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January 26, 2015

Africa’s agribusinesses must look beyond the realms of microfinancing

My latest HuffPost blog questions whether or not microfinancing schemes really do serve Africa’s agribusinesses. On a community level and with cohesive backing from governments and external partners, it can serve Africa’s rural communities…but only to an extent. It is not the ultimate solution. Africans must look at the opportunities arising throughout the entire agricultural value chain. It is vital to ensure that Africa’s rural communities become participants in creating and benefiting from these opportunities. This is the only long-term solution. Read more here.