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Brussels Briefing 53: Débísí Àràbà '' Key challenges and opportunities for the next generation of farmers ''

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The Brussels Policy Briefing n. 53 on ”The next generation of farmers: successes and new opportunities” took place on 20th November 2018 (ACP Secretariat). It was co-organised by CTA, the European Commission (DG Devco and DG Agri), the ACP Secretariat and CONCORD.

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Brussels Briefing 53: Débísí Àràbà '' Key challenges and opportunities for the next generation of farmers ''

  1. 1. 20/11/2018 Dr. Debisi Araba ENTREPRENEURSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF AGRIBUSINESSES Brussels Policy Briefing n. 53
  2. 2. Where we work
  3. 3. Strategy Update 2018 - 2020
  4. 4. Where are we?
  5. 5. Entrepreneurship – a journey of discovery
  6. 6. Where do good ideas come from?
  7. 7. Jayne, T. S., Chamberlin, J., Traub, L., Sitko, N., Muyanga, M., Yeboah, F. K., Kachule, R. (2016). Africa’s changing farm size distribution patterns: the rise of medium- scale farms. Agricultural Economics, 47(S1), 197–214. “Medium‐scale farms (defined here as farm holdings between 5 and 100 hectares) account for a rising share of total farmland, especially in the 10–100 hectare range where the number of these farms is growing especially rapidly.”
  8. 8. @hellotractor
  9. 9. After years of steady cost decline for solar and wind technologies, renewable power is becoming an increasingly competitive way to meet new generation needs. – IRENA, 2017
  10. 10. @coldhubs
  11. 11. @missadelaja
  12. 12. At the end of 2016, there were 420 million unique mobile subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa, equivalent to a penetration rate of 43%. The region will have more than half a billion unique mobile subscribers by 2020, by which time around half the population will subscribe to a mobile service. Four of the most populated markets in the region – DRC, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania – will account for nearly half the 115 million new subscribers expected by 2020 – GSMA, 2018
  13. 13. @ujuzikilimo
  14. 14. @jrfarmsafrica
  15. 15. @reelfruit
  16. 16. • Persistent investment in human capital and hard infrastructure • Invest in open and free access to data • Create more platforms for slow hunches to collide • Access to affordable finance and business development support • Eliminate multiple taxation and provide incentives for regional trade Like Ithaka, entrepreneurship is a journey of discovery A few lessons learned…
  17. 17. Thank you!

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