International Food and Agribusiness Management Association


2014 | Volume 17-B | Special Issue 

African Agribusiness on the Move Case Studies on Food and Agribusiness Success in Africa


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Introduction: Africa Land of Bright Promise

Editor's Introduction
Mandla Nkomo, Mary Shelman, and Aidan J. Connolly

A GLIMPSE into the Future: A Lens through Which to Consider ‘Africa’s Rising’
Aidan J. Connolly

Towards 2050: Trends and Scenarios for African Agribusiness
Johan van Rooyen

Chapter 1. International Specialty Markets

Rooibos Ltd: Turning Indigenous Products Into Business Opportunities
Nick Vink, Martin Bergh, and Barbara M. Novak

Harnessing the Power of Africa's Sun to Produce Healthy Products for International Markets: The Case of Fruits of the Nile (FoN), Uganda
Fred Yamoah, Adam Brett, and Ian Morris

Bee Natural Uganda: Unlocking the Potential of Smallholder Farmers in the West Nile         
Margaret Lynch, Edward Mabaya, Elena Bussiere, and Matthew Williger

Ele Agbe in Search for a New Light in Ghana's Shea Sector                                               
Rita Abban, S.W.F. Omta, John B.K. Aheto, and Victor Scholten

WildFruits: Commercializing Natural Products to Improve Rural Livelihoods in Southern Africa
Edward Mabaya, Jose Jackson, Gretchen Ruethling, Casandra Marie Carter, and Jack Castle

Conflict Resistant Agribusiness in Democratic Republic of Congo

Shahriar Kibriya, Vincente Partida, Joseph King, and Edwin Price

Chapter 2. Cooperatives Creating Opportunity

Inclusiveness of the Small Holder Farmer is the Key Success Factor for Ethiopian Agribusiness Development

Marc Steen and Woody Maijers

Building a Better Livestock Market in Benin and a Safer, More Reliable Food Supply

Eric A. Newman and Mark D. Newman

From Economic Vulnerability to Sustainable Livelihoods: The Case of the Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperatives Union (OCFCU) in Ethiopia

Tadess Meskela and Yalem Teshome

Chapter 3. Innovation in Practice

Agribusiness Model in Africa: A Case Study of Zambeef Products, PLC
Lal K. Almas and Oladipo Obembe

Building Livestock Industry Professional Capacity through ITC in East Africa
Tricia Beal, Francesco Braga, and Bayella Thiam

Dala Foods Nigeria Limited: Effective Product Development and Management in Foods Processing (Agribusiness) Firm
Musa K.K. Gambo and Ali Madugu Safiyanu

Adding Value to Aquaculture Products: Kati Farms (Uganda) Ltd.
Jean-Joseph Cadilhon and Lovin Kobusingye

Chapter 4. Human Capital Development

The Journey from Subsistence to Commercial Viability: The Case of Meru Herbs, Kenya
Fred Yamoah, Conall O’Caoimh, Christina Donnelly, and Sally Kimotho Sawaya

Practicing Ergonomic Balance in Order to Avoid the Inevitable Addiction to Cheap Labor: The Case of Greenway Farms
Vito Rugani and Peter Goldsmith

Agribusiness as the Anchor: The Role of KijaniAgro
Michael L. Cook, Rebecca Savoie, and Ronen Almog

Chapter 5. Adding Value Locally

Woolworths Farming for the Future
Lucy King and Suzan Thobel

Inclusive Agribusiness Models for Africa: The Case of an Innovative Initiative by TechnoServe in Zimbabwe

Maxwell Mutema and Pamela Chiromo

Commercial Agricultural Production in Tanzania: Mountainside Farms Limited

John Y. Simpson and Qing Yang Cheong

Irvine’s: Developing Business and Communities in Zimbabwe

Patrick Murphy and Sarah Gentry Aubry

Chapter 6. Achieving Scale Through Exports

The Exporting Trading Group: Unlocking Africa's Agricultural Potential

Disha M. Patel

Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing, South Africa: Managing the Export Market Diversification Challenge

Wilma Viviers, MariƩ-Luce Kuhn, Ermie Steenkamp, and Brian Berkman

Growth in a Globalized Industry: The Case of Hillside Green Growers & Exporters Ltd.

Edward Mabaya and Laura Cramer

HomeVeg Tanzania: Managing a New Strategy Amidst GLIMPSE Challenges

Theresia Dominic, Ludwig Theuvsen, Mussa Mvungi and Ray Ufunguo

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