infoDev's agribusiness innovation project 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. These case studies highlight best practices and lessons learned from across the globe for developing and sustaining agribusiness incubators.
infoDev publishes a new report that analyzes the effects of the delivery of its Agribusiness Incubation training module to a total of 149 people from 25 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. The delivery of the training has proven successful in conveying the fundamentals of agribusiness innovation, as well as exposing trainees to the variety of business models that exist and can be explored. Participants emphasized the acquired knowledge on value chains and how this understanding transformed their activities inside their organizations. Download full report here.
A new series of assessment studies by infoDev analyzes challenges and opportunities offered by the development of Agribusiness Innovation Centers (AIC) in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Senegal and Nepal.
Agro Serviços Lda, one of the agro-processing enterprises supported by infoDev, received the prize for most innovative company of the year in Mozambique. The company’s innovative products and original marketing strategy beat the competition of over 200 enterprises.
Owned and operated by Randa Filfili, Zena Exotic Fruits, is the first Senegalese jam producer exporting “niche” and natural products, such as cashew apple butter and baobab jam to markets in the United States, Europe, and Japan.
Two apps from Kenya, one from Senegal, and one from Ghana are the winners of this summer’s mAgri Challenge—a competition designed to identify entrepreneurs developing innovative mobile apps for agriculture and agribusiness in Africa, and to provide them with resources to grow their businesses.
As we approach the first anniversary of our Kenya Climate Innovation Center (CIC) later this month, we are reflecting on this year’s successes with profiles of entrepreneurs it has supported. This week in the spotlight, Eco Fuels Kenya, which is using the croton nut to locally produce clean energy and organic fertilizers.
The development of agribusiness entrepreneurship relies on innovative and growth-oriented small or medium-sized enterprises. Fortunately, entrepreneurs are coming up with promising agribusiness solutions to service their communities and the world.
Climate change poses a significant threat to farmers and to the sustainability of their output. According to optimistic lower-end projections of temperature rise, a changing climate may reduce cereal yields globally by as much as 10 to 20 percent by the 2050s in the absence of adaptation.