AGRICULTURE INSIGHTS Absa Insights Series Absa | Corporate and Investment Banking > Absa insights series > Agriculture Insights Our foresight assists your business’s sustainable growth potential We have created a platform for our sector experts to provide data driven insights that will help your business adapt and thrive in an ever-changing world. SECTOR EXPERTISE Matching Foresight with Sustainable Possibilities As global and continental economies change, we’re faced with new challenges and opportunities. As a bank committed to the sustainable development of our African continent, we partner with our clients to navigate this changing world, sharing deep insights and learnings on key sectors, many of which have been disrupted by the global pandemic. Through the Absa Insights Series, we help our clients unlock their full growth potential through sustainable opportunities and solutions, ensuring a future for them, our planet and for generations to come. With expertise in the agricultural sector, we offer our clients valuable insights at every step of their growth journey. These strategic partnerships help them unlock their full financial potential with foresight and sustainable solutions. Contact us Roux Wildenboer, shares the biggest challenges and opportunities within the agricultural sector and how this industry is a hidden gem for economic growth on the continent. Agriculture sector insights Unlocking your potential with insight and sustainable solutions. INSIGHTS SERIES Agriculture Insights As one of the largest funders of agricultural projects in sub-Saharan Africa, we are fortunate enough to have access to some of the most sophisticated farmers and agri-processing professionals on the continent. Couple this with the fact that we are one of the largest card issuers in South Africa and have access to data-rich consumer insights; we are uniquely positioned to track the journey of agriculture projects from farm to fork. Read more 2021 Agriculture Insights Farmers, Ferraris and harvesting good investments in Africa Farmers might not be driving Ferraris… yet, but there’s no doubt that Agriculture is a continental bright spot. Read more 2020 Agriculture Insights Absa extends plans to grow its lending book in African markets Agricultural markets across the continent present opportunities for growth. Read more 2020 Agriculture Insights COVID-19 has further reinforced the importance of Africa’s agriculture sector There’s a spotlight on agriculture as the coronavirus pandemic highlights critical sectors that support the continent’s ability to be self-sustainable. Read more 2019 Agriculture Insights Infrastructure constraints in the business of African farming Roux Wildenboer addresses physical infrastructure’s impact on the Agri sector and the challenges it presents 2019 Agriculture Insights Crop spraying drones are taking Africa into greener pastures Absa's Roux Wildenboer explores the role technology can play in evolving the Agri sector. 2019 Agriculture Insights Agricultural sector to power up with renewable energy to fight food insecurity Roux Wildenboer addresses how Absa is supporting renewable energy projects in the Agri sector. 2019 Agriculture Insights Absa aims to become the secondary Agri-sector market leader Absa’s success in the secondary Agri-sector promotes businesses throughout the value chain. Read more Latest Podcasts Episode 04 Roux Wildenboer Sector Head for Agriculture Absa Group Agriculture Insights Identifying Opportunities in the Crisis Agriculture makes up nearly a quarter of Sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP, yet its full potential remains massively untapped. Roux Wildenboer, Sector Head for Agriculture at the Absa Group, explores the opportunities in the sector in our Absa Insights podcast. Episode 03 Wandile Sihlobo Chief Economist at the Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa Absa Group Agriculture Insights As global food prices soar, Africa's agriculture sector is yet to benefit Listen to Wandile Sihlobo, Chief Economist at the Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa as he explains how Agriculture is one of this century’s great opportunities for the continent, yet most of our fertile land is under-utilised Episode 02 Roux Wildenboer Sector Head for Agriculture Absa Group Agriculture Insights The Agricultural sector: the bright spot for a fruitful future Listen to Roux, Head: Agriculture, as he predicts why farmers (and not bankers) could be the next group driving Ferraris and Lamborghinis, thanks to Africa's rich Agriculture sector. Load More × We help you achieve your sector growth ambitions Our highly experienced teams of sector specialists have an in-depth understanding of the industry within which you operate. They offer sector-specific knowledge, skills and experience to help you take the lead in your industry. Learn more Experience Absa Insights 2021 All sectors Absa insights series View all HospitalityThere’s no denying that the travel and Tourism industry was one of the hardest hit due to the various travel restrictions that were imposed, amongst other challenges. Read more Resources and Energy InsightsA report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows that Africa will be the most populated region in the world by 2040, surpassing China and India. While this increase in population presents challenges for the continent, there are exciting opportunities unfolding in the resource and energy sector. Read more Healthcare InsightsThe ability to roll out credible, sustainable and high-volume Covid-19 vaccination programs will likely be the single biggest driver of economic recovery in Africa over the next 24 months. Economies that fail to execute on this will be left behind as global trading resumes. Africa is a net importer of goods and services, therefore with the closing of borders and a vaccination rate of < 2% of Africa’s 1.2 billion population, it will leave the continent well behind the rest of the world. The cost will be devastating. We therefore need to increase our efforts in the most collaborative way. Read more Telecommunications, Media and Technology InsightsIn the next part of our insights series, we’re discussing Telecommunications, Media and Technology – and how they can unlock limitless possibilities in Africa. Traditionally the provider of voice, data connectivity and mobile payments solutions, the telecommunication sector, is now using technology to build an entire ecosystem around the individual consumer. Read more Enterprise and Supplier Development InsightsIn the next part of the Absa Insights series we discuss Enterprise and Supplier Development across Africa. Small and medium-sized businesses are likely to lead the economic recovery on the African continent, but until they can secure a genuine foothold in corporate value chains, the sector is likely to be dominated by a handful of players who had early-mover advantage and access to finance. Read more Consumer Insight SeriesAs the playing field for consumer products and services is constantly shifting, we extract practical business insights so you can respond effortlessly at every step of your growth journey. Read more Agriculture Insight SeriesWith expertise in the agricultural sector, we offer our clients valuable insights at every step of their growth journey. These strategic partnerships help them unlock their full financial potential with foresight and sustainable solutions. 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