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McKinsey Report profiles rise of the African consumer

November 1, 2012
The McKinsey’s Africa Consumer Insights Center released a new report and series of articles analyzing Africa’s rising consumer market. The report provides a detailed profile of African consumers, including their demographics, behavior, and needs. Moreover, in the years following 2000, the report says that Africa’s economic growth accelerated making it the world’s second-fastest-growing region after emerging Asia and equal to the Middle East. Read more


Africa Human Development Report 2012 focuses on agriculture

June 15, 2012
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released Africa Human Development Report 2012, which calls for adoption of multi-sectoral approach to addressing food security issues in the continent including new interventions covering multiple sectors; from rural infrastructure to health services, to new forms of social protection. The report is available here. The report recommends adoption of new social safety nets including social protection programmes such as crop insurance, cash transfers and employment guarantee schemes to mitigate risks and boost incomes. At Sacital, we are committed to working with various stakeholders and entrepreneurs in the continent to develop coordinated value-chain interventions to boost agricultural productivity while expanding access to clean water, healthcare services, infrastructure development, education and environmental sustainability.


 

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