Agribusiness


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Agribusiness

A general term for all companies and business that engage in agriculture or food processing. Agribusiness includes farms, ranches, grocers, processing centers such as slaughterhouses, and so forth. While the term is used within agribusiness to describe itself, it often has a negative connotation describing corporate farms (as opposed to family farms). It is sometimes associated with practices deemed unethical by some, such as not giving animals sufficient space to move around before they are slaughtered. However, the term also correctly applies to food cooperatives and even family farms themselves.
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The conference will also look into how innovation in areas of finance or communication can be used in West African agribusiness, financing tools to enable fertiliser trade and investment in the agribusiness value chain and how to encourage youth participation and support women in agribusiness," continued Mr.
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Mr Lilley has more than 20 years' experience as an agribusiness consultant and works with many of the leading rural businesses across the region.
Participants shared best practices in implementing agribusiness strategies and showcased state-of-the-art processing machinery.