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Creating global value through high-impact crowdlending for unbanked farmers

One of the first applications for the incentive system of blockchain: ‘cryptocurrencys’ was its use in remittances. A digital currency without borders could be used to transfer money across nations at a faster rate and lower cost than conventional methods. Crowdlending platform, EthicHub, has explored and implemented these possibilities to provide smallholder farmers in developing countries with financial services. Jana Petkanic, from the Benelux office for EthicHub, talks about the company’s innovative blockchain project in Mexico.


MyKana: Designed in Fiji, tailor made for improving Fijian health

Youth View all in Youth

Have agribusiness idea, but no money? Be inventive!

So you have what you are convinced is a winning idea for an agri start-up. But what about the funding? They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and young agripreneurs reveal there is no one single model when it comes to finding the money to get a business plan up and running.


Kenyan youth groups selected for a new agribusiness development project

Climate View all in Climate

Multi-stakeholder platforms and alliances advance climate-smart agriculture in Africa

Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is increasingly gaining momentum as countries develop technologies and practices to combat the impacts of climate change. But while the concept of CSA may seem obvious, it is more complex than it appears. This is compounded by the fact that most countries have not developed clear indicators for CSA technologies and practices. Questions remain as to how CSA differs from other types of agriculture, and what needs to be done differently to qualify as CSA.


Climate-proofing pastoralism in Eastern Africa

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