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Empower inclusive and proficient agricultural and food frameworks - [Blog]

With increasing globalization, agriculture as an independent sector will cease to exist, becoming instead, just one part of an integrated value chain. The value chain exits both upstream and downstream, or from production through to processing and sales, in which the whole is now highly concentrated, integrated and globalized. This […]

Helping businesses grow in Ghana - [Blog]

At MDF West Africa, we recently launched the IBA Hub Ghana, from which we provide business development support to entrepreneurs. We help them develop sustainable business models by optimizing their strategy with the use of the business model canvas and building the internal management capacity of the business, the owner […]

Partnership - [Connect To Grow]

Partnership venture: Agromite Mechanisation Services, Ghana The aim of this partnership venture is to test the market and support mechanisms for innovative mechanisation technology from India for rice production among smallholder farmers in Ghana. Download Profile in PDF Market opportunity In Ghana, most rice production is undertaken by farms less [...]

How can farmers become entrepreneurs - [Blog]

The concept of entrepreneurship and entrepreneur has evolved; from a for-profit business to including social entrepreneurship; and from an individual who organizes or operates a business to qualities that define a successful business person. A small farmer does manage an agribusiness but may not exhibit qualities generally associated with a […]

From PPPs to PPPPs – farmers as equal partners in inclusive agribusiness partnerships - [Blog]

“Do you have any idea of just how much is happening in inclusive agri-business?” was the opening remark of the newsletter announcing this month’s bumper theme. The diversity of initiatives related to inclusive agribusiness is indeed huge. In my role as PPP Advisor for SNV I have mainly been focusing […]

Trends in inclusive agribusiness: nitty gritty detail and changing mindsets - [Blog]

If there is one clear consensus from our blog contributors this month, it’s that standardised blueprints and single-instrument approaches do not work in inclusive agribusiness.    Our contributors are hugely diverse.  But two overarching trends emerge: Digging into the detail: practitioners are focusing on the nitty gritty of farmers’ incentives, drivers […]

Editor’s Choice, April 2017: An overview of what’s happening with inclusive agribusiness, what’s missing and specific roles donors could play. - [Blog]

This month we asked Joost Guijt, Advisor at the Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation and co-lead for Seas of Change, to take on the task of reviewing this month’s Editor’s Choice, Jim Woodhill’s “Inclusive Agribusiness: The State of play“.  The highlighted document gives context to the fascinating stories of what all kinds […]

‘Stepping Up’ through inclusive agribusiness – what’s happening, what’s new and what are the gaps at LFSP (MD)? - [Blog]

At Palladium, we implement a range of development programmes aimed at making markets work better for the poor through inclusive business models, policy change, and innovation. Across our programmes, we have been trying to understand how different innovative agribusiness models are facilitating smallholder farmers’ to ‘step up’ to new commercial […]

A tool for assessing the gender-responsiveness of agribusiness initiatives - [Blog]

Why inclusive agribusiness must include a gender agenda Women are already very active in the agricultural sector as smallholders, labourers, employees, processors, traders and retailers etc. This contribution is likely to increase with many regions characterised by strong outflows of male migrants, resulting in the further feminisation of agriculture[1]. Recognising […]

Merging social support and economic development, sustainable food value chains and the Anna Karenina principle - [Blog]

One can distinguish two types of development practitioner, each implementing a distinct approach to eradicating poverty and food insecurity. The first comes in from the bottom, applying push-strategies, by developing social support programs that allow the poorest of the poor to survive periods of extreme hardship and build-up diversified livelihoods. […]

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TechnoServe Initiative for Inclusive Agricultural Business Models

This report contains four case studies on how some of the largest and most influential food and beverage companies and agribusinesses approach inclusive business: The Coca-Cola Company, The Kellogg Company, SABMiller/AB Inbev, and Syngenta.

Inflection Point: Unlocking growth in the era of farmer finance

This report provides a picture of how the smallholder finance space currently operates by describing the key actors and the nature of their interactions, and by conceptualizing these in a new “industry model.”

Partnering for scale: Collaborating to more effectively engage smallholder farmers

The report highlights the importance of partners for inclusive agribusinesses in order to move from pilot to scale. It presents the Partnership Ecosystem Framework, a tool which helps practitioners to decide who to partner with and provides recommendations how to keep a vital partnership environment.

Scaling Innovation at the Energy- Agriculture Nexus in East Africa

Energy and agriculture form a nexus: Energy can be generated by using crops, agricultural residues and livestock waste. At the same time 30% of the global energy consumption is needed along the agricultural value chain. This brief outlines how policy makers can catalyse development agribusiness while supporting the energy-agriculture nexus.