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Agribusiness: inclusive intentions, not yet core business

December 7, 2017 in Hub-Blog

Over the past five years the term “inclusive business” has shifted from being an uncomfortable phrase for many to being commonly used in the world of food and agriculture. Companies that struggled with what was considered wishy-washiness of the phrase now have CEO’s who refer to the inclusiveness ... (more...)

Learning better from current inclusive agribusiness work

April 5, 2017 in Hub-Blog

As this month’s theme demonstrates, there’s a hell of a lot going on in the inclusive business space. That was abundantly evident during a recent workshop looking what a global research and learning agenda for inclusive agribusiness should focus on. Some 40 experienced practitioners got together ... (more...)

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

July 12, 2016 in Hub-Blog

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, ... (more...)

Are public-private partnerships essential for inclusive business development?

May 12, 2016 in Hub-Blog

Setting up a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) to tackle development issues might be one of the last options any party should consider. This is my current personal sense based on my work within the PPPLab, which looks at how to how to make such partnerships more relevant and effective. Most PPPs take ... (more...)