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Market Access, Tanzania – One Acre Fund

Market Access, Tanzania – One Acre Fund | Linking small holder farmers to markets | Scoop.it
For farmers in the southern highlands of Tanzania, inexact market opportunities are the norm.  There are no scales and hence no way to exactly determine quantity and price per bag.
There are few chances to sell maize in any standardized units.
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Women key for successful dairy value chains

Women are highly involved in dairy production, but they are mostly not recognized as dairy farmers. 
Including women in dairy value chain development helps building more robust and efficient dairy chains

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New Food Tank Report: Family Farming | The Women's International Perspective

New Food Tank Report: Family Farming | The Women's International Perspective | Linking small holder farmers to markets | Scoop.it
Supporting family farmers' livelihoods through facilitating access to markets can have a substantial and significant effect on increasing rural incomes, which includes 70 percent of the world's poor.
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Aid-for-trade should support the Pacific's 'hidden strength ...

Aid-for-trade should support the Pacific's 'hidden strength ... | Linking small holder farmers to markets | Scoop.it
To take advantage of international trade in the 21st century, smallholder producers in the Pacific will need to focus on high-value, low-volume exports.
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Is Fair Trade Still Fair? « Berman Institute Bioethics Bulletin

Is Fair Trade Still Fair? « Berman Institute Bioethics Bulletin | Linking small holder farmers to markets | Scoop.it
What started out as a small grassroots effort to provide smallholder producers and farmers with direct market access and a fair price for their goods has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry with worldwide influence.
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Dan Zook: A Roadmap for Growth: Positioning Local Banks for Success in Smallholder Finance

Dan Zook: A Roadmap for Growth: Positioning Local Banks for Success in Smallholder Finance | Linking small holder farmers to markets | Scoop.it
By Dan Zook, Dalberg Global Development Advisors
Current local bank lending to smallholder farmers meets only 3% of the global demand, but the sector presents enormous opportunities for growth, innovation, and investment.
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Just what is Shared Value? « Value Chain Generation

Just what is Shared Value? « Value Chain Generation | Linking small holder farmers to markets | Scoop.it
Before I get to what I think would more clearly describe Shared Value creation and highlight the challenges to create it, let's first have a look at Porter's take. Porter's take on Shared Value creation.

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Theo: the small chocolate company taking big strides in the DRC

Theo: the small chocolate company taking big strides in the DRC | Linking small holder farmers to markets | Scoop.it
One US chocolate company is pushing industry boundaries by supporting cacao farmers through sustainable sourcing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo •Also read about: Intel plans to produce conflict-free processors and bring positive change to...
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Link methodology short presentation

How to assess and improve business models so they provide a sustained pathway out of poverty for small-scale farmers, rural women and vulnerable populations.

see: http://www.slideshare.net/ciatdapa/link-methodology-short-presentation

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Linking Business with Pro-Poor Development: A Backyard Poultry Value Chain Increases Assets, Income and Nutrition | TECA

Linking Business with Pro-Poor Development: A Backyard Poultry Value Chain Increases Assets, Income and Nutrition | TECA | Linking small holder farmers to markets | Scoop.it

There is growing evidence to demonstrate the role of rural family poultry in enhancing food and nutritional security of the poorest, reducing their livelihood vulnerability and insecurity, and promoting gender equity. This good practice showcases how an innovative private-community partnership transformed the livelihoods of highly vulnerable families in far flung regions of West Bengal. It is based on the success of a rural poultry value chain that delivers 3 week old chicks to the doorstep of women rearers. As a result of this, small poultry assets, which were otherwise deemed as unproductive, have transformed into profits, nutrition, food security and empowerment for ultra poor poultry rearers.

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Hans Joehr: Inspiring the Next Generation of Farmers

Hans Joehr: Inspiring the Next Generation of Farmers | Linking small holder farmers to markets | Scoop.it

Photo: Cocoa farmers in Côte D'Ivoire attend field schools supported by Nestlé, to learn how to improve their cocoa harvest.

 

Much of the debate around the future of food production focuses on whether we will be able to grow enough to feed the world’s increasing population.

It’s something we will have to do with less land. More than half of that already used for agriculture is either moderately or severely affected by soil degradation, with climate change, extreme weather events, and a rise in pests and diseases all adding to the pressure.

But we shouldn’t forget another, equally important question: who is going to take on this extraordinary challenge?

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Suzanne Dagseven: What Can We Learn from Inclusive Business Start-Ups?

Suzanne Dagseven: What Can We Learn from Inclusive Business Start-Ups? | Linking small holder farmers to markets | Scoop.it

There is clear potential for business to fight poverty, but it’s not an easy journey for entrepreneurs trying to start a business that can benefit poor people. The high risk and uncertainty both in the markets and in the business models makes it difficult to find the capital necessary to turn ideas from concepts into viable, scalable initiatives.

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Improving the lives of workers and producers through global value chains – what are some of the necessary conditions? - Business Fights Poverty

Improving the lives of workers and producers through global value chains – what are some of the necessary conditions? - Business Fights Poverty | Linking small holder farmers to markets | Scoop.it

We are all aware of companies in the North that source in developing countries. For decades, campaign groups have put them under pressure for poor working conditions in their global value chains. But what happens when the lead firms in those global value chains are themselves based in the South?  Do the same pressures exist to improve working conditions within Africa, Asia and Latin America?

The importance of global value chains to the lives of millions of poor people cannot be ignored. Over US$2 trillion sales in manufacturing and services are now conducted through global value chains - much more if agrofood is included.  Lead firms coordinate their value chains, linking activities from production, through distribution and logistics to retail.  They provide jobs and incomes for many millions of workers and small-scale producers. The main target consumers have long been in Europe and North America, but increasingly they are in emerging economies.

Capturing the Gains is an international research network housed at the Brooks World Poverty Institute, at the University of Manchester. It includes an extensive network of 40 researchers in 15 countries. Its research has examined what opportunities exist  for promoting economic and social upgrading which benefits workers and small-scale producers in global value chains. The focus has been on agrofood, apparel, mobile communications and tourism. Research has taken place at a time when the terrain of global value chains is shifting South. Regional and domestic value chains are rapidly expanding within Africa, Asia and Latin America.


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Beyond Certification. Business model innovation for sustainability in food and agriculture

Beyond Certification. Business model innovation for sustainability in food and agriculture | Linking small holder farmers to markets | Scoop.it
“Sustainability certification, is that legit?” somebody recently asked me. “I don’t know”, I said.
Innovation for sustainability in food and agriculture is stuck.
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Linking Smallholder Farmers to Markets: International Lessons

In February 2014, TCi convened a two day workshop in Hyderabad, India with ICRISAT looking at how new aggregation models could help supply and deliver micronutrient and protien-dense food for the malnourished in India.

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Smallholder Commercialisation in Africa - Allana Potash Blog

Smallholder Commercialisation in Africa - Allana Potash Blog | Linking small holder farmers to markets | Scoop.it

Smallholder farmers require a policy and regulatory environment which directly supports them if they are to freely and fairly participate in markets and contribute to poverty alleviation. This article explores what such an enabling environment framework for smallholder farmers could look like."

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International Year of Family Farming | International Food Policy ...

International Year of Family Farming | International Food Policy ... | Linking small holder farmers to markets | Scoop.it
Climate change: According to a recent essay by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan, small-scale farmers represent one of the most vulnerable groups when it comes to dealing with the effects of global climate change.
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In the context of "Linking smallholder farmers to markets", explore IFPRI’s latest Food Policy Report, From Subsistence to Profit: Transforming Smallholder Farms, points out, while there is no silver bullet to help family farmers across different continents and contexts, smallholder-friendly policies and investment environments can help smallholder farmers with profit potential undertake more commercial activities and open doors for those searching for off-farm employment opportunities.

http://www.ifpri.org/publication/subsistence-profit

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Not a blueprint but a jigsaw with moving parts: business models that engage consumers or producers at the Base of the Pyramid

Not a blueprint but a jigsaw with moving parts: business models that engage consumers or producers at the Base of the Pyramid | Linking small holder farmers to markets | Scoop.it
This blog is the first in a mini-series called 'Success' in inclusive business published in partnership with Business Fights Poverty.

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Sustainability certification may be failing farmers and the environment

Sustainability certification may be failing farmers and the environment | Linking small holder farmers to markets | Scoop.it

A new study criticises certified sustainable agricultural products for failing to lift farmers out of poverty, benefiting rich countries and lacking robustnes.

 

The production of certified sustainable agricultural products is booming and has broken out of being a niche player in global markets, but up to half fails to find buyers at a premium price and therefore gets sold off cheaply as a basic commodity, according to a new study.

Moreover, while certified produce is gaining market share, it is largely richer countries that are benefitting and the system is therefore not fulfilling its original ambition to lift marginalised farmers out of extreme poverty, concludes the State of Sustainability Initiatives (SSI) Review 2014.

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Making links from small farms to markets in Africa: lessons from ...

Making links from small farms to markets in Africa: lessons from ... | Linking small holder farmers to markets | Scoop.it
Creating better links between small-scale farmers and firms in supply chains is a pressing issue for agricultural development in Africa. This event draws on the findings of research carried out by researchers in the Futures ...
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Manfred Borer: Creating Lasting Change Through Public Private Partnerships

Manfred Borer: Creating Lasting Change Through Public Private Partnerships | Linking small holder farmers to markets | Scoop.it

Photo: cocoa farmers participating in training workshops as part of the SCPP in Indonesia

 

Swisscontact promotes economic, social and environmental sustainability by supporting people to develop the skills they need to contribute to local commercial life.

 

For over fifty years, we’ve found that people possessing relevant market skills are those who have the greatest capacity to succeed in, and help transform, local economies.

 

As an organisation we’re best known for our training programs that provide rural producers, micro- and small business owners, young entrepreneurs, and women, with the capacities to improve their livelihoods and incomes.

 

We believe that education, training, and skills development - especially in good agricultural practices in rural areas in developing countries - have the greatest potential to address issues related to food security, resiliency, health and nutrition, and community and economic development.

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The value chain in transition

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My team and I recently conducted fieldwork in Kenya. The purpose of our stay was to gain a deeper understanding of the use and adoption of information technologies amongst farmers.
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Inclusive Business (IB) Primer Download | B4MD | Business for Millennium Development | Enabling inclusive business

Inclusive Business (IB) Primer Download | B4MD | Business for Millennium Development | Enabling inclusive business | Linking small holder farmers to markets | Scoop.it

IB Primer provides a comprehensive background briefing on the rapidly emerging Inclusive Business paradigm including a selection of significant articles and recent reports. The objective of the primer is to provide a useful and accessible tool to gain rapid access to global thought leadership and best practice in this space. IB Primer also highlights locally relevant content, events and projects and offers case studies on successful Inclusive Business ventures.


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This IB Primer provides a comprehensive background briefing on the rapidly emerging Inclusive Business paradigm including a selection of significant articles and recent reports.

The objective of the primer is to provide a useful and accessible reference tool to gain rapid access to global thought leadership and best practice in this space.

IB Primer also highlights locally relevant content, events and projects and offers case studies on successful Inclusive Business ventures.

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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.; Multilateral Investment Fund; Skoll Foundation and Root Capital Join Forces to Fight the Leaf Rust Epidemic Devastating Latin American Coffee | Root Capital

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.; Multilateral Investment Fund; Skoll Foundation and Root Capital Join Forces to Fight the Leaf Rust Epidemic Devastating Latin American Coffee | Root Capital | Linking small holder farmers to markets | Scoop.it
Our mission is to grow rural prosperity by investing in small and growing agricultural businesses that build sustainable livelihoods in Africa and Latin America. Root Capital is a social investment fund.

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Unlearning to innovate: 7 steps entrepreneurs need to know when getting into inclusive business - Business Fights Poverty

Unlearning to innovate: 7 steps entrepreneurs need to know when getting into inclusive business - Business Fights Poverty | Linking small holder farmers to markets | Scoop.it

It is typically in crisis situations when the absence of political leadership becomes most evident. In such situations, it is also when social innovation becomes most needed.

However, as a concept, for innovation to be really social, it should challenge current thinking models and recognize that present decision-making parameters have not been adequate for solving global challenges. That is why it is now so necessary to start unlearning as a reflective method for critical inquiry, so we can fully analyze the limits of management promoting transition towards more inclusive and sustainable development.

We need to unlearn in order to innovate. This proposal presents seven steps that will help the unlearning process towards social innovation, enabling entrepreneurs to generate new business models in times of crisis that are more inclusive and sustainable:


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