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COVID-19 and Agri-food Businesses in Africa
Issue 7
Hydroponic Farms, Uganda – Automating Clients’ Farms

Hydroponic Farms is a home-grown climate-smart urban farming social enterprise that primarily designs, manufactures, and distributes hydroponic farms in Uganda. Their mission to empower urban communities to grow their own food and increase agricultural...

Loshes Chocolate, Nigeria – Bridging the Gap in the Confectionary Industry

Loshes Chocolate is a bean-to-bar Chocolatier operating in Lagos, Nigeria, that delivers handcrafted chocolate from a single source of cocoa bean to finished products, made without additives or preservatives. The inevitable limited access to market...

Sollissy Food & Beverages, Nigeria – Prioritizing Customer Engagement

SOLLISSY is a private company that has been in existence for over a decade with experience in mass production and sales of bread, supermarket, training, consultation, importation exportation, as well as a major distributor for food-producing comp...

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Aja Onyebuchi Frank
MOFAJ AGRO SERVICES
Nigeria

The outbreak of the pandemic which has resulted in countries locking down economic activities. In Nigeria, this has had a negative effect on our business. The cost of raw materials (fresh catfish) has skyrocketed while the income flow rate has significantly dropped due to closure of major market segments of the business.

Peter Francombe
ROYAL SEED LIMITED
Kenya

During this Covid-19 period I have had to think outside the box on how to manage the business and our people. A realization is that a lot more can be done remotely through phone, internet, social media. Meetings can be done on the internet saving money and time in travelling.

Fatoyinbo David
AGRIMALL
Nigeria

The outbreak of the pandemic has only given us encouragement that there is a greater light during these times. We have been able to connect with more businesses within the agricultural sector and we have done so through the sole power of technology and its tools available to us. This is the opportunity to become truly digital, we have to build this and the time is now. At my Company, this is what we breathe in day and night and we keep innovating ways to allow businesses connect to knowledge and

Alushe Hitula
AMLIH
Namibia

Being an agribusiness consulting and development firm, we experienced a significant increase in queries and requests for post-COVID-19 strategies – particularly when various foodstuff started running low in the country.

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COVID-19: Agricultural Mechanisation in the Right Direction in Ghana
Ghanian Times
Ghana Agriculture News and Media

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The COVID-19 pandemic and its damaging health impact in addition to the lives it is claiming across the globe has become the preoccupation of governments. In other words, the fight against the pandemic has become the priority of the political leaders the world over. The situation is such that without prudent planning and the financial muscle, other sectors of the economy could be neglected to t...

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Africa: Coronavirus and Food Safety- What Studies Say
Jeffrey M.
All Countries Agribusiness SMEs

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In summary, the discovery of SARS-CoV-2 on food or food packaging may raise concerns about food safety, but it doesn’t indicate a risk for public health. Therefore it should not be a basis for restricting food trade or initiating a food recall. Thinking about the food supply chain in a connected way  integrating health, food security and sustainability will be an important part...

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Hope Or Hype: The Rise Of Youth Engagement In Agriculture During COVID-19
Victor Mugo
Uganda Agribusiness SMEs

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Typically, a choice between farm work and a career in an urban area has exemplified a big dilemma for rural youth in Uganda. Although the former choice has made a good showing, the duel has only seen one winner. As a result, a mass exodus of young people to urban areas has ensued, carrying with them the dynamism and innovation required to revive the rural economy. Consequently, the lure of city...

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COVID-19 Impacts on Agri-Input Systems in East and Southern Africa
Feed the Future
South Africa Agribusiness SMEs

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Following its examination of COVID-19 and the New Risks to Food Security and Nutrition, the Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security (EEFS) project looked into how challenges in the enabling environment from the COVID-19 crisis have impacted food systems in developing countr...

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