Urban Population Shift

One of the major reasons we’re investing in agriculture is because of the population shift we will see over the next 40 years. There’ll be more mouths to feed, smaller farming populations, and no new arable land to work with. We’ve visualized the driving force – urbanization – in the infographic below. Please share!

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Infographic: Population without Mobile Phones in Sub-Saharan Africa

Earlier this year, our blog post Africa’s Big Three discussed the impact of the growing number of mobile subscriptions on Africa’s three largest economies: South Africa, Egypt and Nigeria respectively. Based on World Bank research, an additional ten phones per 100 people adds .8 percentage points to GDP growth. In that post, we found that Nigeria could replace Egypt as the second largest African economy based on mobile phone penetration’s value add to GDP growth … read more