This report summarises the findings from the first phase of the ‘From Islands of Success to Seas of Change’ learning initiative on scaling inclusive agri-food markets. The initiative aims to improve understanding of how agri-food markets can contribute, at a significant scale, to food security and rural poverty reduction while still building profitable commercial relations.
How mobile technology helps tackle age-old challenges - Connected Agriculture. Posted by Editor's Choice Posted by Editor's Choice on November 2, 2011 - The Practioner Hub For Inclusive Business and Business Innovation Facility
It is not often that a set of promising practical solution are posed to challenges as deep and ingrained as those facing smallholder farmers and inclusive business. ‘Connected Agriculture, this month’s Editor’s Choice, highlights 4 critical ways in which mobile technology can benefit farmers and agribusiness.
How are entrepreneurs providing safe water to people at the base of the pyramid? What types of solutions, what business models, and how can they scale?
These questions are well addressed in this month’s Editor’s Choice: Access to Safe Water for the Base of the Pyramid; Lessons Learned from 15 case studies (http://businessinnovationfacility.org/profiles/blogs/editor-s-choice-apr...).
Healthy Competition can save lives through shared value - Global healthcare companies are adapting to meet the needs of the developing world while turning a healthy profit.
Health technology companies are beginning to view patients in low- and middle-income countries as customers to be competed for
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