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April 17, 2019Knowledge Portal
Innovative finance opportunities for inclusive agribusiness: Understanding the emerging opportunities

This report describes in depth 8 different financing instruments with specific example cases of its application to inclusive agribusiness. Agribusiness have a huge business opportunity and a chance to contribute to the SDGs. Financing opportunities for inclusive agribusiness are growing. »

April 2, 2019Knowledge Portal
Facilitating next-generation African, Caribbean and Pacific agriculture through youth entrepreneurship, job creation and digitalisation

This workshop identified critical success factors for rural entrepreneurship and job creation and resulted in two briefs. The first argues that outh-inclusive investments to modernise the agricultural sector will unleash its huge potential. The second explores the challenges and opportunities facing young people trying to enter the agricultural and agribusiness sector. »

February 26, 2019Knowledge Portal
Digital pathways for youth in agriculture: AFA Case Study

This case study aimed to identify successful pathways for youth livelihoods in agriculture. The study defines 4 youth personas that vary along key demographic, behavioural and attitudinal criteria, which reveals unique pathways to success in agriculture. »

Successful knowledge exchange organized by Ethiopian Sesame Business Network
February 14, 2019Knowledge activity
Successful knowledge exchange organized by Ethiopian Sesame Business Network
Theme: Inclusive Business

How can we optimize the volume and quality of sesame production in North-Western Ethiopia? And what can we learn from other sesame-producing countries? Armed with these questions, Staff from the Sesame Business Network (SBN) – a project co-coordinated by the Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation – travelled in three separate groups to Tanzania, Uganda and India in 2018. »

What is climate smart in Africa’s horticulture?
February 7, 2019Study
What is climate smart in Africa’s horticulture?
Theme: Fruits and Vegetables

Climate change is and will continue to be a major challenge for East and Southern African horticulture. Its effects on horticulture are lower water availability, lower soil health, higher disease pressure and planning disruptions. With support of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform, AgriProFocus and Verbos Business Development carried out a scoping study of business drivers for Climate Smart Horticulture in Kenya, Zambia and Tanzania. »

A practical guide to make Inclusive Agribusiness cases accessible and inspiring
January 16, 2019Study
A practical guide to make Inclusive Agribusiness cases accessible and inspiring
Theme: Inclusive Business

Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation, together with Roger Reuver, developed a practical guide to make inclusive agribusiness experiences accessible and inspiring. The guide is entitled “Creating effective Case Studies” and is meant for inclusive business teams interested in producing a case study of their project. »