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Effectiveness of networks in seed potato sector development
December 11, 2017Study
Effectiveness of networks in seed potato sector development

Radboud University conducted a pilot project with the main objective to understand the drivers of sustainable upscaling by modelling the impact of firm network characteristics and institutional conditions in value chain clusters. The F&BKP supported project was implemented in 2017 in the seed potato sector in Kenya and Ethiopia. »

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. »

Farmer’s voice matters in agronomic practices development
October 27, 2017Research project
Farmer’s voice matters in agronomic practices development

The ARF project “Designing appropriate agronomic and processing practices for pineapple supply chains in Benin (DAPIS)” fits very well with the Beninese Government Action Plan and aims at improving the access of fresh pineapple and pasteurised pineapple juice produced in Benin to local, regional and international markets. On September 21, the first pineapple experiment has been visited by farmers and consortium members of this ARF project in Benin. »

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. »

July 26, 2017Knowledge Portal
Webinar materials: Using Psychometrics for smallholder credit scoring

This webinar shares insights on using psychometrics to create data for smallholder credit scores. In this way, you can combat financial exclusion through using a interactive assessments that not only use generally available data, but also captures certain characteristics of smallholders that are predictive of credit risks. »

July 21, 2017Knowledge Portal
Inclusive businesses in agriculture

This book scrutinizes the concept of inclusive business and investigates how inclusive businesses work and who benefits from them. The book focuses on the South African agricultural sectors and relates to three ongoing restructuring processes in South Africa. »