No 176 - June-July 2015

Access to fertilisers

Finding the right path

Producing more and better is a priority for farming worldwide. But in Africa, the task is even more difficult given that agricultural productivity is lower than in any other region. Providing access to fertilisers is therefore vital.

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marketing and packaging

The retail revolution

With many of Africa’s economies amongst the fastest growing in the world, middle class urban consumers are increasingly changing the face of the food market in Africa. This evolving, more sophisticated market brings with it new challenges and opportunities. 

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• Joab Ouma's viewpoint

• Field report from Nigeria


Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina

Riding the wave of reformation

H.E. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina has almost 25 years of experience in managing successful agricultural programmes across Africa. As Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for Nigeria, he pioneered the implementation of the e-wallet.

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The root crop of the century

Cassava is a versatile crop that is vital for food security. ACP countries are therefore promoting the development of cassava value chains, including processing, marketing and research.

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