The world is experiencing challenging times around food production and security due to several aspects but especially those triggered by climate change, population growth, economic factors, political instability, conflict, and the Covid pandemic.
Prices of most commodities, as well as, national and international freight charges, insurances and several other aspects are skyrocketing. This is driving worldwide Grain Shortage. Addressing this challenge will require a multi-faceted approach that involves investment in sustainable agriculture, infrastructure, and policies that support food security
Africa offers significant opportunities for bulk grain production due to favorable demographics, a growing market, government support, and increasing productivity. The population increase leading to a corresponding increase in demand for food.
Agriculture accounts for a good percentage of Africa's GDP, making it a critical sector for economic growth and job creation. The demand for grains in East Africa is predicted to increase by 44% by 2050, according to the African Development Bank.
The region's favorable climate and fertile soils support a wide range of crops, including maize, wheat, sorghum, and millet. With the right investments and partnerships, businesses can contribute to the region's economic growth and development by tapping into this potential.
Modern farming techniques, storage, and being climate smart are crucial for boosting grain production in Africa. These techniques include the use of high-yield seed varieties, improved irrigation systems, and better pest management practices, Modern Storage and climate smart practices to increase crop yields.
Effective storage solutions such as Silos can help prevent post-harvest losses and maintain grain quality. Climate-smart practices such as water harvesting, agroforestry, and the use of renewable energy can help mitigate the impact of climate change on agriculture.
BGP unique approach is mainly aiming at:
1. Production at lower costs, resulting in a price below the price of imports -modern agriculture.
2. Production of high quality food, ensuring high nutritional value of product and lower food loss – post harvest crop protection.
3. Production in large quantities, directly available for processing in-country -commercial farming..
4. Linking Commercial nucleus farms to a network of Smallholder Farmers, resulting in economic benefits for the broader farming population in East Africa through fair prices, lower costs and repositioning the intermediary role –positive effect overall production chain. - Corporate responsibility
Join us in tackling the global food security challenge by investing in sustainable grain production in Africa. Our modern farming techniques, innovative solutions, and climate-smart practices offer a unique opportunity to not only make a positive impact in the world but also to realize significant financial returns. Let us work together to ensure food security.