African agriculture

Tapping into the talents of youth for African agriculture

Africa’s lack of agricultural youth adds on to other sustainability challenges such as climate change, rural poverty and food insecurity. However, being the youngest continent, Africa could potentially turn this challenge into opportunities and rejuvenate its agricultural sector.

How to Inspire a Generation of Farming Entrepreneurs

The African work force is growing and is estimated to be around one billion people by 2040. At the same time, there is a growing demand for varied and nutritious food. This makes it necessary to build a successful agribusiness that will not only provide food for Africa, but also jobs and wealth for young African entrepreneurs.

Four Ways Digital Technology Is Transforming Farming In Africa

Digital technology is likely to continue to be a major driver of development and industry in Africa. The capabilities of local entrepreneurs, start-ups and businesses to provide services such as technical assistance and finance are growing significantly due to greater access to mobile and internet technology.

Young agripreneurs in Africa in cooperation with SLU students

Young agriprenuers in Nigeria are seeking cooperation with students in Agricultural and Rural Management at SLU.

eLearning Africa Report: Farmers want more technology

Information technology is helping African farmers to become more efficient and they can't get enough of it. That is the conclusion of a special agriculture section in this year's eLearning Africa Report, an annual review of the impact of technology on education and development.

Creating modern bioeconomies in Africa

Presented by Julius Ecuru at the workshop "Moving Africa Towards a Knowledge based Bio-economy: How can Sweden assist?" organised by the SIANI Bio-economy Expert Group on 3 December 2014. 

The Bioscience Revolution

Presented by Dr. Jane Morris at the workshop "Moving Africa Towards a Knowledge based Bio-economy: How can Sweden assist?" organised by the SIANI Bio-economy Expert Group on 3 December 2014.