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.
infoDev’s latest Annual Report highlights all the projects and activities implemented to support the high-growth oriented entrepreneur and the innovative enterprise. These are the ones who can scale up, create jobs, and positively impact their communities. Thanks to generous donor contributions and effective collaboration with the World Bank Group, over the past two years, infoDev has seen a tremendous expansion in operations, into more than 100 countries.
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.
At a series of highly interactive panels on November 18 and 19, infoDev staff showcased key outcomes of the last three years in mobile innovation and agribusiness entrepreneurship, led other practitioners in project design workshops, and outlined a vision for promoting innovation activities within the World Bank and beyond.
Press Release: African mAgri Challenge winners compete this week with top entrepreneurs in World Bank-based pitching contest
Washington D.C., 14 November 2013 - Two apps from Kenya, one from Senegal, and one from Ghana are the winners of the 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.