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1st Edition

Food Entrepreneurs in Africa
Scaling Resilient Agriculture Businesses

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ISBN 9780367631123
March 15, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
152 Pages

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Book Description

Entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of the agriculture and food sector in Africa, which is projected to exceed a trillion dollars by 2030. This book is the first practical primer to equip and support entrepreneurs in Africa through the process of starting and growing successful and resilient agriculture and food businesses that will transform the continent. Through the use of case studies and practical guidance, the book reveals how entrepreneurs can leverage technology and innovation to leapfrog and adapt to climate change, ensuring that Africa can feed itself and even the world. The book will:

  • Inspire aspiring entrepreneurs to start and grow resilient and successful businesses in the agriculture and food landscapes.
  • Equip aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs with practical knowledge, skills, and tools to navigate the complex agriculture and food ecosystems and develop and grow high-impact and profitable businesses.
  • Enable aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs to develop scalable business models, attract and retain talent, leverage innovation & technology, raise financing, build strong brands, shape their ecosystem and infuse resilience into every aspect of their operations.

The book is for aspiring and emerging agribusiness entrepreneurs across Africa and agribusiness students globally. It will also inspire policymakers, researchers, development partners, and funders to create an enabling and supportive environment for African entrepreneurs to thrive.

Table of Contents

Foreword (Dr. Lawrence Haddad)


1. Overview of the Food & Agriculture Sector in Africa

2. Developing a Compelling & Sustainable Business Mode

3. Talent for Scaling

4. Leveraging Innovation & Technology to Leapfrog

5. Building your Brand & Amplifying your Impact

6. Financing Growth

7. Shaping your Ecosystem

8. Building Resilience


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Ndidi Nwuneli is a social innovator and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience. She is the co-founder of Sahel Consulting and AACE Foods, as well as the founder of LEAP Africa and Nourishing Africa. A graduate of the Wharton School and Harvard Business School, she serves on the boards of the African Philanthropy Forum, AGRA, Godrej Consumer Products, Nigerian Breweries, and the Rockefeller Foundation.