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Steps for African entrepreneurs to create and start a business, grow it, and address customer needs outside their home country and beyond the continent

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Entrepreneurial journey An entrepreneur is often motivated to start a business from the desire to be independent and control her/his livelihood. This combines with the ambition to create something that will be recognized as her/his achievement.  The initial business idea (or concept) usually comes from within the sphere of her/his knowledge and life experience to […]

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Transforming Food Systems in Africa: Shaping the Green Future

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COP26  Action in Glasgow  It is noteworthy that the Climate Change Summit of the United Nations, a.k.a. COP26 which took place in Glasgow between 31st October and 13th November 2021 was remarkable such that campaigners and civil society groups staged a walkout at the venue condemning the legitimacy and lack of ambition of the 12-day conference. They put […]

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Strengthening EU-Africa collaboration in the tech space to catalyse access to affordable and scalable technology for Africa’s agricultural sector

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Reflection on our food The World Food Day on 15 October 2021 has come and gone. This was a perfect day to reflect on our food, its production, handling, and distribution together with the actors in the food system. Food is a vital part of our human existence and increasingly, it has become an important […]

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Organic Farming: A New Core for EU-Africa Relationship For Developing Inclusive Livelihoods & Agri-Food Systems

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Organic farming Going organic has been the standard of sustainability nowadays. In fact, it is believed that sustainability branding does not only makes a business stands out, but the marketing strategy surrounding it will outsmart competitors since it helps also to serve the better good purpose – the planet. On 23 September 2021, The EU […]

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Educational System: Understanding Africa Educational Context And The Way Forward

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Understanding Africa through the lens of Education Africa has often been described as vibrant, rich in natural resources, talented with a young growing population (60%), beautiful, diverse cultures, languages, and geography, emerging market in technology, innovation, and green solution, etc. Looking at this description it sounds normal just like a developed continent and one of […]

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Digital Transformation in Africa’s Agriculture: Focus on Smallholder Farmers  

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The agricultural sector in Africa The agriculture sector in Africa is regarded as the backbone of its economy is stale and its importance in transforming the economy cannot be over-emphasised. As records indicate, in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), more than half of the population depends on agriculture for survival. According to Dr. Lutz Goedde et al, […]

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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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