WHY TO INVEST IN AFRICA
Africa is ripe for a green revolution. The continent currently hosts 60% of total global arable land uncultivated. Here is your opportunity. As the world's population is increasing rapidly (recently surpassing the 7 billion ), global agricultural production must increase to meet this growth. Most of the increase in agricultural production will come from Africa and this requires to reform agricultural production methods. While traditional obstacles to boosting agricultural production in Africa have been well documented (including a distribution infrastructure deficit and trade barriers ), many African governments are working hard and have overcome these weaknesses. After overcoming these barriers and agricultural production increased, there will be a business opportunity for the manufacture and marketing of products such as fertilizers, pesticides and seeds as well as demand for food processing as refining cereals. Already, a growing number of private equity funds arise to finance agricultural production in Africa. Join the train.
Several African countries like Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles and Tanzania have become some of the most popular tourist destinations of the world- for obvious reasons. Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda have even recently introduced a single visa, and Burundi and Tanzania will join them soon. According to the World Tourism Organization, tourist arrivals in Africa far exceed 50 million. This is the kind of trend that you should enjoy. In 2012, billionaire Richard Branson opened his luxury safari in the Masai Mara in Kenya while Italian tycoon Flavio Briatore already owns Lion in the Sun, a luxury retreat in the coastal resort of Malindi in Kenya. But outside pavilions and luxury retreats, several other possibilities are open in the tourism sector in Africa. For example, Victoria Lake in Uganda and Tanganyika Lake in Burundi have a large number of streams that are untapped plans. A luxury cruise ship or an excursion of operators could be great ideas. Balloon flights are also a relatively new experience for the millions of Africans, which could be explored as a viable option. There is also room for foreign investors to partner with governments on concessions in national parks.
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With few exceptions, Africa is under construction. Almost everywhere on the continent, cranes hoist at the same time as the standard of living. And if Africa was, as claimed by a number of experts since the beginning of the third millennium, the "last frontier" of the world economy?
54 African countries have since 2012 a total of 1.04 billion people. A figure expected to double in twenty years, while representing 20 % of the world population. This, coupled with the fact that the continent recorded growth rates over the past decade that are around 5% ( only 3.4% in 2011 due to the Arab revolutions ), explains why the continent is at a crossroads.
With a strong dynamic demographics, rapid urbanization and a wealth of natural resources, African economies have incredible playing card. The challenge today for many of them is to ensure their better integration into global value chains and benefit the lives of their population impact, according to the latest African Economic Outlook in the 2014 annual report prepared jointly by ADB, development Centre of t
he OECD and UNDP.
Sub-Saharan Africa has the second largest growth rate behind Asia. The growth of the continent is now on average 4.8%, with disparities between different areas: growth in East Africa is 6.4%, in West Africa 6.7%, Central Africa 3.7 %, 3% Southern Africa, North Africa 1.9% . For the whole continent, it should reach an average of 5 to 6% in 2015, levels not seen since the 2009 economic crisis.
Africa withstands external and domestic shocks as it is on the verge of solid economic growth. Economic growth is more diverse, driven by domestic demand, infrastructure and manufacturing trade being increasingly supported across the continent .
The development of trade in African countries can help improve the lives of its inhabitants, create jobs and strengthen skills. It promotes the development of consumer goods, access to technology and innovation. Currently, there are not so many opportunities to invest elsewhere and Africa has other advantages as oil and minerals. Rich countries would not have to assist developing countries, the trade would create wealth.
The legal integration and movement of levelling the business law made by the OHADA (Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law) are examples that contribute to improving the business climate allowing investors to realize their projects through the establishment of an integrated legal and judicial system among 17 states: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Comoros, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Niger, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Chad and Togo. Now, these states have legal instruments advanced in areas such as commercial law, corporate law, securities law, bankruptcy proceedings or arbitration. This process of standardization of business law combined with economic integration initiatives in the Southern region and West Africa (COMESA: Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, EAC: The East African Community or UEMOA: West African Economic and Monetary Union) reassure potential investors and allow to eventually grow the business by giving it a regional cross-border dimension.
Africa is well positioned to become the second highest regional growth in the world, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Africa is becoming a hub more attractive to investors in light of various economic, political and social reforms. This creates an improved enabling business environment for foreign direct investment. Apart from this, there is a widespread development of social and physical infrastructure, and there is a pool of enterprising workers increasingly educated across the continent. There is also a serious increase in the purchasing power of Africans. According to the African Development Bank, the rapid emergence of the middle class in Africa makes that the continent has now more than 300 million people .In addition, it is estimated that general consumption expenditures across the continent has surpassed the trillion ( 1,000,000,000,000 ) dollars already in 2012. If you are an investor who has not yet done so to foray into Africa it is now time to step in and grab a share of the trillion dollar opportunities. Here are five lucrative areas in which you should consider investing:
THE MINING SECTOR