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March 15, 2020Knowledge Portal
Inclusive agribusiness models in the Global South: The impact on local food security

This paper argues there is little evidence that shows inclusive business initiatives improve the food and nutrition security (FNS) of many. Private business is increasingly presented as a leading agent of development in policy, also in the pursuit of developmental goals beyond business, such as food security (SDG2 in particular). »

February 5, 2020Knowledge Portal
Digital technologies, hyper-transparency and smallholder farmer inclusion in global value chains

This article states that globalization of food value chains has increased the demand for greater transparency over where food is produced, how, by whom and with what effect on society and the environment. A range of new digital technologies are available to facilitate transparency, with the promise of leading the global food system to an era of ‘hyper-transparency’. Its impact on smallholder farmer inclusion, however, remains questionable »

December 2, 2019Knowledge Portal
Improving smallholder inclusiveness in palm oil production: A global review

This review reflects on several questions and looks at means of improving smallholder inclusiveness in palm oil production. Palm oil is a commodity that causes controversy due to its impacts on smallholder livelihoods, local communities, biodiversity, land productivity and climate change. »

GCP-2 factsheet final findings: Intermediaries inclusive business Africa
July 30, 2019Research project
GCP-2 factsheet final findings: Intermediaries inclusive business Africa

The GCP project “Intermediaries in inclusive business networks for scaling food security in East & West Africa” which developed an IB market assessment tool that provides up front insights in the strengths and the weaknesses of markets for inclusive innovation on food and nutrition security, published its final research findings. »

July 17, 2019Knowledge Portal
Smallholder households: Distinct segments, different needs

This paper identifies three segments of smallholder households and provides information to strategize how to reach and serve smallholder households. Understanding the distinct profiles of smallholder segments can help financial services providers, government bodies, and agricultural development partners better identify and serve their most relevant smallholder households. »

May 16, 2019Knowledge Portal
Base of the pyramid marketing and distribution

This thematic paper focusses on marketing and distribution to the base of the pyramid (BoP) and the way of working of this approach. Instead of looking at the product, price, place and promotion (4Ps), the program focusses on acceptability, affordabililty, awareness and availability (4As). »