Africa – time to invest
I have just returned from another trip to Africa, my second this year after two journeys last year. I hope to make two further visits later in 2012 as well – one to the Global Dairy Platform annual forum and the International Dairy Summit at Cape Town in November.
I have to be there as it is my job to keep up with the future … and the future for Africa is developing fast. Here are some compelling fundamentals:
• Great natural resources including energy, minerals and water.
• Very young aspirational population rising faster than Asia.
• Rapid economic growth and increasing stability.
• Governments recognising the mutual benefits of partnership with business.
Companies like Coca-Cola, Nestlé and SABMiller are already huge employers and have announced very substantial investments amounting to many billions of dollars.
Africa is beginning to realise it’s all too long deferred potential.Email this article