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.

21 July 2011

The farm at the end of the long dirt road

This recent photo from the Kilombero Valley in Tanzania illustrates how poor infrastructure makes agriculture a tough business in many parts of Africa. Carter Coleman, Managing Director of Agrica Ltd, a company which has commercial rice operations in Tanzania, spells out the challenges in this interesting interview - Farming at the End of a Long Dirt Road.