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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. »

F&BKP newsletter May 2017 (#03)
May 19, 2017News
F&BKP newsletter May 2017 (#03)

The May 2017 newsletter of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) presents the 2016 Highlights and includes information on various food & nutrition security related workshops, webinars, studies and events. »

May 1, 2017Knowledge Portal
The business case for soil

In this expert opinion Jess Davis argues that action on soil sustainability must move beyond the farm and into the boardroom. She argues that most businesses are unaware that their bottom lines depend on soil; nor are they aware of the risks they face from its degradation. »