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Worth emulating,The Global Brand - Lijjat is an Indian women's cooperative involved in manufacturing of various fast-moving consumer goods

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 9:37pm
via Juggernaut
Shri Mahila Griha Udyog Lijjat Papad, popularly known as Lijjat, is an Indian women's cooperative involved in manufacturing of various fast-moving consumer goods. The organisation's main objective is empowerment of women by providing them employment opportunities. Started in 1959 by seven women in Mumbai with a seed capital of only Rs.80 ($1.5), it had an annual turnover of more than Rs. 800 crore (over $109 million) in 2018. It provides employment to 43,000 (in 2018) women across the country...[more]

Digital Cooperatives are the Future by @PetrieKayleigh

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 6:41pm
Kayleigh Petrie writes:Decentralised autonomous organisations (DAOs) are being described as the future of the firm. But we think we can do better by combining the benefits of a DAO model with the reassurances of a legal entity. We are linking the two concepts to form a digital cooperative...[more]

Meet Dieudonne (Diego) Twahirwa founder of Gashora Farm, winner of a $500 million Chili Supply contract with GK International Enterprises China

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 7:05pm
Dieudonne (Diego) Twahirwa in conversation with CGTN:...In September 2019, Gashora Farm, a Rwandan agribusiness, signed a contract with Chinese importer GK International Enterprises worth $500 million over five years to supply dried chili to China. This deal alone, which is valued at $100 million annually, springboards chili to become Rwanda’s top export, surpassing both tea and coffee...[more]

Food Production in Africa | A Series - @cgtnafrica

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 12:34pm
From CGTN:

Meet Lily Adeleye six-year-old co-founder of Lily Frilly

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 9:10am
Afrotech reports:Lily Adeleye isn’t your typical six-year-old. In fact, she’s the youngest CEO to have her products available at Target.

According to Face2Face Africa, the young entrepreneur runs Lily Frilly, a girl’s fashion brand. The girly collection offers a variety of items, including dresses, hair bows, lunch boxes, and backpacks. The accessories, in particular, are carried at the major retailer...[more] View this post on Instagram

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Fintech and solar startups kept funding up in Africa’s ecosystem in 2020 despite the pandemic

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 7:23am
Abubakar Idris writes:Despite a downturn in Africa’s economy for the first time in 25 years in the wake of the global pandemic, investor interest in the continent’s tech ecosystem remained strong in 2020 as startup funding crossed the $1 billion-mark again as it did for the first time in 2019...[more]

Bangladesh: Reinventing Aquaculture https://youtu.be/-yhtVSW65Ag

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 6:18pm
From Oregon State University:In recent years, the country of Bangladesh has exploded onto the aquaculture scene, growing to become one of the largest producers of cultured fish in the world...[more]

What is Animal Welfare? - @AgribusinessTV https://youtu.be/qZHaSWTCo6w

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 1:55pm
From Agribusiness TV

A fertile new market in African aquaponics via @thefishsite

Sun, 01/17/2021 - 2:29pm
Efua Konyim Okai writes:A fish farming system which produces tilapia, algae and plants that can be used as both fish feeds and agricultural fertilisers has been established by two West African entrepreneurs...[more]

Meet Ibrahim Morla Alhassan | Ghana's largest shrimp farmer via @wode_maya

Sun, 01/17/2021 - 1:46pm
From Wode Maya a conversation with Ibrahim Morla Alhassan founder of the Dans Ma company:

Visit Porto Golf Resort Kano Nigeria

Sat, 01/16/2021 - 8:51pm
Wode Maya in conversation with Mohammed Mohammed Nakudu of the Porto Golf Resort:

How Bangladesh’s shipbuilding industry: How breakers turned into builders

Sat, 01/16/2021 - 5:57pm
An overview of Bangladesh's shipbuilding industry from Al Jazeera & Dhaka Tribune:With an increasing number of orders from both local and global buyers, the shipbuilding industry of Bangladesh is flourishing rapidly, contributing to diversification of the country’s export basket and generating employment opportunities. Since 2009, Bangladeshi shipbuilders have earned $170 million by exporting small- and medium-sized ships to 14 countries...[more]

The Rising Trend In Small Satellites Adoption In Africa - @spaceinafrica1

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 7:27pm
Njeri Purity writes:Small satellites have seen a remarkable adoption within Africa. February 1999 saw the launch of the first small satellite in the continent after South Africa sent SunSat-1 into space. The 64-kg microsatellite was built by staff and students at the University of Stellenbosch and launched as a secondary payload on a United States launcher...[more]

The future of transportation is electric - The pandemic has fuelled demand for small electric vehicles, with incentives and tax breaks playing a major role. by @RobertNeuwirth

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 2:55pm
Robert Neuwirth writes:In Asia, the next few years may herald a true convergence, as environmentalists and entrepreneurs alike bet that its cities have an opportunity to lead the world in phasing out the internal combustion engine – at least when it comes to lightweight-motorcycle traffic...[more]

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