Newly arrived in July at the Georgia Department of Agriculture in charge of business development overseas for Georgia produce, Paul Thompson was off immediately to Indonesia. After seven and a half years at the Atlanta State Farmers Market, Mr. Thompson’s calendar now is full of possible trips to all corners of the world, most often Read more
When it comes to Africa, Martin Richenhagen, Duluth, Ga.-AGCO Corp.‘s CEO and chairman, doesn’t mince words. For instance at this year’s AGCO Summit in Berlin in January he called for startups to disrupt traditional agricultural practices in efforts to address the challenges of food security, farmer livelihood and resource efficiency. This year’s summit, an annual Read more
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a contract to Skipping Stone LLC, which provides consulting and technology services to energy markets worldwide, and Experient, a global event company, to host in a reverse trade mission a dozen government and senior utility representatives from four African nations interested in improving their countries’ electricity Read more
T.J. Muehleman is never short on ideas. While keeping on top of a steady flow of outside projects, the Atlanta-based programming shop has also been its own test kitchen — with lines of code as the ingredients. But Standard Code’s creativity hasn’t always been a strength. While they were fun to build, products like the Atlanta Database Read more
A dozen students from the Moi Girls High School in Eldoret, Kenya, are to work and play in Athens, Atlanta and Savannah through the month of November as part of their ongoing relationship with the University of Georgia’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music. During the rest of the year, the students receive online music lessons Read more
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights has hired Derreck Kayongo, a former Ugandan refugee who the center says “embodies its mission,” as its new chief executive officer.
Obama to be welcomed in his father’s native country
Coca-Cola Co. chose this week’s U.S.-African Leaders Summit to announce that the company and the Coke system would up their planned investment on the continent by $5 billion, adding to $12 billion it pledged in 2010 to invest by 2020. Some 50 African heads of state gathered in Washington Aug. 5-6, where officials announced a Read more
For health efforts in Africa to be successful, policy makers and business leaders must look beyond one-shot programs and think holistically about solutions to deeper systemic problems, high-level speakers concluded at the World Affairs Council of Atlanta’s Africa health summit this week.
Coca-Cola Africa Foundation is to donate $4.6 million for clean water and sanitation programs in four African countries: Kenya, Zambia, Madagascar and Mozambique. Coca-Cola Co. announced joint programs with Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor during World Water Week celebrations in Sweden. The initiative if part of Coke’s Replenish Africa Initiative, or RAIN, which seeks to provide access to clean water for 2 million people on Read more