Novus Is Gold Sponsor of U.S. – Africa Agribusiness Forum

Chuck Zimmerman

This June you’ve got an opportunity to learn more about Africa and investing in agribusiness opportunities there at the Corporate Council on Africa’s 2008 U.S.-Africa Agribusiness Forum. I’ll be there courtesy of our good friends at Novus International which is a gold sponsor company of the Forum. The Forum takes place in Chicago, IL June 25 – 27. The Forum …

Agribusiness, General, International

Agribusiness TV is Mobile in Africa

Chuck Zimmerman

During this year’s IFAJ Congress I met again with Inoussa Maïga, an agricultural journalist from Burkina Faso. This young entrepreneur brought my attention to a big project he’s involved with called, “Agribusiness TV.” This is the first web tv channel designed for mobile phones and dedicated to youth who succeed and innovate in the agricultural sector of Africa. You can …

IFAJ, International, Media, Video

Facing Africa’s Problems in order to Develop Agribusiness Success

Laura McNamara

There are a lot of issues that need to be addressed in African agribusiness and Ian Goggin, CEO of the Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa, wasn’t afraid to highlight each and every one. Among the negatives in the African agribusiness sector Ian identified during the 2008 U.S. Africa Agribusiness Forum: Very little reliable data on trade flows Lack of competition …

Agribusiness, Audio, Corporate Council on Africa, Farming, International

Chicago Exchange Weighs In on U.S. and African Agribusiness

Laura McNamara

The CME Group claims to have ideas that change the world. And, that’s precisely what CME Group Vice Chairman Terrence Duffy says the 2008 U.S. Africa Agribusiness Forum is helping to facilitate: ideas that are changing the world. The CME Group is a combined exchange entity formed from the 1997 merger of the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago …

Agribusiness, Corporate Council on Africa, Farming, International

Agribusiness News Briefs

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngenta has announced its new ambition and priorities following the completion of the transaction with ChemChina. The company aims to profitably grow market share through organic growth and collaborations, and is considering targeted acquisitions with a focus on seeds. The goal is to strengthen Syngenta’s leadership position in crop protection and to become an ambitious number three in seeds. Agricultural …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Syngenta, World Food Prize

Why You Should Consider an AgriBusiness Career

Joanna Schroeder

A career in agribusiness may not be high on your list of things to do, but if you have grown up in a farming community, it’s a natural route. While it helps to have a good understanding of the agricultural business, an in-depth knowledge is not necessary. People working in agribusiness pursue a wide range of different careers, from helping …

Agribusiness, Agriculture Education, Employment

IFAMA Shows GLIMPSE of Africa’s Future

Chuck Zimmerman

The Agribusiness and Food World Forum by the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association and Corporate Council for Africa has completed. One of the speakers was good friend, Aidan Connolly, vice president, corporate affairs for Alltech. He shared his “GLIMPSE” of the future; A lens through which to view Africa’s rising.” GLIMPSE is an acronym developed by Connolly that identifies …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Alltech, International, Video

DuPont to Sponsor Agribusiness & Food World Forum

Jamie Johansen

The International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) and the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) are jointly presenting the 2014 Agribusiness & Food World Forum in South Africa. The Forum will address the region’s enormous growth potential, which includes expanding the agribusiness industry. Thad Simons, President of IFAMA, said “People feed the world and, as agribusiness leaders, it is our …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Dupont, Food, IFAMA

Agribusiness & Food World Forum in Cape Town

Jamie Johansen

The International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) and The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) are partnering to convene the Agribusiness and Food World Forum in Cape Town, South Africa on June 17-19, 2014. Framed by three overarching themes – The Talent Factor, Noble Ambition of Feeding the World, and Africa Agribusiness’ Age of Opportunity, the Forum will bring together …

Ag Group, Events, Food, IFAMA

IFAMA and the African Connection

Cindy Zimmerman

Africa’s agriculture and agribusiness future is at the top of the world’s food and economic growth agendas, so it is appropriate that the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) will hold its annual Symposium and World Forum in Cape Town this year. “We’re really looking to highlight the needs for agribusiness development and education and careers throughout the African …

Agribusiness, Audio, IFAMA, International, IPPE, Novus International