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July 22, 2016

CURAD, a leading agribusiness incubator in Uganda based at Makerere

Visit curad www.curadincubator.org and lets share best practices!. We deliver value for innovators, farmers and farmer organisation using the INNOVATIVE farmer ownership model to increase farmer incomes up to 30% in Uganda. We also championed the student and graduate focused Earn as You Learn program- A leader in entrepreneurship mindset […]
July 21, 2016
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Smart inhome display controller for room airconditionar

One important issue in almost all home energy appliances are operated in set and forget mode (American council of Energy efficient economy, ACEEE 2009 – 12) – which minimizes any further intervention after turning the device ON. This leads to develop pre settable cycle driven approach based on initial setting […]
July 20, 2016
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bioloos – Sustainable Solution to the Sanitation Challenge

Sanitation facilities, globally, and in India are alarmingly poor. Half of India’s population, 600 million people, have no access to toilets. People are forced to defecate in the open. This poses health hazards, raises environmental concerns and leads to water contamination. This is coupled with the Indian Railways’s open-chute toilet system […]
July 19, 2016

Governments in Social Impact Investing – What’s Next on The Global Agenda?

Governments: potential leaders in shaping social impact markets Social impact investing is the provision of finance to organizations and funds addressing social needs with the explicit intention to generate a measurable social, as well as a financial return (OECD 2015, Social Impact Investment: Building the Evidence Base). Public policy in […]
July 15, 2016
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It’s about time we started talking about periods

Imagine if, for five days every month you were banished from your house and forced to go and live in a shed. You weren’t allowed to enter your house, touch another person and you even felt ashamed to attend school. It sounds barbaric doesn’t it? Every month young girls and […]
July 12, 2016

Editor’s Choice, July 2016: The world’s awash with capital, but not yet for smallholder farmers

The world’s awash with money. So how to get it to farmers who need it?  “Access to …  “. These two words are key drivers of so many inclusive agribusiness ventures. Stacks of effort goes into providing smallholder farmers, producer organisations and SME’s with better access to knowledge, markets, inputs […]
July 12, 2016

Showcasing solutions to the SDG-challenges!

On September 6 the Stockholm Tech Fest 2016, one of the worlds largest tech conferences, has a day entirely devoted to solutions to the Sustainable Development Goal challenges. They are looking for strong solutions in the areas of Water, Food, Energy, Climate, Poverty, Peace and Sustainable Cities. If you feel that […]
July 11, 2016

Tap into inclusive agribusiness knowledge from companies and organisations around the world

Looking for more resources on inclusive agribusiness? The new searchable database from The Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business and the Inclusive Business Action Network, SearchInclusiveBusiness.org, lists over 1,400 publications on inclusive business, including 327 in the agriculture and food sector. It includes case studies, impact reports, research and tools for […]
July 11, 2016
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Are inclusive agribusinesses beginning to break through?

Agriculture is a huge component of the inclusive business space.   And indeed if business is going to be relevant to the bottom billions, it has to be relevant to smallholder farmers, given their predominance in the lowest income groups.  But in recent years, it’s not been the sector demonstrating huge success […]
July 11, 2016

Inclusive Agribusiness – evidence for investment

The Idea of Inclusive Agribusiness Do we need the idea of “inclusive agribusiness”, or is it just another bit of development mumbo jumbo to bamboozle people? The concept of inclusive business in general has gained much traction –  the promise of a win win through profitable business activity that also […]