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February 8, 2018Knowledge Portal
Youth involvement in agribusiness: Examples from Africa

This blog by The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) suggests that agribusiness can provide jobs for young people and help African countries achieve development goals. The blog highlights several successful youth-owned agribusinesses examples. It also builds on this online discussion: Engaging African Youth in Agribusiness in a Changing Climate, a platform to discuss critical issues facing African youths. »

Advancing joint strategies for inclusive Agri-Business in Kenya
February 7, 2018Knowledge activity
Advancing joint strategies for inclusive Agri-Business in Kenya

The Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) recently organized a knowledge sharing meeting on inclusive agri-business (IAB) strategies in Nairobi, Kenya. The theme of the afternoon session was Connecting research with policy and practice. Please find here the report and video impression of the meeting. »

January 8, 2018Knowledge Portal
Attracting the youth to agribusiness

This insight paper provides examples of how 2SCALE tackled youth inclusion in its partnerships in Benin, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali and Nigeria. 2SCALE has been experimenting with various options to support young producers and entrepreneurs. »

Progress Agribusiness-based Advisory Services (ABAS) project
November 14, 2017News
Progress Agribusiness-based Advisory Services (ABAS) project
Theme: Inclusive Business

In the first phase of the Agribusiness-based Advisory Services (ABAS) project the main key questions have been identified resulting in an analytical framework. Within that framework relevant experience, information and potential cases have been identified that could help answer the study questions. »

Agribusiness-based Advisory Services (ABAS): a collaborative learning trajectory
August 15, 2017Knowledge activity
Agribusiness-based Advisory Services (ABAS): a collaborative learning trajectory
Theme: Inclusive Business

Small-scale farmers in developing countries can profit substantially from advisory service delivery by agri-food companies. Agribusinesses are invited to join a collaborative learning trajectory to improve their private models for advisory services. This trajectory is a joint initiative of KIT, DADTCO, Moyee Coffee and Agriterra, with the support of the F&BKP. »

August 2, 2017Knowledge Portal
Agribusinesses, smallholder tenure security, and plot-level investments

This working paper investigates how a decrease in the share of land held by an agribusiness in a village affects smallholder plot-level tenure security and investments in rural Tanzanian villages. A large number of agribusinesses that acquired agricultural land in many sub-Saharan African countries have reduced or ceased their operations in recent years. »