- Promoting Agribusiness Innovation in Nepal (PDF: 3,522KB)
infoDev in partnership with the United Kingdom’s UKAid and India’s National Science, Technology and Development Board (NSTEDB) is launching a Climate Innovation Center (CIC) in India. The ICIC business plan was finalized in 2011 after an eight-month development phase involving over 300 local stakeholders. Through infoDev’s Climate Technology Program, the CIC will connect and collaborate globally with centers in Kenya, Ethiopia, Vietnam, India, South Africa, Morocco, Ghana and the Caribbean. Each CIC targets local market failures to accelerate the growth of competitive, innovative climate (clean) technology enterprises.
- Promoting Agribusiness Innovation in Nepal (FULL STUDY) (PDF: 3,522KB)
- Promoting Agribusiness Innovation in Nepal (EXECUTIVE SUMMARY) (PDF: 5,530KB)
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 production, increase agricultural incomes, and reduce poverty. It builds upon infoDev’s earlier efforts to develop and expand business incubation in Nepal. Lessons gathered are from various agribusiness incubators (see the Global Good Practices Assessment on Agribusiness Incubation) and similar feasibility assessments carried out in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Senegal, and Tanzania.
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.
A new report by infoDev extracts the lessons from the m2Work idea challenge and hackathon, which together served as the pilot for infoDev’s “From Mind to Market” approach to fostering mobile entrepreneurship.
Seeking an eligible organization or consortium to manage an Agribusiness Innovation Center in Nepal. Apply by November 10.
Twenty social enterprises were awarded grants totaling $2 million by the India Development Marketplace (DM) funded by the World Bank Group (WBG). The grantees received $100,000 each to extend and scale up their innovative business models in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. A number of financial institutions, social entrepreneurs, investors and government officials participated at the India DM event organized to showcase these development solutions to the problems of the most vulnerable people.