Author: AFEEDi Africa

Author Archives: AFEEDi Africa

Insecurity Issues: Farmer-Herder Conflict

Farmer-Herder conflict in African countries is a recurring issue that claims the lives of many when the clashes occur. “Farmer-herder violence in West and Central Africa has increased over the past 10 years with geographic concentrations in Nigeria, central Mali, and northern Burkina Faso.” – Africa Security Brief, 2021 Nigeria has recorded the highest cases

EU BAN ON COWPEA AND BEANS: THE WAY FORWARD

The European Union placed a ban on the importation of beans and cowpeas from Nigeria in 2013 for a period of one year. This was as a result of the uncontrolled use of pesticides on the crops, as stated in the amended 2015/943 EU regulation. In June 2016, the ban was further extended and it

THE EFFECTS OF CROWDING OUT ON NIGERIA AGROTECH

In recent years, a growing number of agritech companies have begun offering digital solutions to address the challenges faced by smallholder farmers in Nigeria. These solutions aim to improve smallholder farmers’ access to financial services, farm inputs (e.g. as good quality seeds), fertilisers, insecticides and pesticides, and equipment (e.g. tractors), as well as provide other

AFEEDi: Women Development for Economic Freedom Summit

The Africa Focus for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Initiative (AFEEDi) on the 3rd of July, 2021 partnered with Elegance Makeover and E-counsel with Lola to empower women with entrepreneurship skills, targeted at the grossly marginalized in the city of Osogbo, Osun State. The President of AFEEDi, Mr Peter Oluleke also urged the government to create

Cryptocurrency is here to stay!

Major businesses and even governments are adopting alternative applications of the cryptocurrency technology. However, the Central Bank of Nigeria has in recent time barred banks and financial institutions from dealing in or facilitating transactions in cryptocurrencies. Mr. Bolaji Ojediran, a Principal System Analyst at the Lagos State University Directorate of ICT, a Certified Digital Forensics

Meet Mrs Abolade Oluwatosin, the CEO of Abeni Print

Over regulated business environment and higher taxes on business revenue may cause more harm than good; stifle innovation, growth, and job creation; discourage entrepreneurs; waste limited resources; undermine sustainable development; inadvertently harm the people they are supposed to protect; and erode the public’s confidence in the government. Meet Mrs. Abolade Oluwatosin, the CEO of Abeni

All nations should eliminate paid-in minimum capital for business start-ups

Since the inception of Doing Business in 2003, 55 economies eliminated the requirement for paid-in minimum capital at the time of business start-up.⠀⠀These reforms significantly reduce financial barriers to entry for aspiring entrepreneurs seeking to formalize, allowing their start-up capital to be invested in productive activities.

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