Small-scale farmers are key to Africa’s agricultural growth. Moorosi Nchejana is one of 40 farmers in Mabalane village, Lesotho, who participated in a pilot programme by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation to strengthen farmers’ capacity to adapt to climate change(Image: Irin) Business and government should increase investment in agriculture in Africa. More research is also necessary to promote the genetic improvement of Africa’s neglected food crops such as sweet potato, cassava and millet.(Image: World Bank / Scott Wallace)MEDIA CONTACTS• Karl HaechlerSenior consultantArcay Burson-Marsteller+27 11 480 8532 Wilma den HartighIn 2050 there will be nine-billion people in the world and in Africa alone, the UN estimates there will be almost two-billion people living on the continent in 38 years’ time. The big question is not only how we are going to feed so many people, but also how to do it nutritiously.This presents both challenges and opportunities to produce enough wholesome food for everyone – and many of the solutions are in Africa.At The Economist’s recent Feeding the World conference in Johannesburg, global leaders from agribusiness, food production, science and NGOs discussed how Africa can take ownership of its food security agenda, accelerate agricultural growth and develop sustainable and competitive agriculture sectors.The world is looking to Africa to take up its role in solving the global food crisis. The continent has more than enough land (Africa has 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land) and willing farmers to develop robust, sustainable and competitive agriculture sectors.Speakers highlighted the need for food security and nutrition solutions that involve civil society organisations, individuals, governments and the private sector, working in partnership with each other.The event was organised by the conference division of The Economist newspaper, and is one of numerous global conferences on important issues such as food security, health, infrastructure and science. Food and nutrition securitySpeaking at the event, Sean de Cleene said food security in the world has reached a tipping point, and he is optimistic about the opportunities that lie ahead. Cleene is the senior VP of Yara International, a global firm specialising in agricultural products and environmental protection agents.“I am more optimistic today than ever because we see Africa starting to take control of its own growth agenda,” De Cleene said.“We are reaching a tipping point with more investment into localised agriculture. We are seeing unprecedented interest in collaboration to solve these challenges.”Various speakers agreed that it is important to establish a link between agriculture and health, by improving the nutritional qualities of food. Improved nutrition would address issues such as under-nourishment, which causes the death of millions of children every year.“We should not just focus on improving productivity of farmers,“ said Shenggen Fan, director-general of the International Food Policy Research Institute. “In the past agriculture was designed to achieve maximum production, not nutrition.”Fan said agriculture has a role to play in addressing undernourishment, lack of access to food and hidden hunger – a situation where the consumer is unaware that food is not providing enough nutrition. “We have to slow down this trend,” he said.He suggested interventions such as subsidies for fruit and vegetable production, and suggested that unhealthy food be taxed, making money available to promote healthy food production and research. Business and subsistence farmers working togetherOne of the main messages coming from the conference is the need for public-private partnerships to create robust agricultural industries in Africa and promote food security – and there are already success stories.Mario Reis, managing director of dairy products producer Danone Southern Africa, said it is important for corporates to invest in Africa. This approach is already showing positive results for Danone and hundreds of pastoral farming families in Senegal, who have been farming with milk-producing livestock for generations.“In Senegal, 90% of all milk consumed is imported. However, this is an aberration because 30% of the population rear cattle that produce milk,” Reis explained.Danone started a venture to help pastoral farmers to utilise their milk, by setting up a facility that collects local milk for processing into value-added dairy products. The project is also providing technical advice and veterinary services for farmers, which has helped them to increase milk output and take good care of their animals.The venture, which started in 2006, has made it possible for 650 farmers to stay on their land, farm profitably and live exclusively from milk production.“This is an example of helping a whole community – all through agriculture and related activities,” Reis said. The project is also bringing about rural development as farmers are earning a living, their families can eat more nutritious food and children can attend school.Frank Braeken, executive VP for fast moving consumer goods company Unilever in Africa, added that food security and economic opportunity can be aligned.“The main objective is to convince sceptics of the important role that business can play in this area,” Braeken said.He added that new business models should allow companies to target growth, while contributing to the fight against hunger and malnutrition.“The question and challenge is so big that we need a dramatic shift in thinking about how we do business,” he said. “There is no doubt that discussions around food security must zone in on Africa.“Sub-Saharan Africa holds the most of potential for future agricultural expansion. Whatever role African countries will play must be in the interest of their people.” Optimising food productionJason Clay, senior VP for market transformation at the World Wildlife Fund, said the agriculture sector must find ways to intensify production sustainably, using the same amount of natural resources.“By 2050, 9.4-billion people will need twice as much food and fibre, and this means every system of production has to double,” Clay said. “We have to figure out how to optimise what we have.”He identified food waste, which occurs by either throwing away food or post-harvest losses, as one where food production can be optimised. “If we can eliminate waste, we have to produce half as much of the new food we would need by 2050,” he explained.Improving Africa’s neglected food cropsImproving crop genetics is another possibility. Clay said more research is needed into producing crops with a higher nutritional content, using the same number of hectares.Various speakers pointed out that more research is necessary to promote the genetic improvement of Africa’s neglected food crops. Farmers should also be encouraged to grow a more diverse range of local crops such as sweet potato, cassava and millet. Many farmers moved away from these nutrition-rich crops to maize production, mainly because of market opportunities and price.Clay pointed out although Africa and the world will need much more food by 2050, innovative thinking throughout the food production value chain could reduce the pressure on farmers to meet this demand.
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business is always a bit of profit, through a certain means of business for their own due commercial profits. Of course, no matter what business, must have a profit to operate. Of course, sushi is also like this, as a manager, you have to understand some profit considerations. These profit assessment thinking and standards can help you better profitability, below I explain to you for a business operator must understand the profit considerations.
What are the criteria for
sushi store profit considerations?
a business plan to start from the set profit
it is generally accepted that the cost of a business is the profit, but in fact it is the result of the theory of profit, and is not a business. Some people think that the turnover minus profit is equal to cost expenditure, which is more than a profit on the front view, but because it is by controlling the cost of spending to increase profits, so there will be a profit, but not for a long time. Because the purpose of cost expenditure is to increase turnover. The excessive cost containment, but will reduce turnover. A low cost of turnover and cut costs, they fall into a lower turnover, and then cut the cost of spending led to lower turnover, and finally fell into a vicious circle of more cost cuts again.
so we have to establish a correct view of profit, so what is the correct view of profit? The answer is that the cost of profit plus cost is equal to the turnover, so business planning to start from the set profit.
two, how to calculate the amount of profit
mentioned above, the purpose is to improve the cost of turnover by necessary profits and unnecessary cost, calculate the necessary turnover (target turnover), to formulate strategies to achieve objectives, is the real business. But business is not simply a manufacturing profit. Assuming revenue and expenditure two flat, still can continue to operate, but if the sudden loss of income, it may be a loss. In order to avoid a sudden situation, it is best to ensure that profits accounted for about 10% of turnover. Want to ensure the profit, it is necessary to improve the turnover, sushi store turnover is equal to the number of customers multiplied by the unit price. The number of customers is how many customers come, the customer price is the average amount of consumption of a single customer, turnover is not equal to profit. Turnover also deduct the cost of materials, personnel, rent, utilities and other expenses, to get the amount of profit.
three, FL cost will be about profit
FL cost is a unique indicator of the catering industry, F (Food= material cost) +L (Labour= personnel costs) cost. If this part can not be controlled within 60% of the total cost, it is impossible to create profits. < >
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Peil na mBan / Ladies➢ Pride of the club this week must go to our girls who were part of the successful Donegal minor ladies team who are now the Ulster Minor Champions for 2013. Comhghairdeas le Jade, Erica, Caroline a bhí mar pháirt den fhoireann agus do Robbie fosta a bhí páirteach i bhfoireann an chóitseáil. ➢ Last Monday evening was week 5 of Gaelic4Girls. We held our parents night and it was well attended with 39 parents turning up for the hour. We invited the parents onto the pitch and got 15 of them involved in one of our station games. To add to the event we had all the girls at the station to cheer them on and I think everyone enjoyed it.➢ All parents where then invited inside the clubhouse where senior members of both the ladies and men’s boards’ made a presentation outlining where the club envisages ladies football going within the club.➢ The procedure for club registration was explained and forms handed with a great uptake.➢ A lot of interest was expressed in the ‘Ready Steady Coach’ programme and the club hope to get this setup shortly. ➢ This Monday 20th we will have a break from our 12 week Programme of G4G as our Under 16 Girls are playing Moville in the County championship Semi-final in Milford @7pm. We would encourage as many parents, club members to come along and support the girls.➢ Training for U-14s is on Tuesday from 6-7pm and training for U-14/16 and Minors is Thursday from 6-7pm in the Banks.Cluichí / FixturesBeidh an foireann sinsear ag imirt in éadán Cloich Cheann Fhaola ar na Méillte an Sathairn seo ag 5:00i.n. Beidh an foireann tacaíocht i nGleann Fhinne an mhaidin ina dhiaidh sin ag 11:30r.n. ag imirt a gcluiche sraithe.Bord na nÓg➢ All underage teams are now in training. ➢ The U-14 and Minor league have now concluded.➢ The U-12s have played a number of challenge games with their season starting next Monday.➢ The U-16s have a few challenge games coming up with their league beginning on 28th June.➢ The U-10s had two challenge games as well. ➢ Training tops and hats given out to all under-age players and coaches. A small number left which will be sold to anyone who wants them.➢ U-10/12 teams have been invited to blitz in Carryduff on June 8th.➢ Jack Boyle is part of Buncrana cup team that played in Ulster blitz last month. Daniel Devlin, Aidan Gillespie and Séimí Grant are attending u15 southern development squads training. Jack o Brien, Patrick Gillespie and Hugh Boyle are part of the Minor panel that will play Tyrone on May 26th.Relay for LifeRelay for Life starts next Saturday evening at 6pm in Letterkenny and runs for 24 hours. Mullaghduff Dynamoes, representing an area from Cionn Caslach to Croithlí, are organising a Relay which starts in Mullach Dubh next Saturday morning at 10am and goes all the way to Letterkenny eventually joining up with the main event.Anyone who wants to take part, even if walking a short distance starting in Mullach Dubh at 10am or to make a contribution, come along and buckets for donations will be available.Development WorkThe club would like to thank all the people who have kindly given of their time to help with the development work at the Banks to date. The work is progressing well with all bases for the floodlights now in place. The new changing rooms extension is now up to the square as well. Have a look at Facebook or the website for updates and photos of the progress. If anyone can give a day or a few please contact Michael on 087-2925544.100 ClubBhí an chéad tharraingt do chlub an chéid ann ar an 29 Bealtaine. Could club sellers please have your subs in on time for the co-ordinator. There are still places available in the 100 club. Please email [email protected] if you would like to be with a chance of winning €500 each month.Lotto➢ Ba iad 7, 15, 19, 21 na huimhreacha lotto a tarraingeadh an tseachtain seo agus níor baineadh an pota óir.➢ Bhí trí uimhir ag Ciarán McCafferty as Rann na Feirste, Trica McFadden agus Margaret McGee as Cál Chéim, Colm Gallagher as Loch an Iúir agus Anne McGinley as Anagaire.➢ Beidh €2,300 sa phota óir an tseachtain seo chugainn.Useful Linkso Club Training Times for all age groupso Club Fixtures for all age groupso Latest Club Newso Nuacht Bord na nÓgo Latest Club Resultso 2013 Senior and Reserve League TablesContact DetailsEmail:[email protected] & Facebookwww.naomhmuire.ieLower Rosses Facebook Page (Requires Login)Bord na nÓg Facebook Page (Requires Login)Ladies Facebook Page (Requires Login)Seoladh:Cumann Lúth Chleas Gael Naomh Muire, Íochtar na Rosann, Mullach Dearg, Cionn Caslach, Co. 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