• Agriculture

Reaping the rewards

Farming lies at the heart of Africa’s economic wellbeing, but although the sector may be steeped in tradition, it’s determined to move with the times. Money is pouring in from private-sector investors, helping local companies to increasingly use technology in innovative ways, such as developing improved seeds designed to deliver higher yields. As a result, the amount of land harvested across the continent has more than doubled in the past 25 years – and local businesses are helping to ensure that farmers remain central to the continent’s economy in the years ahead. 

Sector at a glance

  • 240 million hectares - The area of land harvested across the continent, up 116% since 1990
  • 28% - The proportion of employed people across africa working in agriculture
  • $202.2 billion - The total value of food produced in Africa per year
Agricare produces animal feed for the Ghanaian and West African markets from its base in Kumasi.
Aldeia Nova
Aldeia Nova produces its own soy and maize for animal feed that it provides to the farmers, along with power, water and mechanical equipment.
Comptoir 2000
Comptoir 2000 produces crop seeds and sells them in small quantities at affordable prices to farmers throughout Mali.
BPIL offers a broad range of services, from grain sourcing to supplying poultry feed.
Faso Kaba
Supplying better seeds to help prevent malnutrition in Mali and participate in the country’s development.
Producing fish in cages to supply to vendors across eastern Uganda and western Kenya.
Neema Agricole du Faso
Specialising in the production and sale of a wide range of improved seeds, including cereals and oil seeds.
A market leader in the production, distribution and sale of eggs, working with small and large retailers.
One of the world’s most diversified producers of vegetable oil.
Proveto produces hatching eggs, day-old chicks and animal feed that it sells to small and medium-sized breeders.
RMG Concept Limited
A leading, vertically integrated agribusiness company operating in 16 countries across Western and Central Africa.