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Food Entrepreneurs in Africa


Entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of the agriculture and food sector in Africa, which is projected to exceed a trillion dollars by 2030. Food Entrepreneurs in Africa: Scaling Resilient Agriculture Businesses is the first practical primer to equip and support entrepreneurs in Africa through the process of starting and growing successful agriculture and food businesses that will transform the continent.

Book: Food Entrepreneurs In Africa

The book will be formally launched on March 22nd 2021 through a virtual Webinar which will feature leaders from the private, public, development sectors and academia. I have attached the flyer for the event. Please register via this link –

The book is published by Routledge globally, and by Sahel in West Africa.

 Praise for the book

“Ndidi brings to the fore the critical importance of African ownership and the centrality of those responsible for over three-quarters of what Africa consumes: the local entrepreneur. Ndidi’s life long-commitment and rigorous study of the  issues pertinent is all evident in this timely publication.” – Dr. Donald Kaberuka; 7th President African Development Bank

“Food Entrepreneurs In Africa is a unique book that sets forth the requirements to be a successful African change-maker at each level of the vertical food chain from seed to the kitchen table. This book will be useful to entrepreneurs, public policymakers, educators, and to all those who want to improve this much needed and too  long neglected important part of the global food system.” –  Professor Ray Goldberg, Emeritus George M. Moffett Professor of Agriculture and Business, Harvard Business School

“This book, through the voices of active entrepreneurs, distils the building blocks necessary to fortify courage for the brave few who will dare to rise to the challenge of feeding Africa and the world. This should be the first reference material for anyone, in the public or private sector, willing to contribute to Africa’s prosperity in agribusiness.” – Dr. Debisi Araba. Managing Director, African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF)

“Food Entrepreneurs in Africa is a must-read for anyone who cares about building a more inclusive, fair and sustainable world, both within food and agriculture and beyond. This book is both a practical guide for action and how to overcome obstacles as well as an inspiring vision and reflection on what is possible.”- Jane Nelson, Director of the Corporate Responsibility Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

“Ndidi Nwuneli describes extensively in this book the need for scalable entrepreneurship in the agri-food industry in Africa. – Feike Sijbesma, Honorary Chairman Royal DSM, Africa Improved Foods, Global Climate Adaptation Centers.

About The Author

Ndidi Nwuneli is a social innovator and entrepreneur based in Lagos, Nigeria. She has over 25 years of experience is the co-founder of Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition and AACE Foods, and the founder of LEAP Africa and nourishingafrica.com. Educated at the Wharton School and Harvard Business School, Ndidi started her career as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. She was a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government at the Harvard Kennedy School and an Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow. Ndidi was recognized as a Young Global Leader and a Schwab Social Innovator by the World Economic Forum. She serves on the boards of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), the Alliance for a Green Revolution for Africa (AGRA), Nigerian Breweries Plc., Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. India, and the African Philanthropy Forum.