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October 16, 2017

Agro-processing is one of the trends driving large scale private sector growth on the African continent. In fact, over 80% of value in the global food industry is in value-added components such as sorting, cleaning and packaging of agricultural products. So, if you want to start a business but not too sure which type, then Agro-Processing may be an option because apart from its low cost start-up, the profit margins are just as good.

Agro processing involves techno-economic activities applied to all the produce originating from agricultural farm, livestock, aqua cultural sources and forests for their conservation, handling and value-addition to make them usable as food, feed, fiber, fuel or industrial raw materials. A report by the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) of South Africa highlights the critical role that agro-processing plays in the manufacturing sector. Some of the growth industries identified in this report include the manufacture and export of wine, fresh...

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