Added by Filippo Veglio on March 25, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments
This article was first published in leading Indian business magazine Outlook's special issue on Women's Day. Join conversations about inclusive opportunities at the Global Sankalp Summit from Apr 9-10 in New Delhi, India. Sign up here.…Continue
Added by Aparajita Agrawal on March 24, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments
Olam have recently published their 2014 Corporate Responsibility & Sociability report, Connectivity in the Landscape. This is a very accessible and well presented survey, and well worth a look.
The company benefits 3.9 million smallholder farmers through its procurement, outgrower programmes and investment in related infrastructure. These…Continue
Added by Tom Harrison on March 24, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments
For a long time, wa ste management and recycling were primarily discussed in the context of environmental preservation. However with natural resources becoming scarcer and prices of raw materials increasing, it is no surprise that materials…
Since its inception in 2011, Grow Africa has established itself as a trusted platform for increasing responsible, sustainable and inclusive private sector investment in African agriculture.
A Progress Report, detailing Grow Africa's work, focuses on specific projects on the ground.
Grow Africa’s initial focus was on attracting investment into…Continue
Added by Frances Bell on March 11, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments
I was very happy when Caroline Ashley asked me to guest edit the Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business that agribusiness is the first theme I am involved with. Having spent the firstContinue
Added by Tom Harrison on March 10, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments
Last year I contributed to the review of the Business Call to Action that was published as the BCtA Flagship Report 2014 - Breaking through: Inclusive business and the Business Call to Action today.
I looked at the companies that had made commitments in agriculture and agribusiness, for one of the seven key sectors in which BCtA signatories…Continue
Added by Tom Harrison on March 10, 2015 at 17:25 — No Comments
In the near future, the world faces a threatening increase in the demand for food. It is envisioned that by 2030, 50% of more food will be needed than what is produced today. Therefore, assuring and diversifying stable supply lines is a priority for large businesses.
In Mexico, there are more than 20 million smallholder farmers disconnected from formal markets. Even though, the majority cannot produce enough to fulfill the quantitative commercial requirements, some have found…Continue
Added by Jenny Melo on March 10, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments
“You need people who believe that inclusive business is not only good for the world but that it provides opportunities to their company.”…
Added by Irmgard Jansen on March 10, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments
For smallholders in Tanzania, crop productivity is quite low. One major reason is poor adoption of quality inputs (seeds, fertilizer). 82% of the smallholders do not use fertilizer due to lack of knowledge on it benefits, lack of financial capacity to buy fertilizer or otherwise non-availability. Here at Yara Tanzania we want to change that, and support smallholders to transition to more profitable and sustainable farming. In this, my first blog, I want to explain something of how we do…Continue
Added by William on March 10, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments
In November 2011, the U.S.-based food company Sustainable Management of the Brazilian Amazon (Sambazon) joined the Business Call to Action with a commitment to train indigenous communities in the Amazon estuary region on sustainable harvesting of the…Continue
Did you know that smallholder farmers produce about half of the food required to feed the world’s current population? Yet agricultural production in developing countries is characterized by very low productivity. Increasing this productivity is essential for global food security, poverty reduction, job creation and economic growth. Many of our…Continue
Added by Tatiana Bessarabova on March 9, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments
Farm fresh garlic is recommended herb to purify your blood and also improves overall digestive system of body. The best time for planting garlic is October or November and February also works equally well. The herb is so much popular that it is available throughout the year. We cannot call it as seasoning food product. Method of planting garlic is also very simple.…Continue
Added by Mr.Ramnikbhai P. Vaghasiya on March 9, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments
Its the last week to apply (by March 16 2015) to the SPRING Accelerator, based in Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda this year.
SPRING is a new project from the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID), Nike Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). SPRING will accelerate…
Added by Suzanne Biegel on March 9, 2015 at 10:10 — No Comments
28 February 2015
Inclusive Business Definition of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)
By: Dr. Armin Bauer, Principal Economist and coordinator of the Inclusive Business initiative in the ADB
Why Asia needs IB: While the private sector has been a key contributor to the economic boom in Asia, it has yet to fully realize its potential in making the growth in the region more inclusive and…Continue
Added by Armin BAUER on March 9, 2015 at 1:34 — No Comments
The most challenge in financial development worldwide is management of income. some people live with debt and other fear to use loan. Debt is bad but loan is good. the challenge is to use our money effectively. Poor people do not have chance to learn how to use their income effectively. Money is not taken into consideration in our current education system seriously but money is needed in everything. we provide support to low income people but we do not teach them how to manage it…Continue
Added by ntamazeze janviere on March 7, 2015 at 6:00 — No Comments
Trying to take physical products to market?
The ASME ISHOW, a global competition for hardware led social innovation, is accepting applications (close March 15th) to win a share of $500K in prizes and access to a design & engineering review delivered by industry experts.
Added by Paul Scott on March 5, 2015 at 22:30 — No Comments
If you work in inclusive business, you see a lot of big numbers. Trillions of dollars in demand…billions in required investment. The sheer size of the population at the base of the pyramid drives those numbers. And while these big numbers can help raise awareness around issues that might otherwise fly under the radar, it is what you do to realize the opportunity in those numbers that…Continue
Added by Thomas Carroll on March 5, 2015 at 20:45 — No Comments
A gear pump basically uses two meshing toothed cogs to force water from the inlet of the pump through to the vent. It uses inter meshing gears to push a variety of liquids. Usually, one gear is the driver while the other is free-wheeling. The gears have very firm…Continue
Added by Mr. Vijay Shekhavat on March 5, 2015 at 4:30 — No Comments
Agriculture is the most significant sector in rural areas and provides livelihood for 70% of the worlds poor. Further, there are 500 million smallholder farming families that grow and harvest 70%+ of worldwide food production. A longtime, nagging issue for agricultural finance has been how to cost…
Added by Lee H. Babcock on March 3, 2015 at 21:00 — No Comments