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Africa, Agritech, farmers, food with a story, Kenya, smallholders, social entreprise -

Smallholder farmers make up a whopping 70% of the population in Africa, and the continent is home to half the world’s unused fertile land. Africa therefore has huge potential in its agriculture sector and many consider the continent to be the future breadbasket to the world. However, to date poor infrastructure, limited markets, weak governance, and civil wars have hampered the continent and so its potential has never been realised. With the world’s population set to rise to 9 billion by 2050, there are fears that a global food crisis awaits us. As such, Africa’s agricultural potential is firmly in the spotlight. Organisations committed to...

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Africa, Azuri, fair trade, farmers, Kambiti East Mango Growers, Kenya, smallholders, value add, value chain -

Decades of development programmes for smallholder farmers across Africa. The Fairtrade label worth almost £2bn in the UK. Big food companies promising more ethics and sustainability. However, so far, this has meant little for 33 million smallholder farmers in Africa, who remain some of the poorest and most vulnerable

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