Africa in Chocolates
African Food Changemakers
 

WHAT’S IN YOUR STOCKING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON?

So, by now many of us have the tree up, as well as stockings hung and hampers packed. One item that’s almost never missing from those stockings and ham Read More...

WHAT’S IN YOUR STOCKING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON?

So, by now many of us have the tree up, as well as stockings hung and hampers packed. One item that’s almost never missing from those stockings and hampers? – Chocolate! But do you have any idea WHERE your chocolate comes from and all that goes on behind the scenes before the chocolate finds it’s way to the store shelves? Listen on to find out.

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Rooibos Realities
African Food Changemakers
 

  “BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE…”

Or for you it might be warm outside <lol> but world over the temperatures have dropped for many and folks are trying to keep warm as best they can. Thinking Read More...

  “BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE…”

Or for you it might be warm outside <lol> but world over the temperatures have dropped for many and folks are trying to keep warm as best they can. Thinking of more healthy beverage options? Well, we present to you – Rooibos tea! What is that you say? Well listen to find out.

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Crazy for Coffee
Sara Yirga, Vern Long
 

Africa is arguably the most exciting coffee-producing continent. This rich, dark beverage enjoyed around the world pays homage to its African roots, no matter where it’s enjoyed. Our continent not only Read More...

Africa is arguably the most exciting coffee-producing continent. This rich, dark beverage enjoyed around the world pays homage to its African roots, no matter where it’s enjoyed. Our continent not only produces fruity coffee beans, but coffee is intricately tied to cultural norms and practices. From the highlands of Ethiopia where coffee was first discovered, to the rich soils of Uganda, Côte d’Ivoire, and Malawi. In this episode we take a deep dive into Africa’s coffee, highlighting the 19 countries that boast quality coffee, exploring coffee culture, and predicting the future of our morning java.

The episode features industry experts Sara Yirga, Founder and CEO of YA Coffee, and Vern Long, CEO of World Coffee Research.

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  Agri-Tech and Digital Services

In this podcast episode, we had a most insightful conversation with Kevin Govender, an expert on the subject of shared economies and author of "The Rise of the Sharing Economy: Access is Read More...

In this podcast episode, we had a most insightful conversation with Kevin Govender, an expert on the subject of shared economies and author of "The Rise of the Sharing Economy: Access is the New Ownership". Kevin takes us through everything we need to know about how African agribusinesses can leverage the shared economy model to increase access to inputs, resources, and tools to improve productivity, increase income, and scale their businesses. 

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Breaking into New Markets
Claudia Castellanos
  Retail

In this exciting podcast session with Claudia Castellanos, Founder and Managing Director of Black Mamba Foods, Eswatini, Claudia shares her experiences taking Black Mamba chilli products from the local Read More...

In this exciting podcast session with Claudia Castellanos, Founder and Managing Director of Black Mamba Foods, Eswatini, Claudia shares her experiences taking Black Mamba chilli products from the local markets of Eswatini to Germany, Norway, the US, UK, and other countries. She provides incredible and practical insights on perseverance, research, certifications, inclusive and ethical business models, deep knowledge of your products, and the power of networks. Tune in for an incredible learning experience!


Music from https://filmmusic.io
“Energizing” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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Youth Engagement in African Agriculture
Evelyn Wangary, Uzoma Ayogu
 

On this special edition of our Nourishing Africa podcast with Evelyn Wangary and Uzoma Ayogu we highlight the groundbreaking work that African youth are doing in the Agribusiness space and how Read More...

On this special edition of our Nourishing Africa podcast with Evelyn Wangary and Uzoma Ayogu we highlight the groundbreaking work that African youth are doing in the Agribusiness space and how the work they do is changing the narrative of African agriculture. Our guests also share their personal experiences and tips on thriving as youths in the African Agribusiness sector.

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In commemoration of world milk day, we had an insightful conversation with Fisayo Kayode, an expert in the dairy value chain. Fisayo answers several burning questions that affect the different players i Read More...

In commemoration of world milk day, we had an insightful conversation with Fisayo Kayode, an expert in the dairy value chain. Fisayo answers several burning questions that affect the different players in the dairy value chain. She further emphasizes the need to utilize technology and capacity building to close the gap wide gap in the African dairy value chain. 

Music from https://filmmusic.io
“Energizing” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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For our thirtieth episode, we spoke with Janet Machuka, the founder of ATC Digital Academy, on the importance of brand visibility. Janet shares easy and practical tips that entrepreneurs can apply to th Read More...

For our thirtieth episode, we spoke with Janet Machuka, the founder of ATC Digital Academy, on the importance of brand visibility. Janet shares easy and practical tips that entrepreneurs can apply to their brands to increase their customer reach and build a reliable brand.

Music from https://filmmusic.io
“Energizing” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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  Financial Services

Several entrepreneurs struggle with creating quality pitches that are needed to win their businesses' funding, investments, or recognition. However, there are critical elements that a winning pitch Read More...

Several entrepreneurs struggle with creating quality pitches that are needed to win their businesses' funding, investments, or recognition. However, there are critical elements that a winning pitch should have that entrepreneurs might be missing, thus, on this episode of the Nourishing Africa podcast, we are joined by Seun Sangoleye, the Mum-in-Chief of BabyGrubz. Seun has won multiple pitching competitions in her time as an entrepreneur, and we will be learning from her wealth of experience how to create an excellent pitch that will help boost your agribusiness. 

 

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"Energizing" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Amplifying Women's Voices in Agriculture
Jolene Dawson, Mitslal Kifleyesus-Matschie, and Ndid Nwunelii.
  Training and Capacity Building

On this episode of the Nourishing Africa Podcast, we celebrate International Women's Day 2021 by engaging three powerful women in the African agriculture sector, Jolene Dewason, Mitslal Kifleyesus-Matsc Read More...

On this episode of the Nourishing Africa Podcast, we celebrate International Women's Day 2021 by engaging three powerful women in the African agriculture sector, Jolene Dewason, Mitslal Kifleyesus-Matschie, and Ndid Nwunelii. Listen in as these women share their visionary work, strategies, and practical recommendations for women to thrive in the agriculture and food landscapes in Africa.

Music from https://filmmusic.io
“Energizing” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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In Africa, the substantial post-harvest losses pose serious threats to food security on the continent. In spite of the various technologies that have been developed and deployed to assuage food losses, Read More...

In Africa, the substantial post-harvest losses pose serious threats to food security on the continent. In spite of the various technologies that have been developed and deployed to assuage food losses, the African agri-food sector is still grappling with a myriad of post-harvest issues. In this episode, Dr. Dan Asare-Kyei, the CEO of Esoko, provides practical insights on optimizing technology for efficient post-harvest management in Africa.


Music from https://filmmusic.io
"Energizing" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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Nutrition as a Center Stage for Food Innovation
Kalpana Beesabathuni and Breda Gavin-Smith
  Agri-Tech and Digital Services

Join us on the first podcast episode of the year, where we engaged with Kalpana and Breda of the Sight and Life Foundation on how entrepreneurs can contribute to improved nutrition on the African contin Read More...

Join us on the first podcast episode of the year, where we engaged with Kalpana and Breda of the Sight and Life Foundation on how entrepreneurs can contribute to improved nutrition on the African continent through food systems innovation.

 

Music from https://filmmusic.io
“Energizing” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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