Branding and marketing Africa’s agriculture: Time is now

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

There are many reasons to be optimistic about Africa. One of such was articulated by McKinsey, a consulting firm. In McKinsey’s reckoning: “Africa’s growth prospects are bright” even though they differ country by country and sector by sector. Focusing on sectors, McKinsey’s verdict was that “agriculture is Africa’s largest economic sector, representing 15 percent of […]

Unlocking the potential of African youth (2)

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

RECOGNITION OF THE STRATEGIC relevance of the youthful population in any nation, economy or continent is essential. This needs to elicit appropriate policy responses to make them relevant, useful, productive and hopeful. Denial of such responses has culminated in untoward consequences in many cases in contemporary times.  Although the level and nature of grievances often differ, when […]

Unlocking the potential of African youth

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

Africa sits on a time bomb, waiting to explode for good or for ill. With a population estimated at 1,287,920,518 in 2018, a population density of 42.51, a growth rate of 2.52 percent and projected to rise to 1,703,537,504, a population density of 56.22 and a growth rate of 2.23 percent, by 2030, the continent […]

Sustaining agriculture and food security in Africa through innovation

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

African continent presents stark contrasts in socio-economic contexts. In these contexts are embedded contradictions and crises associated with development, wealth creation and well-being on a continental scale. In food production and consumption, the current realities remain worrisome. This is despite the enormous potential in agriculture that remains to be unlocked. With a landmass of about […]

Surmounting the hurdles in Africa’s cotton and textile industry (3)

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

Te perspective for growth in the hydrocarbon-based alternative to cotton can only get better. This is against the backdrop that the rising demand for clothing materials may stretch cotton supply to the limit. Despite the discovery of this substitute, cotton still continues to be highly relevant as the demand for natural fibres continues to increase […]

Surmounting the hurdles in Africa’s cotton and textile industry (2)

Africa’s boundless treasure, Social development

Africa’s trade relation with the rest of the world, as it is presently, is awkward. It got worse in recent times, particularly in the manufacturing sector due to some powerful external factors. China’s highly competitive manufacturing sector has devastated many smaller-scale rivals across Africa, Asia and Latin America in the course of implementing Beijing’s global […]

Surmounting hurdles in Africa’s cotton, textile industry

Africa is a continent with many challenges and many opportunities. There is, however, a bright silver lining around the clouds in Africa’s horizon, and bright prospects as the future beckons. In agriculture, Africa has a strong competitive edge as it holds 60 percent of the world’s uncultivated arable land, holding the key for production of […]