Why Africa

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Africa is on a unique growth trajectory. By 2050 the continent will have over 2 billion people, with 1 billion living in rural areas. By 2100, 13 of the top 20 cities in the world will be in Africa. Over the next 100 years, Africa will present massive economic opportunities

Africa is the only continent with the majority of its population still residing in rural areas (53%). In absolute numbers the rural population will continue to grow for the next 30 years.

Africa is young. The average age is under 20 years. Canada's average age is over 40. As the youth of Africa enter the workforce, there is a demographic dividend that can create huge growth in economies and well being if managed properly. According to the FAO, Agriculture and related industries are the most immediate opportunity to create large numbers of jobs for the youth population. Kinvest's model is to create this income through good, stable jobs and eventually dividends as employees vest ownership in the farms.

Global Demand

Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to grow from 1.2 Billion to 2 Billion people and account for over 20% of the global population driving both global and regional demand for food.

Global per-capita income is expected to grow 1.8 fold by 2050 driving food consumption a requiring as much as 60% more food.

The United Nations modelling indicates that we will need 70% more food production by 2050.

The world needs African agriculture

World's population is expected to reach 9.7 Billion by 2050 with incomes growing even faster

Global agriculture output will need to grow 60% from a 2005 baseline.

Africa holds 60% of the world's uncultivated arable land

Rural Africa is ready for an agricultural revolution

Africa has the potential to feed over 60% of the world's population by 2050.

Average yields in Africa are less than ½ global average yields due to lack of irrigation, suitable crop varieties, fertilizers and techniques.

Africa is the only continent where the rural population, at 53%, is the majority and where the rural population is still growing in absolute terms.

Africa expects an 88% of overall expansion in crop production by 2030.

Good agriculture creates generational change

Kinvest brings industry leading techniques and crop varieties to boost yields and has selected high value horticulture crops that are well suited to the value created by skilled agriculture workers. This allows us to capitalize on the yield and rural demographic opportunities in Africa.

  • Kinvest's goal is to exceed the revenue per hectare of traditional farms by 10x, creating more jobs, good soil and ecology for future generations.
  • Sustainable agriculture and related industry present the most immediate means of generating income for large numbers of young people in Africa.

Kinvest farms are a scalable approach with a focus on developing underutilized arable land with high value export crops positions us to leverage an underutilized resource to meet a massive and growing global and regional need.

Incredible Opportunities for Improvement in Agriculture Practices

AYield Growth

  • Expected 88% of overall expansion in crop production by 2030.
  • Africa averages than ½ the yield per hectare of the global average = opportunity.

BIrrigation & Plant Nutrition

  • Only 6% of Africa’s cultivated land is currently irrigated.
  • Fertilizer use stands at 17kg per hectare against a global average of 135kg per hectare.

CReducing Harvest Loss

  • In Rwanda, a 2018 study found that 45.5% of vegetables grown in the country were lost post-harvest and never consumed or sold to end users.

DStorage and Value Added

  • Solutions like cold chain storage and drying of export crops can dramatically reduce these losses.