Agri-Impact

For Inclusive Agricultural Development and Growth In Africa

Agricultural growth and development can be a powerful means of achieving inclusive growth in Africa. Agricultural productivity and specifically rural employment can offer increased income to the poor and provide food security and income diversification to vulnerable communities. Sustainable growth can be achieved by transforming Africa’s predominantly smallholder farmers into productive market-oriented value chains and business entities that will provide goods and services to local, regional and global markets.

In order to accelerate sustainable and inclusive growth and development in Africa, there is an urgent need for fostering a new development approach. This approach will aim to exploit the full agribusiness potential of the continent by finding innovative and unique business models and methodologies that will increase the agro-industrial value add and employment along the entire agribusiness value chain. The world of agribusiness is also shifting and its future growth is increasingly demanding innovative developments based on major changes in the environment, such as technology and climate changes.

TSB will make a direct contribution to the improvement of Agri-Business skills by developing relevant development programs for farmers and the industry. An example of such a programme was our Agribusiness Management Programme (AMP) that was launched in late 2020. The Agribusiness Management Programme (AMP) equips middle managers in the Agri-Retail Industry with specific industry related skills to become more effective managers and leaders in their organisations.

TSB also encourages research in this focus area. We invite potential masters and doctoral candidates to do relevant research within this area and by so doing, directly contribute to this body of knowledge.

We also aim to become an important facilitator of change in facilitating debates, conferences and programmes that will contribute to the strategic goals of this focus area.

To learn more about our Agri-Impact focus area, feel free to download the Agri-Impact brochure here.