Almost 70% of Africans make a living off agriculture and growth in the sector is eleven times more effective in reducing poverty than growth in any other. Development policy and private investment thus far have tended to focus on tangible assets: technology, mechanisation, fertilisers, finance and infrastructure. Yet the visibility and predictability of the market is also an issue. In some cases, even after smallholders ramp up productivity, they are unable to find a market to sell to. Read more.