Agriculture, the secret for eradicating poverty

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Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is the protection of fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life.  -Nelson Mandela

Agriculture is the most important industry of the African economy, contributing as a major source of income for Africa. Considered as a priority to fight against poverty, African agriculture is at a turning point in its digital and ecological evolution. The absolute need for Africa to diversify its economy is necessary to increase the number of undernourished people. Hiring the highest number of locals, the farming sector is the primary source of food and income for Africans. With a land of full potential, Africa is home to half of the world’s unexploited land which can be brought to production; teasing more and more investments daily both internationally and locally.

Despite of the countless setbacks African countries suffer from: inadequate infrastructures for agricultural purposes, poor farming techniques, limited access to quality farm inputs, lack of awareness by farmers on better farming techniques or the low capital for farmers to purchase necessary farming contributions; However, business still happens. Farmers need more modern and new types of technologies to boost their harvests. African farmers who started using these new forms of high tech tools are directly linked to more profitable food markets and immediately increasing productivity within a short time. Some Governments in Africa as well as big organizations or associations understood the real impact of technology on the agricultural industry thus, leading to the continent’s importance in contributing for the total GDP.

Ghana’s thick and lows

The agricultural sector is however by far the most important industry of Ghana, the country produces a variety of crops in various climatic zones ranging from wet forests to dry plot of lands. The agricultural crops include: cocoa, yams, cassava, corn, timber, timber, oil palms or kola nuts which are all included in Ghana’s economy. Cocoa beans are the top-earning agricultural export for Ghana. These climbing imports are suggestive of an extensive opportunity to revamp the agricultural side as a prosperous business. Unfortunately, past events such as droughts, impacts of climate change or food price inflation. The future of food security will without any doubt be influenced by the steps you take to support small scale businesses such as farms, fishing and herding. New modern high-tech tools shall be the key to get out of poverty for the future.

The challenge of eradicating hunger and poverty within food security for example in Ghana has always been a constant battle as it has always been considered as a challenge and where locals would depend only on agriculture for their livelihood. Plagued by several factors:

  • Inferior stages of industrialization and adoption of electronics
  • Climate change effects
  • Lack of investments
  • Weak management of post-harvest crops

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Grant Geraghty is the longest-serving member of the Africa HR team. This resident subject matter expert and client champion is responsible for gaining a deep understanding of our clients’ unique HR needs in Africa and providing tailored solutions that align with their business objectives. Grant collaborates closely with our clients to ensure that their requirements are properly implemented, providing ongoing support and guidance throughout the process.

Grant brings a wealth of experience to his role, having served as Africa HR’s longest-serving employee. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with a major in Economics and Business Finance, from the University of Natal in South Africa. Additionally, he has completed a certification program in Payroll and Tax Administration from the University of Cape Town, further enhancing his expertise in HR operations and compliance.

His commitment to delivering exceptional service and his extensive knowledge of HR in Africa make him an invaluable member of the Africa HR team.




Kevina Takoordyal has a BA Hons Business Management from the University of Glamorgan, UK, with MBA in leadership and Innovation, MBA General, PMP Certified, and Agile Scrum Master. She currently works as the Head of Operations at Africa HR Solutions Ltd with more than 20 years of proven leadership capabilities in Operations, Business Development, People Management, Process Optimization, and Project Management in the Financial Services, BPO, Banking Industry, and Heath Care Industry. In Senior leadership roles with an international footprint across Europe working and extensive Pan- African experience from a compliance, finance, and operations angle, Kevina comes across with a panoply of cross-functional skills. Kevina also serves on a few Boards, Non-Independent Executive at MioD and for NGOs on a voluntary basis, a coach and mentor to aspiring female leaders across Africa and Mauritius.

Kevina is a firm believer in Servant Leadership with a strong focus and commitment to uplifting others, with the ability to deliver through a highly engaged – diverse team, and works towards consistently synergistic value creation. While being a focused and adaptive thinker and Kevina is actively participating in panel discussions on Innovation, CX, Digital transformation.

Kevina serves as Project Assessor for the National Youth upskilling program. She has been recognized as Global Talent in a few companies, Ceridian, and International SOS Ltd whereby she has been awarded a few scholarships and had the opportunity to be mentored by Senior Vice President in the US. Award Winner in various fields and at a national level and recognized including Super Achiever Leader Award in Africa in 2016, Awarded Africa Women Leader 2018.



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Viloshna is an experienced finance professional with 18 years of expertise in strategic financial planning, financial analysis, cash flow management, systems and controls implementation, financial reporting, and continuous process improvements. She currently serves as Head of Finance & Business Support, where she has successfully automated and leveraged the financial reporting system capabilities to ensure efficient company operations.

Viloshna’s background includes senior roles in a multinational pharmaceutical company and a large listed Mauritian conglomerate. Her meticulous attention to detail and strategic thinking have streamlined financial processes, making her a valuable addition to any finance team. Viloshna is a qualified finance professional with an FCCA qualification and an MBA, bringing valuable expertise to any organization.

In her current role, Viloshna leads the company’s Treasury and Payments function, including the fulfillment of the company’s cross-border payments into Africa. With her strong educational background and extensive experience, Viloshna consistently demonstrates her ability to optimize financial operations, minimize risks, and improve profitability. Her expertise in financial reporting and process improvements make her a valuable asset to any organization.



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A qualified lawyer who joined Africa HR Solutions in July 2020, Mark Du Preez has experience working in private practice for a reputable law firm in South Africa. He also played commercially focused roles at a leading private bank, wealth management company, and outsourcing firm in South Africa and Mauritius.

Mark has played a pivotal role in Africa HR Solution’s risk mitigation strategy, which positively impacted P&L performance over the years.

He currently leads the Partnerships function of the company including relationships and oversight with in-country partners (ICPs) across Africa.

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Alex has more than 15 years of experience in the global, strategic development of both enterprise and consumer brands in categories including technology, transport, enterprise software, entertainment, and travel.

With experience in roles on both agency and corporate side, he has worked across international brands and has led the development and execution of multi-discipline campaigns across EMEA, NORAM and Asia Pacific.

His focus is on driving meaningful business impact through brand differentiation and building high-functioning, digitally oriented, and analytically driven capabilities. He is motivated by working with, and developing dynamic people, teams, and organizations.

He leads, manages, develops and mentors the Key Account Management department, including line management responsibility for the team of Key Account Managers and Key Account Administrator who represent the Company as the primary communication link between all relevant stakeholders, including clients, third party in-country partners and internal functions.

Originally from Mauritius, he holds bachelor’s degrees in International Business, Finance and Management from the University of Nevada, Reno.