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A blog post by Georgina Turner was featured

Why are women missing from Inclusive Business in Malawi?

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?I believe that one reason is that Inclusive Business is a relatively new approach in…See More
Sep 9, 2014
Georgina Turner posted a blog post

Why are women missing from Inclusive Business in Malawi?

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?I believe that one reason is that Inclusive Business is a relatively new approach in…See More
Sep 9, 2014
A blog post by Georgina Turner was featured

Supporting agribusiness: Are NGOs the right partners?

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 engagement. So…See More
Jun 27, 2013
Georgina Turner posted a blog post

Supporting agribusiness: Are NGOs the right partners?

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 engagement. So…See More
Jun 27, 2013
A blog post by Georgina Turner was featured

Inclusive Agribusiness: Linking Smallholder Farmers to Markets

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??’…See More
Jun 7, 2013
A blog post by Georgina Turner was featured

SABMiller does Inclusive Business through Cassava Beer

SABMiller does Inclusive Business: their cassava beer is a win-win for the company and small-scale farmers – click hereto find out more and read the case studySee More
May 7, 2013
Georgina Turner posted a blog post

SABMiller does Inclusive Business through Cassava Beer

SABMiller does Inclusive Business: their cassava beer is a win-win for the company and small-scale farmers – click hereto find out more and read the case studySee More
May 6, 2013
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May 2, 2013
A blog post by Georgina Turner was featured

Charcoal in Zambia: can sustainability be achieved through inclusive business?

In June last year I went to Lusaka, the Zambian capital, for the first time. One of the pieces of work I was to complete was a value chain analysis of the charcoal industry along one of the supply routes into Lusaka.Having seen the destructive power of the charcoal trade first hand in Malawi I was interested to see how the situation compared in neighbouring Zambia. In Malawi, the charcoal trade is illegal and yet over 13% of total forest cover has been lost in the past decade leaving coverage…See More
Jan 22, 2013
Georgina Turner posted a blog post

Charcoal in Zambia: can sustainability be achieved through inclusive business?

In June last year I went to Lusaka, the Zambian capital, for the first time. One of the pieces of work I was to complete was a value chain analysis of the charcoal industry along one of the supply routes into Lusaka.Having seen the destructive power of the charcoal trade first hand in Malawi I was interested to see how the situation compared in neighbouring Zambia. In Malawi, the charcoal trade is illegal and yet over 13% of total forest cover has been lost in the past decade leaving coverage…See More
Jan 22, 2013
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"Are global value chains really the right answer for small farmers? Great blog at http://www.oxfamblogs.org/fp2p/?p=12969"
Jan 14, 2013
Inclusive Business Hub team commented on Georgina Turner's blog post Impact Investment Fund Launched
"For more information about access to finance, visit our Know-how page, which explores the issues and challenges and provides links to further information.  Our December 2012 Newsletter also focused on access to finance, and…"
Dec 14, 2012
Murphy Okpala commented on Georgina Turner's blog post Impact Investment Fund Launched
"Thanks Georgie for these links. "
Dec 13, 2012
Parveen Sultana Huda commented on Georgina Turner's blog post Impact Investment Fund Launched
"Thanks - let us know if you get any update. I am fine thank you. Congratulations on your engagement!"
Dec 12, 2012
A blog post by Georgina Turner was featured

Impact Investment Fund Launched

DFID’s new Impact Investment Programme and Impact Fund were launched at the end of last week. Details about the Impact Programme and quotes from the Secretary of State, Diana Noble (CEO of CDC) and Luther Ragin (CEO of GIIN) can be found herehttp://www.dfid.gov.uk/News/Latest-news/2012/Impact-investments-to-boost-development/The DFID Impact Fund, managed by CDC is requesting proposals from Fund…See More
Dec 12, 2012
Georgina Turner commented on Georgina Turner's blog post Impact Investment Fund Launched
"Hi Parveen, I am not too sure, I have not read the documentation properly. I think there will be guidelines on those webpages that should explain the conditions. I hope you are well, Georgie"
Dec 12, 2012

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Development Consultant
About My Work
Imani Development is an international organisation specialising in economic development consulting. My particular interest is the impact of social and economic development on environmental resources.
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Inclusive Business: Value Chains, Low carbon and climate resilient business models, Impact assessment, Investment Climate & Regulation, Working with farmers & the informal sector, Role of donors/governments
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Georgina Turner's Blog

Why are women missing from Inclusive Business in Malawi?

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?…

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Posted on September 9, 2014 at 7:00

Supporting agribusiness: Are NGOs the right partners?

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

Inclusive Agribusiness: Linking Smallholder Farmers to Markets

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

SABMiller does Inclusive Business through Cassava Beer

SABMiller does Inclusive Business: their cassava beer is a win-win for the company and small-scale farmers – click here

to find out more and…

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Posted on May 6, 2013 at 7:35

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At 13:32 on June 15, 2012, Lucia Labouchere said…

Thank you Georgie.  I will get something to you on VSLA and developing agricultural skills - also interesting is the difference between northern and southern regions of Malawi - much more wealth up here it seems.

At 18:44 on May 9, 2012, GITAU MBURE said…

Thanks, Georgina. I will try to put some info on WALA agribusiness in the coming weeks. The platform has quite a bit of interesting info which I think will benefit our work and we also look forward to sharing our lessons. 

Gitau

At 8:56 on December 13, 2011, Dan Ghambi said…

I would love to join the agriculture network. what should I do

At 6:22 on November 9, 2011, Andrew C Simpson said…

thanks Georgina - enjoy the output of the practitioner hub - keen to find a route to get involved and to find some synergies for initiatives here in SA

At 14:21 on November 3, 2011, Navin Kumar said…

Hi Georgie,

I just read the article and its very intresting. This is something that we want to do as we scale up our outgrower progammes on Cassava and Potato. Using moblie technology for technical backstopping to alert farmers on spray schedules, pest and diseases etc is already in place in parts of India and we want to bring this into our areas of operations in the near future. There is also the question of how to charge mobile phones in rural areas ? Solar powered phone charges ? I am sure someone has thought of this too

Cheers and talk to you soon

At 15:53 on October 4, 2011, Caroline Ashley, Editor said…
Great blog Georgie, and fascinating to get your thoughts on the value of middlemen.  Thanks!  Caroline
 
 
 
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