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Engaging Africa in Rural Investment: EU-AU Collaboration

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A win-win rural transformation for EU-AU The whole idea and essence of business relations, transactions, and exchanges between and amongst nations cannot be over-emphasized. As a matter of fact, the relationship between the EU and AU dates back many decades ago. From a sectoral viewpoint, both unions have collaborated, as well as engaged in sharing […]

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Trading with the EU: The three most important things that African businesses should know

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Trade between Europe and Africa Trade between Africa and Europe started decades ago when they traded in items such as cloth, metalware, spices, and raw materials. According to Eurostat, the EU imported 61%  of goods from Africa mostly primary goods(drinks, energy, and raw material). In turn, the EU exported 7o% of goods to Africa compared […]

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Making Sustainability Works In International Trade

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Building a resilient tomorrow with an inclusive sustainability agenda Sustainability has become an increasing topic for discussion nowadays. It is the core of all the SDGs of the UN agenda. An important discussion like Green Deal Investment for Europe and Africa has always put sustainability at the Center. Passing the baton to the next generation […]

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Closing the gender gap for economic development in Africa

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The inclusion of women is an important ingredient in economic development Women are the backbone of every striving economy in the world. They are very motivated,  powered and determined in whatever they do. The former Secretary-General Kofi Annan once said, “There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.” And Beyoncé […]

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Renewable Energy: EU – AU Perspective And Lessons Learned

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Accelerating Green and accessing green energy is the talk of the day in the EU especially with solar energy also known as the clean energy source. The government, individuals, and giant solar investors and companies are all interested in projects that promote renewable energy sources. Projects that can benefit two continents like Europe and Africa […]

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Empowering women in agribusiness

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The contribution of women in agriculture The importance of women in agriculture and agribusiness cannot be overemphasised. Women make up about 43% of the total workforce in agriculture in African. The proceeds from the farm are transformed into income through agribusiness sales. It is estimated that the majority of the female workforce depends on agriculture as the […]

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Strengthening EU-AU relationships through Agribusiness: Challenges and Lessons Learned from Covid-19 pandemic

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Impact of Covid-19 on agribusiness When WHO announced on March 11, 2020, that covid-19 has become a world pandemic, no one actually knew how it would affect the world, especially in agribusiness. Many expected that Africa would be hit hardest by the. However, the continent has shown stronger resilience during the Covid-19 crisis than was […]

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Foresight Africa: The Takeaways of the 2020 AIEC Conference

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AIEC 7th Edition of the African Entrepreneurs Conference On 26th and 27th November, AIEC supported by its partners brought together professionals for the 7th edition of the African Entrepreneurs Conference, an action-packed two-day event. “Unlocking Africa’s Hidden Potential” from an entrepreneurial perspective was the central theme of this year’s conference. In line with Covid-19 regulations, the […]

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A Reflection on World Food Day 2020: The Road Ahead for Smallholder Agriculture

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World Food Day 2020 with FAO The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) turned 75 on the 16th of October that coincides with the annual celebration of World Food Day. In spite of its senior age, FAO’s mission to end hunger and strengthen nutrition action remains all the more relevant today during the global health crisis […]

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The 7th Edition of the African Entrepreneurs Conference: Spotlighting Opportunities for Africa-Based Businesses

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Unleashing the Potential of African Entrepreneurship This is a particular time to be an Entrepreneur whether you have years of experience and are a trained business person or have newly entered the game. In the extraordinary circumstances caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, conventional ways of doing business no longer apply and strategic adaptability is key. […]

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