Breaking the walls that are blocking Africa’s prosperityWhen I think about the challenges facing us today as a continent, I see four walls blocking our progress on the path to prosperity... Read Post
Breaking the walls that are blocking Africa’s prosperity
When I think about the challenges facing us today as a continent, I see four walls blocking our progress on the path to prosperity.…
Youth migration from rural areas to the urban areas is one of the challenges being faced everywhere, but especially in Africa. The trend seems to have reversed by the intervention of organisations such as EFF that are empowering the youth in the rural areas, thereby preempting the urban migration.
Climate change is real. It affects developing nations disproportionately as compared to developed nations. Developing nations should not wait for help to do good for the environment but work towards ensuring that these challenges are met headlong. They should know that sustainability goals and development is not mutually exclusive.
Africa has abundant resources to be the food factory for the world. This holds true especially for vegetable oil crops such as Sunflower, palm, soybean and rapeseed. Tanzania provides ideal conditions for growing sunflower at scale and supply it’s oil to the major consuming nations such as India.
Chairman & Founder, Export Trading Group
An agri business leader and philanthropist, Mahesh Patel is credited with building one of the largest and fastest growing agriculture supply chain companies in Sub-Saharan Africa by successfully linking millions of small-holder African farmers to a diverse pool of global buyers.
Over the years, Mahesh has built a number of profitable impact ventures combining his passion for uplifting farmers through better opportunities with his strong business acumen. Today, Export Trading Group (ETG) operates in 40 countries with a workforce of over 7,000 people across the globe.