Mozambique announces 10-year agriculture plan

Mozambique's government is looking to spur growth in its agriculture sector and has announced a 10-year development plan concentrating on the sector.

Europe takes medtech lead

Stable regulation sees investors eye European medtech sector

The reputation of European companies when it comes to new medical technologies and the continent's attractive regulatory environment is increasingly causing venture capitalists from the US to steer their investments across the Atlantic.

Feeding profits

Feeding profits: the economic incentive for solving world hunger

The agri-food business has acquired a mixed reputation over the past few years, with many in emerging markets claiming that the demands placed upon it are unrealistic. However, the issue of feeding the world's growing population is not going to go away, and those well placed to meet these demands will be the ones to profit.

Water pressure

Will water pressure lead to investment opportunities?

The growing demands on the world's water supplies have led to recent warnings of future food and energy shortages, as well as more droughts such as those seen in the US this year. Given this, it is little surprise that water security and monitoring services are being increasingly sought-after, and their importance looks set to grow and grow.

Indonesia keeping up with the neighbours

Will Indonesia's masterplan see it live up to its potential?

Indonesia has achieved significant economic growth in the past three years and now, with the help of a new development plan, its government has set the ambitious target of transforming the country into a major economic power by 2025. Can Indonesia compete on the same stage as Asia's behemoth economies such as India and China, or will the basic issues of infrastructure and inflation continue to hold it back?

Kenya’s political landscape threatens growth prospects

Kenya's economic growth in 2012 will only just surpass that of 2011 and is far slower than in other East Africa Community countries, according to research by Roubini Global Economics.

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The growing problem of where to invest in agriculture

As the world's population continues to grow at pace, the problem of food provision is causing a headache for governments the world over. Agriculture investment can go a long way to solving such problems, but deciding where to invest is not so easy.

Greenhouse

Technology fuels growth of greenhouse agriculture

Technology is driving the growth of greenhouse-based agriculture, especially in hot countries where arable land and rainwater are sparse

Syngenta poised for China move

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Sierra Leone seeks to move on from troubled past

Sierra Leone remains stuck in poverty in the wake of a catastrophic civil war. However, the west African country has great potential for foreign investment, says its trade and industry minister David Carew

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