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December 14, 2017Knowledge Portal
Reaching deep in low-income markets: Enterprises achieving impact, sustainability, and scale at the base of the pyramid

This report covers 20 well-established inclusive businesses and explores whether and how businesses can reach ‘down pyramid’. Most enterprises that were studied are able to reach base of the pyramid (BOP) populations with critical goods and services and some are able to reach surprisingly deep. »

Inclusive business – a solution to a problem or dot on the horizon?
December 12, 2017Knowledge activity
Inclusive business – a solution to a problem or dot on the horizon?

Now that development policy is increasingly looking to the private sector for solutions, the question of how to achieve inclusiveness in business development to enhance the food security of smallholder producers and poor consumers is becoming more important. Inclusive business models are presented as a solution, a way in which companies can include societal objectives in their way of working. However, these models have yet to succeed. This was the central dilemma posed in the session on “Inclusive business development for food security”. »

December 6, 2017Knowledge Portal
Contracts between smallholders and private firms in Mozambique and their implications on food security

This working paper focuses on the role of contract farming agreements between smallholders and private investors in rural contexts. These contracts can take different forms, but in general are agreements under which producers commit to supply produce to a buyer firm. The focus of this paper is on contracts’ effects on food security in Mozambique. »

November 29, 2017Knowledge Portal
NGOs in inclusive business: Contradiction or a complementarity?

This blog discusses why NGOs should engage in inclusive business and what role they can play. Many still think that traditional NGO work and business approaches are a contradiction. But NGOs have unique strengths and assets. »

October 26, 2017Knowledge Portal
New horizons: Accelerating sustainable development through inclusive business in Kenya

This report highlights opportunities for inclusive business across five sectors: financial services, food and beverages, healthcare, infrastructure and skills building and education. »

Inclusive agribusiness and food security. Suggestions to increase the positive impact of your business
September 20, 2017Research project
Inclusive agribusiness and food security. Suggestions to increase the positive impact of your business

This summary, based on two master theses research in the context of the GCP project “Follow the Food”, provides insight in how FDIs in Sub Saharan Africa can foster inclusive and sustainable local development and as such contribute to food security for smallholder farmers. »