Agribusiness Entrepreneurship

Agribusiness Entrepreneurship

Many developing nations export raw produce, only to buy it back once processed abroad. Our Agribusiness Innovation Program was designed to bolster the green growth of the competitive agro-processing sector, harnessing countries’ comparative advantage in agriculture by turning raw materials into market-ready innovative products.

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It offers an effective "how to" course for professionals looking to use business incubation to enable the start-up and growth of innovative agribusiness enterprises in developing countries and interested in designing a new agribusiness incubator or strengthening an existing one. Through a...

infoDev’s Agribusiness Innovation Program (AIP)seeks to catalyze inclusive growth by accelerating the growth of pioneering agribusinesses. Its focus is to 1) develop and test new approaches to connecting innovative, growth oriented entrepreneurs to the knowledge, markets, networks and capital...

This document proposes a new model for promoting the growth of a competitive value adding horticulture sector in Senegal.The proposed Agribusiness Innovation Center (AIC) will provide a set of financial and nonfinancial services to high-growth potential entrepreneurs, aiming to accelerate the...

In line with the government of Mozambique’s strategies, this document proposes an innovative model with high promise to develop value adding market led post-harvest processing enterprises and to transform the post harvest-processing sector in Mozambique, while creating sustainable jobs and...

This report examines the feasibility of an Agribusiness Innovation Center (AIC) in the agro-processing sector in Nepal and proposes a sustainable business model. The proposed AIC will foster and accelerate the growth of Nepal’s agro-processing sector, thereby helping to commercialize agricultural...

This document proposes a new model for promoting the growth of competitive value-added sunflower oil processing in Tanzania, and also seeks to identify potential growth enterprises in other value chains.The proposed Agribusiness Innovation Center (AIC) will provide a set of financial and non-...

The Agribusiness Innovation Initiative (AII) seeks to contribute toward advancing a climate-smart competitive agribusiness sector in Ethiopian which Ethiopians benefit from an increased number of jobs and raised incomes. The AII will contribute toward this objective by identifying innovative...

Included in this report is an op-ed by infoDev Program Coordinator, Ellen Olafsen, on how infoDev works to help developing countries turn their agricultural surpluses into high-quality processing jobs. Download  the report entitled "Agriculture: Smallholder Value Chains" and read the op-ed...

infoDev's global good practices assessment, which was released today, presents lessons learned from 10 case studies of agribusiness incubators in low and middle income countries, including Brazil, Chile, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Timbali, Uganda, India, and Indonesia.  UPDATED (...

A new World Bank report “Growing Africa: Unlocking the Potential of Agribusiness,” says that Africa’s farmers and agribusinesses could create a trillion-dollar food market by 2030 if they can expand their access to more capital, electricity, better technology and irrigated land to grow high-value...

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