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May 19, 2015Knowledge Portal
Agribusiness SMEs in Malawi: assessment of small and medium enterprises in the agriculture sector and improved access to finance in Malawi

This report by USAID and ACDI/VOCA (PDF) presents an assessment of agri-business small and medium enterprises (ASMEs) in Malawi. It was found that this is a sector with diversified business ownership, in which owners commonly operate multiple businesses and can be classed as ‘portfolio’ owner-managers spanning both agri-business and non-agri-businesses. A portfolio enables them to »

May 14, 2015Knowledge Portal
Small and medium enterprises in agriculture value chain: opportunities and recommendations

This report by Shujog, commissioned by Oxfam, analyses the effectiveness of development programs in addressing challenges faced by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the agriculture sector in Asia. The purpose of this report is to inform the decision-making of development programs that aim to catalyze the growth of Social Enterprises (SEs) in agriculture and »

April 23, 2015Knowledge Portal
Lessons learned from sustainable agricultural value chain financing in Zimbabwe

This case study highlights how SNV helped create an enabling ecosystem for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through access to finance and business development services. SNV, with support from Hivos and other partners, established the Zimbabwe Agricultural Development Trust (ZADT) in the pursuit of their common objective of providing sustainable financial support to value chain actors. »

Seas of Change and F&BKP start collaboration on Inclusive Business
October 14, 2014News
Seas of Change and F&BKP start collaboration on Inclusive Business
Theme: Inclusive Business

Seas of Change (SoC) and the F&BKP have signed a Letter of Engagement, formalizing the intention to collaborate on the theme ‘Inclusive Business’. The signed Letter of Engagement marks the start of a collaboration in which the F&BKP supports SoC to deepen its work to stimulate the scaling of inclusive agri-food markets. SoC’s goals will »