Africa’s agriculture ‘needs reforms’

Africa’s agriculture remains one of the riskiest sectors for a financial institution to put money into. Despite employing over 60% of Africa’s population and with a number of drop down effects to the continent’s economy, agriculture in Africa still needs lots of reforms for financial institutions to start giving out loans to the sector. As was stressed during the 9th Africa Investment Forum in Dar es Salaam, the entire agricultural supply chain needs transformation, which encompasses transforming the perception of farming as an occupation to farming as business. It is important to improve the transport systems as well as markets to increase investment. Read more here.
Samuel Kamndaya

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