African is naturally endowed for agricultural excellence. The Continent produces 70% of the world’s cocoa, 45% of the world’s cashew, and is the leading producer of cassava, yam, moringa, and rooibos. It also has the 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land. In addition, African food is diverse, tasty and highly nutritious. However, the region continues to underperform due to serious structural, infrastructural and skills gaps.
Entrepreneurs across the different value chains and ecosystems are the lifeblood of this sector, which is projected to exceed a $1 Trillion by 2030. They are driving innovation and leveraging technology to address the challenges in their ecosystem.
African Entrepreneurs Nourishing the World will showcase, and celebrate African entrepreneurs who are starting and growing successful agriculture and food businesses that will transform the African agriculture and global landscapes. It will also provide practical solutions to changing paradigms about African food and build more bridges between African and the rest of the world, breaking stereotypes and biases and ultimately enabling a deeper appreciation of our connections as humans.
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