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Modern food supply technology 'key to affordable food' - SciDev.Net

Modern food supply technology 'key to affordable food' - SciDev.Net | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

The modernisation of farm-to-market supply chains is important for increasing farmers' income, alleviating poverty, cutting food waste and improving the affordability of food staples, according to the authors of a book.

The Quiet Revolution in Staple Food Value Chains: Enter the Dragon, the Elephant, and the Tiger is a joint project by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) that was launched last month. The book examines the movement of rice and potatoes from the farm to the consumer — known as the 'value chain' — in three Asian countries: Bangladesh, China and India. Rice and potato are food staples in Asia.

 

SPEED READThe spread of cold storage has stabilised the price of staple crops and reduced wasteMobile phones allow farmers to cut out middlemen capturing a better share of the profit for their produceGovernments should invest more in food supply research, says an expert
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Inclusive Business Interview Series: Kulsoom Ally, Juhudi Kilimo

Kulsoom, Director of Juhudi Kilimo, business that provides finance to smallholders in Kenya, talks about the evolution of inclusive business in Africa.
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Nonprofit Impact Investing Assets Up 77% in 2014, Report Says

Nonprofit Impact Investing Assets Up 77% in 2014, Report Says | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Assets managed with "sustainable" and "responsible" strategies reached $6.57-trillion at the start of the year, compared with $3.74-trillion in 2012.
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Mobilizing Public and Private Funds for Inclusive Green Growth Investment in Developing Countries

Mobilizing Public and Private Funds for Inclusive Green Growth Investment in Developing Countries | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
This report was prepared for the G20 Development Working Group to inform the creation of a public-private G20 Dialogue Platform on Inclusive Green Investment to scale up commercially viable financial investments.
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IDB Report Highlights Benefits of Green Market Guarantees - IISD Reporting Services

IDB Report Highlights Benefits of Green Market Guarantees - IISD Reporting Services | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has published a report highlighting the benefits of guarantees for green markets, including by responding to challenges of investing in low-carbon and climate-resilient technologies and activities in Latin...
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Philippines Launches New Inclusive Business Program - CFO innovation ASIA

Philippines Launches New Inclusive Business Program - CFO innovation ASIA | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The IB program for both domestic and foreign investors grants income tax holidays and zero import duties on capital equipment
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Small enterprises are embracing a new inclusive business model - Mail & Guardian Online

Small enterprises are embracing a new inclusive business model - Mail & Guardian Online | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Working with small business is good for big business, the economy and job creation.
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Farm2050 looks to help agricultural technology startups - Farms.com

Farm2050 looks to help agricultural technology startups Farms.com Startups dedicated to agricultural technology (agtech) who need a financial boost in hopes their dreams become a reality can apply for an investment partnership with some heavy...
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2014 in Impact Investing: The Big Bang and its Aftermath

2014 in Impact Investing: The Big Bang and its Aftermath | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
From its origins in the closed circles of community finance, philanthropy, and international development, 2014 was a Big Bang for impact investing....
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WaterWheel to ease burden on women | Mark Tran

WaterWheel to ease burden on women | Mark Tran | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Mark Tran: Round 50-litre container enables water collectors to roll liquid from wells rather than carry it on their heads
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Tim Smith's curator insight, December 19, 3:17 AM

What a great idea. It's technology, but of a low enough entry point to radically improve the lives of women in remote rural areas.

 

Wello, the social business designing and building the products, now have a distribution partner in India. They are currently looking at the development of mobile advertising banners to help with the spread of knowledge in the same target communities.

 

In a world where individuals are lost in a sea of mobile technology, iPads and laptops it is fantastic to see people still concentrating on the growth of products to transform lives of those who are still at the start of their 'technology journey'.

 

Visit the company web pages here: http://wellowater.org/

 

Volunteer, or just get a media pack and spread the word. There are many other arid areas of the world where this direct sort of practical, baseline intervention can have a transformative effect.

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Guiding philanthropists through their first impact investment - Acumen

Guiding philanthropists through their first impact investment - Acumen | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
This article was originally published in the December 2014 issue of Alliance magazine.
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Corporate Commitment To Impact Investing Will Reach Record Heights

NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Madeira Global, a premier New York-based investment and advisory firm...
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D.light: An IPO at the Base of the Pyramid?

D.light: An IPO at the Base of the Pyramid? | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Meeting the needs of emerging middle-class consumers in the developing world will spawn some very large businesses. D.light design, for one, has an ambitious goal: Reach 100 million people by 2020 with its inexpensive solar-powered lanterns.
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Socially Responsible Investing and the True Meaning of Growth - Institutional Investor

Socially Responsible Investing and the True Meaning of Growth - Institutional Investor | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Investors in emerging markets should incorporate ESG factors into their research to find companies with sustainable growth.
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Solar power can be the game-changer for inclusive growth

Solar power can be the game-changer for inclusive growth | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Solar power can ease up the availability of these resources to the rural population.
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Indian XPRIZE To Be Launched In 2015 - Asian Scientist Magazine

Indian XPRIZE To Be Launched In 2015 - Asian Scientist Magazine | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
India will be the first geographic region outside of the US to launch its own XPRIZE, tapping into the innovation potential of its 1.2 billion residents.
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Agricultural-tech startup FarmLogs raises $10M - Gigaom

Agricultural-tech startup FarmLogs raises $10M - Gigaom | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
A good deal of modern farming is being done in the cloud, not just the soil, using data science as well as tractors and combines as tools – at least that’s the way Michigan agricultural technology startup FarmLogs sees it.
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DuPont CEO Discusses Competitive Imperative of A Total Innovation System at ... - CNNMoney

DuPont CEO Discusses Competitive Imperative of A Total Innovation System at ... - CNNMoney | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
DuPont CEO Discusses Competitive Imperative of A Total Innovation System at ... CNNMoney Kullman said that while entrepreneurialism plays a critical role in U.S. innovation, bringing products to global markets requires a total innovation system.
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Investview, Inc. Acquires Electronic Impact Investing Marketplace Technology - YouTube

Investview, Inc. (OTCQB: INVU), today announced that it has acquired the assets of GATE Global Impact Inc., Including their GATEWAY 2.0 platform that is a ce...
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India Competitiveness Report | Deloitte UK

India Competitiveness Report | Deloitte UK | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Deloitte's latest competitiveness report aims to examine India’s economic and demographic factors, along with the role government and policy makers play in driving the country’s “next wave” of sustainable growth.
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Development finance: engaging the private sector, and the problem with getting richer | Multimedia | Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Development finance: engaging the private sector, and the problem with getting richer | Multimedia | Overseas Development Institute (ODI) | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The majority of the world’s poor live in middle income countries on less than $1.25 a day.
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African Development Report: 2014 edition now available - African Development Bank

African Development Report: 2014 edition now available - African Development Bank | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The 2014 edition of the African Development Bank's African Development Report, on the theme of "Regional integration at the service of inclusive...
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Vietnam equity: a buying opportunity - FinanceAsia

Vietnam equity: a buying opportunity - FinanceAsia | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The current situation is ripe for a buying opportunity on the back of an improving macroeconomic climate.
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Impact Investing Offers Opportunity for Wealth Managers!

Impact Investing Offers Opportunity for Wealth Managers! | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Recently I was having a conversation with a private banker who manages wealth portfolios, and she lamented the difficulty of getting her HNW clients interested in Impact Investing.
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