs, and the advantages and disadvantages of pecan nut farming in Africa.

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11 July

Welcome to the 6th edition of The African Agripreneur! The focus of this edition is to showcase the exciting opportunities there are in the agricultural sector in Africa, by providing new ideas for African Agripreneurs!  This edition provides some wonderful success stories of African Agripreneurs in some unique farming, product, and technology ventures. I trust […]

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23 February

Warren Bam: “Organic table grape farming rewarding but challenging” UK and Europe eagerly waiting for organic table grapes from South Africa The first organic table grapes for the season from Warren Bam’s, WCB Farming in South Africa is expected to arrive in week 7 in the UK and Europe. His receivers in the UK and […]

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07 December

Demand for South African ‘Superfood’ Blueberries Booming by AFP     Floppy hats and face masks on, hundreds of workers carefully pick a bumper crop of blueberries on the sunny slopes of the Groenlandberg, a spur of South Africa’s Hottentots Holland Mountains.   Declared a superfood, the purplish fruit has allowed South African producers to […]

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23 November

Abueng Leepile, a South African Agripreneur Providing Healthy and Delicious Vegetables To the Country  by Lioness of Africa   South Africa has a long tradition of growing some of the world’s finest fruit and vegetables. In the North West province of the country, agripreneur Abueng Leepile, founder of Bokamoso Abu Farms, is playing her part […]

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19 October

Hydraform Impacts African Communities (Part 1)   This article is the Part 1 compilation of how Hydraform played a role in impacting African communities in South Africa, Ghana and Sierra Leone.   Constructing A Community in South Africa   All businesses, but mining operations in particular, are under pressure to contribute to building up the […]

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22 September

A Guide to Farming Saffron in South Africa by Jay Ferreira   Thousands of corns yield just a few grams of saffron. South Africa’s first saffron farmer, Renske van Zyl, explains the process of growing this delicate spice. Jay Ferreira reports.     In Asia, Europe and North Africa, saffron (Crocus sativus) is renowned for […]

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25 August

FGW Generators Completes Specialised 5MW Back Up Solution for One of the World’s Top Seafood Companies   Power is critical to business, especially if you are in the seafood industry. Any loss of electricity will directly affect the operation and bottom line of such a company. After winning a competitive tender process that included a […]

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09 April

Growing Mushrooms in Shipping Containers First Published by Budget Shipping Containers on September 10, 2019   Okay, so you might think an article about growing mushrooms in shipping containers is a little far-fetched? Well, what spurred us on to create this post was a short piece that was featured on Countryfile a few months ago. Following […]

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