I have worked in the Inclusive Business field for around four years now in Malawi, so when I was asked to write a blog on empowering women through Inclusive Business I thought I would be able to find some practical examples from my experience to draw on. I was surprised to find that between myself and my colleagues we could not think of one successful example! So now the question we must ask ourselves is why?…Continue
Posted on September 9, 2014 at 7:00
Most rural households in the developing world rely on subsistence farming for food security but, increasingly, agriculture is also the main income source for these vulnerable groups. Inclusive agribusiness seeks to benefit these low income farmers by engaging them in an agribusiness or an agribusiness ecosystem - improving their productivity and helping them to reach profitable and secure markets.
However, these farmers may lack the skills or resources to really benefit from this…Continue
Posted on June 27, 2013 at 9:00
Whilst working in agricultural development in Malawi I find that the same two questions keep on coming up again and again: ‘I want to source commodity directly from smallholder, how can I do this??’ ‘Smallholders are getting a raw deal, how can they sell directly to companies and get better market prices??’…Continue
Posted on June 6, 2013 at 14:00
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