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Revolutionising the Global Food System

Astrong theme emerged from the Future Food Tech Summit in London this week, that the world is in desperate need of innovative and sustainable solutions to increase agricultural output, while reducing inputs, in order to meet the needs of a growing population. At the forefront of these discussions was the consensus that the global food ecosystem is [...]

By | November 5th, 2016|Commercial, Enterprise, Technology|Comments Off on Revolutionising the Global Food System

Desert Farm leads Future FoodTech

The Future FoodTech and World Agritech Investment Summits in London this week will unveil some of the leading agricultural innovations over the last few years. The focus will firmly be on post-harvest food industry, which is certainly emerging as the hottest sector for innovation and investment, but which technologies have the potential to deliver truly game-changing solutions? [...]

By | October 31st, 2016|Commercial, Enterprise, Technology|Comments Off on Desert Farm leads Future FoodTech

Seawater Technology Solutions for Food Security

According to the World Health Organisation about 20% of the world’s people live in regions that don’t have enough water for their needs. With the global population increasing by 80 million each year, a third of the planet will likely face water shortages by 2025. This looming water crisis is inextricably linked to food production because agriculture [...]

By | August 9th, 2016|Commercial, Enterprise, Global, Governments, Sustainability, Technology|Comments Off on Seawater Technology Solutions for Food Security

Next Generation of Sustainable Food Supply

Across the world, there are pioneers who are changing the way we think about food. Some use GPS data to create yield maps that show soil productivity, yield predictions and establish seasonal planting patterns. Others, use mobile phones to share information about weather reports, insurance products, and to access market prices, thereby empowering rural farmers [...]

By | June 15th, 2016|Commercial, Emerging Markets, Research, Technology|Comments Off on Next Generation of Sustainable Food Supply

A game changer for Africa’s Megaprojects

The Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) megaproject is one of the largest of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa, and Kenya’s most ambitious infrastructure megaproject to date. It includes construction of 700 km of standard-gauge track, 33 stations, and dozens of wagons and locomotives. Just like its huge cost pegged at $4.99 billion, so are the expectations [...]

By | June 2nd, 2016|Africa, Commercial, Governments, Investments|Comments Off on A game changer for Africa’s Megaprojects

Understanding the Circular Economy

A circular economy is one that is restorative and regenerative by design, and which aims to keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value at all times, distinguishing between technical and biological cycles. It’s interesting to note that the concept is taking shape with great interest from Governments, Economists, Investors, Public and Private sector practitioners. But [...]

By | November 1st, 2015|Economy, Global, Research, Sustainability, Technology|Comments Off on Understanding the Circular Economy

Risks and Uncertainty surround Africa’s Megaprojects

If all goes to plan, the ‘Grand Inga’ hydropower scheme will become one of Africa’s most iconic infrastructure developments. A $12 billion proposal funded by a consortium led by The World Bank, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), China and USA, was originally conceived in the 1950s, but plans for the project were never fulfilled, due [...]

By | August 10th, 2015|Advisory, Africa, Financial, Global, Governments, Investment|Comments Off on Risks and Uncertainty surround Africa’s Megaprojects

Impact assessment of Wangari Maathai’s vision

Before she passed on, the Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai left an enduring legacy. The Green Belt Movement (GBM), a grassroots organisation she founded to eradicate poverty through environmental conservation, had reached a significant milestone, planting over 50 million trees in Africa. In spite of that achievement, her life’s work was more about human regeneration. She dreamed of a [...]

By | July 15th, 2015|Africa, Economy, Governments, Investments, Philanthropy, Sustainability|Comments Off on Impact assessment of Wangari Maathai’s vision

Africa: Emerging as an Enterprise Ecosystem

One can argue that there is no clear definition of African entreprise. Many point to the fact that business activities in various forms have always existed on the continent. Legendary kings, traders, cities and empires flourished from trade in salt, gold, ivory and slaves. In recent times, the citizen may have come to rely heavily [...]

By | June 30th, 2015|Africa, Digital, Economy, Emerging Markets, Enterprise, Governments|Comments Off on Africa: Emerging as an Enterprise Ecosystem

Welcome to Goldswans Insights

Goldswans is an integrated firm that offers professional services, insights and innovation to support sustainable growth in the emerging markets. We collaborate with partners to design solutions that create sustainable competitive advantages for their businesses. Our philosophy is to drive sustainability, social impact, and shared value for local communities via a business model that encourages [...]

By | May 1st, 2015|Advisory, Digital, Enterprise, Investments, Philanthropy, Research, Sustainability|Comments Off on Welcome to Goldswans Insights