Agriculture in Kenya

One thing is to know that the agricultural business represents roughly 50% of Kenya's GDP (including indirect contributions), and another thing is to observe how this is created. Last week I joined a group of IESE MBA students in their visit to two companies in this industry: Vegpro, and Kreative Roses. Both of them quite…

The informal economy

Several African business leaders have warned me that we foreigners may easily misunderstand some clues that are critical for business. In particular, we may easily miss the role that the informal economy plays in most African countries. Official statistics may be misleading as they don't include informal economic activities. Let me give you an example.…
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