Background

Pioneering a green revolution in West Africa with modern commercial farming

INCREASING DEMAND

African and global demand for agricultural commodities is being driven by:

  • Population growth

  • Increasing wealth and calorific intake

  • Policies to promote use of biofuels

This has resulted in food price inflation, and a growing imbalance between supply and demand for most arable crops.

SUPPLY CONSTRAINTS

Meeting demand by increasing supply is limited by:

  • Decline in productive arable land

  • Reduced ability to improve yields

  • Lack of sufficient crop inventories

  • Impact of climate change & water scarcity

  • Lead time and cost of farm investment plus credit restrictions in emerging markets

SOLVING THE PROBLEM

Yields on captive plantations and outgrower plots will be massively increased by:

  • Education in good agricultural practice

  • Supply of high quality inputs, e.g. seeds, fertilsers, pesticides etc.

  • Mechanisation

  • Agricultural infrastructure
Agro-processing facilities enable production of higher value products for domestic consumption and export.