In the UK branch of Imani, based in Glasgow, Scotland, we work regularly on Scottish private sector development projects as well as those in Africa and elsewhere: indeed, it is part of our philosophy that we don’t put wealthy countries in one box and poorer ones in another.
Over the past year, we and a marine research partner SRSL have been assessing the benefits to Scotland of aquaculture (i.e. fish-farming and related activities).
But … we…Continue
Posted on May 27, 2014 at 11:30
On my travels, I’ve met with many incredible people in the agro-food industry, from CEOs to smallholder farmers, who are determined to get their products to market and to earn a good living in doing so. But often the product falls down for some quality or certification requirement in the destination market that has not been appreciated by the producer.
I know that many people in Africa and Asia are suspicious of the EU and US trade barriers on such matters, but I can confirm from…Continue
Posted on January 8, 2013 at 19:41
Financing business models is a challenge in Malawi, and has been recently raised again by the Government as a key challenge. I read an article about a Nigerian entrepreneur as follows:
"Mr Okoloko began his Africa Dream by raising the capital needed to buy the plant through shareholders and eight commercial banks.
But he says ultimately turning a failed asset into a successful one came down to having strong human resources and understanding the…Continue
Posted on June 1, 2012 at 11:33 — 1 Comment
Perhaps the most interesting part of this is in how few sectors in which African exports to China can be summarise. Surely the imports from China would be more varied?
Posted on June 1, 2012 at 11:28