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Breaking barriers: unlocking Africa’s agricultural potential






  Home to a vast percentage of the world’s arable land, Africa’s agricultural potential has […]

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Agriculture in Africa











The Nigerian agriculture minister, Akinwumi Adesina, once stated that “potential is important, but nobody eats potential”, thereby summarising one of Africa’s key problems – unlocking its agricultural potential to allow the continent’s growing population to fully benefit from the available resources. KPMG’s paper aims to provide a glimpse of Africa’s agricultural sector – where it stands, how it got there and what should be changed in order to move forward, knowing that potential alone is not enough to feed a growing population.

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The crux of the World Economic Forum on Africa 2013











Following on from Rapelang Rabana and Anne Githuku-Shongwe, fellow panelist Aminata Niang represents an agricultural concern that is far from traditional, but should come as no surprise by now. Tambaroua Business Farming in Mali is a trendsetting company, primarily focused on agribusiness, that specialises in ‘precision farming’.

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The new vision for agriculture











The New Vision represents a major paradigm shift in the way agriculture is viewed, from seeing it in philanthropic terms to approaching it as a market investment. Seen in this way, actors in the food system are required to collaborate to develop new solutions and leverage investments …

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Agriculture in Africa: Achieving 20/20/20 vision











Founded on the principle that agriculture is central to sustainable development, the New Vision for Agriculture was launched in 2011 as a benchmark for agricultural transformation in developing countries worldwide …

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The BRICS Corridor: Agriculture and Agro-Processing











The focus of BRICS nations on agriculture and food security has a long history and from the very first BRIC summit in 2009, these countries have made pronouncements on their plans to enhance the agricultural sector. Separate meetings have taken place between BRICS leaders and Ministers in the Agricultural and Agrarian Development portfolios over the years…

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Sustainability Megaforces: Is the insurance industry prepared?











The insurance industry relies on the ability to make informed predictions of future events as the basis for taking actions in the present. increased severity and/ or frequency of weather events, if not adequately accounted for, will mean that claims exceed levels predicted by actuarial models, and premiums will not be set correctly. Figure 2 illustrates the trends in the number of disasters reported internationally per year.

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The 10 Sustainability Megaforces











Deepening social, economic and environmental challenges over the last two decades mean that sustainability issues are increasingly prominent in global business. sustainability trends predicted to play out over the next 20 years paint a picture of resource constraints, increasing regulation, shifting competitive landscapes, changes in market size and shifting consumer preferences.

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