Whether for profit or social motives - and often both - an increasing number of investors are targeting opportunities in African agriculture. At the same time innovative approaches for deploying aid to support farming businesses linked to smallholders are emerging. This blog provides a snapshot of who is doing what, where and how.

20 June 2012

Food security: Countries need right kind of investment

In today's Financial Times there is an article titled Food security: Countries need right kind of investment on the contribution commercial agriculture can make to food security and poverty reduction. The article quotes AgDevCo:

“If you can secure the markets for farmers, that puts you in a good place. But you need to do more than that. You need to help farmers become more productive . . . Unless you bring in private investment, technology and skills, it’s going to be very difficult for the agriculture sector to move beyond where it is today".