Welcome to Cargill's Africa Learning Journey



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A stay in the home of a Zambian farmer

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Through Dimick's lens

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A week of dialogue and new perspectives


Farmer to farmer: Reflections on the trip

About the Africa Learning Journey

What if you could join 25 thought leaders for an in-depth exploration of a region's food systems? As part of Cargill's 150th anniversary, we are convening a group that draws from business, academia, NGOs, governmental agencies and more to gain insights and spark fresh thinking on solutions to food security challenges in Africa and beyond. Find out more about the topics the participants explored and the questions they asked as they traveled across South Africa and Zambia.

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Africa Learning Journey Slideshow

See images from the team's daily travels in South Africa and Zambia.


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How young is Africa?

This chart may surprise you. Find out what Africa's youthful demographics mean for food security, food production and more. 

Five game changers for Africa's consumer markets

What are the biggest factors working to reshape the diverse economies of the continent? Find out, and watch an interview with McKinsey's Damian Hattingh, a leading expert on consumer trends in Africa. 

'Inspired but also humbled by the complexity'

Johnny Brom, innovative finance manager for the Sustainable Trade Initiative, reflects on what he saw during the Learning Journey.

National Geographic blog on Africa Learning Journey

A column from Cargill Vice Chairman Emery Koenig on National Geographic's The Plate about Africa's role in the global food security equation.

Five big challenges for African agriculture

Each day – all around the world – farmers face the same common threats to their productivity and livelihood. In Africa, however, the challenges go beyond damaging weather, pests and disease. What hurdles will the continent's food systems need to overcome? 

Sharing know-how with Africa's food processors

Learn how TechnoServe and Partners in Food Solutions are using corporate expertise to help small and medium-sized food processors in Africa create a sustainable future.

In Zambia, mini mill means big benefits

A new Cargill mini mill is helping maize farmers get access to a broader market for their crop. The mill turns the maize into "mealie-meal," a staple flour Zambian consumers use in an array of traditional dishes.

Get the latest food security news 

Visit Food Secure World for articles, videos, charts and more from Cargill and others that discuss how we can build global food security both today and in the years to come.

Learn about Cargill in Africa

Find out more about the company's presence on the continent, including where we operate and who our partners are.

How do you celebrate 150 years?

The Africa Learning Journey is just one of a series of events, activities and projects that make up Cargill's 150th anniversary. See what else we're doing.

150 years of helping the world thrive

thr-thumb-green-blue-2-70x70-150 Visit our anniversary site to read stories of innovation and inspiration from throughout our history, view employee videos, and join in the celebration.

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