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  • ACET Proposes Development Fund For Ghana’s Poultry Industry

    Poultry Magazine reports on ACET’s proposal for a poultry development fund as the best bet for arresting the rising level of poultry imports and creating much-needed jobs. The idea for the fund comes from a five-country report,  Promoting Sustainable Rural Development and Transformation in Africa, produced by ACET in partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The report examines the potential to upgrade the value chains of  cassava, cocoa, cotton, beef, dairy cow, millet, rice, and sorghum in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Tanzania, and ...
  • How to Cultivate Entrepreneurship in Africa

    Armed with a Wharton MBA, fluent Chinese, years of experience, and global connections, ACET's Buddy Buruku did the expected — banking, economic research, management consulting--then ended up as a chicken farmer. In this piece for GE's Ideas Lab, Buddy uses her experience to share thoughts on how to foster entrepreneurship in ...
  • Transforming Africa: Will agriculture, oil and gas, services, or manufacturing deliver the dream?

    Mail & Guardian Africa looks at five options for accelerating Africa’s transformation and concludes that all of them will require a bold reconceptualising of policy directions. Option 1: Manufacturing Option 2: Service-led growth Option 3: Natural resources – oil, gas and mining Option 4: Agriculture Option 5: Green energy For manufacturing, the article refers to ACET's research. Read the full article.
  • Australian Government and ACET Partner on Local Content in Mining (PRESS RELEASE)

    Accra, 23 June 2015 - Key representatives of Government, civil society organisations, mining communities, and industry gathered in Accra today to discuss the governance around local content policies for Ghana’s mining sector. The dialogue is the third in a series of dialogues on Mining Governance, supported by the Australian Government in partnership with the African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET). The Australian High Commission’s First Secretary Development Cooperation, Ms Zabeta Moutafis, opened the dialogue at La Palm Beach Hotel. “The purpose of this dialogue is to bring together key stakeholders and policy-makers to discuss and build consensus around the complex issues concerning local ...
  • ACET study inspires Farmers’ Club in Ghana

    A recent study on rural economic transformation produced by ACET and sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has inspired Vodafone Ghana, one of the country’s leading network operators, to launch the Vodafone Farmers Club which aims to improve the performance of farmers by providing them with relevant information through its network. Speaking at the launch ceremony which was also attended by Ghana’s Minister for Agriculture, Fiifi Kwetey, Vodafone Ghana CEO, Harris Broumidis, said the report, Promoting Sustainable Rural Development in Africa, Ghana Country Report*, had highlighted ...