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The 'Inclusive Business' of Agriculture Mobile Money





Agriculture is the most significant sector in rural areas and provides livelihood for 70% of the worlds poor.…

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Added by Lee H. Babcock on March 3, 2015 at 21:00 — No Comments

Myrtille Danse, IB Accelerator: “We make inclusive business happen at scale!”

Recently the Practitioner Hub formed a content partnership with a new kid on the 'inclusive business' block: The Inclusive Business Accelerator. They aim to connect inclusive businesses, investors and mentors through an online platform, via local offices in developing countries and through a global network that provides IB advisory services.

The Inclusive Business Accelerator is a collaboration…

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Added by Bertil van Vugt on March 3, 2015 at 16:30 — No Comments

Ng'ethe Mbachia: “Mushroom Blue creates a livelihood for the farmers in the network”



The Kenyan venture Mushroom Blue is setting up a distribution network and at the same time they creating employment for farmers who use agricultural waste to grow mushrooms. They have a venture profile on the Inclusive Business Accelerator, a Practitioner Hub partner. In this interview Mushroom Blue co-founder Ng'ethe Mbachia (in the…

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Added by Bertil van Vugt on March 3, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments

Supporting agribusiness entrepreneurship in Kenya

Kenya’s seven million rural smallholder farmers face many problems, including lack of information about effective farming techniques and market trends, poor access to markets, inefficient transportation and supply chains, low quality inputs, soil degradation, lack of access to credit and insurance, unaffordable or unclean energy supply, and increasing negative effects of climate change. Agribusinesses, especially early-stage startups, trying to meet the needs of smallholder farmers are faced…

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Added by Kulsoom Ally on March 3, 2015 at 13:30 — No Comments

Briquetting Machine – New Energy Saving Technology

Energy is the major factor which affect our world's economy. Today, energy evolution is possible with the help of biomass briquetting machine plant India. Environment friendly as well as energy saver coal briquettes are become immense demand of each nation because of the fossil fuel shortages.

To fulfil the necessity of energy fuels, the briquette plant system presents…

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Added by Deepi Makwana on March 3, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Challenges of micro retailers in frontier markets

The life of a micro retailer in frontier markets is often less than envious.  High uncertainty and limited capital is often topped with harassment.  But what is a micro retailer? Micro retailers are often classified as enterprises employing fewer than 4 people, with a monthly turnover of less than $2,000 a month. They are generally independent, stock a small selection of stock keeping units (SKUs) and operate out of fixed locations or remain on the move (e.g. hawkers).

Some companies…

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Added by Tielman Nieuwoudt on February 28, 2015 at 5:21 — No Comments

Safe and secured mechanism of compact tractors in agriculture

A compact tractor is a mechanical device which is used for the purpose of hauling with a trailer in the agricultural and construction field. This is a device with tract-ate effort or low torque equipment and it work on low speed. They are specifically designed to deliver a high and heavy job with complex machinery functions for the…

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Added by Mr. G. T. Patel on February 25, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

Step Down Transformers - Output Voltage Is Smaller Than The Input Voltage

There are companies with group of professional engineers having immense experience and knowledge in the field of power management. They provide complete and widespread power solutions to their customers. They employ a panel of dedicated and committed, trained technical staffs to proffer the best after sales service and meet customer satisfaction.…

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Added by Rajesh Patel on February 24, 2015 at 9:09 — No Comments

EMPOWERMENT OF LOCALS BUSINESS

Empowering of local business in some cases become a word of mouth,many policies and program mes has been established and changed over the time with no visible achievement of the local business.

On paper the policies and program mes are very much attractive and one wonders why not improving the lives of the Communities.What is the main causes for this?

Added by JOSEPH MOJALEFA MABUTHO on February 20, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

Investment Castings India – Its Process and Applications

Investment castings India is amongst the oldest recognized metal forming procedures. This manufacturing procedure is normally utilized for smaller castings however is also utilized for building aluminum and steel castings, aircraft engines, as well as aircraft door frames. …

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Added by Rajesh Thummar on February 17, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

Boosting Knowledge Transfer in the RMG Sector in Bangladesh

The successful Dhaka Apparel Summit, held in December 2014, concluded that Bangladesh's Ready-Made Garment (RMG) industry is aiming at doubling its current capacity, whilst addressing workplace related issues.

 

GreenGrade's UpSkill aims to complement existing commitment of organisations eager to transfer essential knowledge on social compliance among RMG managers across the country.…

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Added by Maher Anjum on February 16, 2015 at 13:33 — No Comments

Why casting manufacturers companies use ceramic foundry filter in casting?

Ceramic foundry filter is produced from A-grade material and is known product among casting manufacturers India for its high durability, enhanced tensile strength, and precision build. These products are conventionally used in casting and many industries. It is significantly enhancing the plant…

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Added by Mr. Anuj Patel on February 16, 2015 at 12:01 — No Comments

Tracking Impact and Beneficiaries: In the Field with Shujog

Written by Macey Tan, Research and Programs, Shujog

First featured in Impact Quarterly

As a child, Sharon (not her real name) underwent a traumatic experience, which led to her general ambivalence and pessimistic outlook towards life. Upon participating in the Equine-Assisted Learning for At-Risk Kids (EQUAL-ARK) programme in Singapore, she shares her change with us.  “In the…

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Added by Noopur Desai on February 16, 2015 at 4:00 — No Comments

The inconventient truths about inclusive business models

You may have heard of the HERi energy kiosks in Madagascar. We at Endeva have helped to set up this innovative business and supported it along the way. We have also written quite a bit about it. What we never told you: we are not sure this business model works. Yes, the kiosk…

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Added by Christina Gradl on February 11, 2015 at 18:30 — No Comments

Mark Bennett - obituary of an education entrepreneur

A little under two years ago, Mark Bennett was forced to mark his sixtieth birthday by gathering his employees together and telling them that the company was on the verge of running out of money. He was, as usual, working every hour he could to ensure its survival. For six weeks he had met with three or four potential partners a day, and impressed upon them how iSchool could transform education, and perhaps healthcare and agriculture too, across vast swathes of the world. In a rather…

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Added by Andrew Gray on February 11, 2015 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

Editor's Choice February 2015: How Successful Companies Reach the Base of the Pyramid

How do successful companies reach the Base of the Pyramid?  This month's Editor's Choice is a handy guide by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) laying out a dozen strategies that have worked.

IFC has 400 clients incorporating the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) into their value chains, and this practical report draws out the specific tactics that they have used 'time and again' to source from BoP suppliers or sell to BoP consumers.  Tactics that deliver value to risk-averse…

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Added by Editor's Choice on February 10, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

Biomass briquetting machine plant – most popular source for save trees

You must be surprised to know that Briquetting Plants are effective for saving trees. This is the completely latest and effective way that not only saves trees but also protects our environment. As we know, trees are the most important assets for environment protection. biomass briquetting machine gives you renewable source of energy. It is eco – friendly so it does not harm the environmental cycle in any way.…

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Added by Mr. Ravirajsinh Rever on February 10, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Looking for local solutions that make a difference: 2015 SEED Awards for social and environmental enterprises

In South Africa, a 2014 SEED Award Winner, GreenABLE, recycles empty printer cartridges generating a steady flow of income and employment opportunities for previously unemployed persons with disabilities. In addition, its activities reduce the amount of waste going into landfills. The enterprise is just one…

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Added by Carolin Ehrensperger on February 9, 2015 at 12:28 — No Comments

Opportunity to work with the Practitioner Hub!

The consultancy that currently runs and sponsors the Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business, Ashley Insight is on the look out for a Junior Associate. This is a great opportunity to join a small dynamic and growing team that works on the cutting edge of approaches to business at the Base of the Pyramid for a range of client types including multinationals, social enterprise, international donors, and financial institutions. 

Details about the position and how to apply are below. The…

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Added by Lara Sinha on February 6, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

5 Steps to create inclusive business: The BoP Innovation Cycle

SimGas, a small innovative enterprise providing affordable biogas systems for households in (sub)tropical regions, created an electricity socket that allows BoP consumers with biogas digesters to produce electricity in their homes in Tanzania and Bangladesh.

Mueller, a leading company in cooling technology, developed a small-scale, solar-powered dairy cooling unit for the Ethiopian market. These BoPInc…

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Added by Nicolas Chevrollier on February 5, 2015 at 14:11 — No Comments

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