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Crowdfunding, a new agricultural investment model driven by young entrepreneurs

Faced with the lack of available finance for agricultural businesses from traditional banks, innovative entrepreneurs are turning to digital technology to access investment from the general public. Crowdfunding platforms have many advantages, but als…

by Mamadou Sall , Ken Lohento and Vincent Fautrel

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Women-led agribusiness in Samoa reaches global markets

Imagine a small women-led organisation in a remote Pacific island nation supplying products sold in more than 3,000 shops in 66 countries. Women in Business Development Incorporated (WIBDI), a non-profit organisation working with 1,000 farming famili…

by Taaloga Apa , Isolina Boto , Chris Addison , Emil Jejov and Osseni Senou

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Farmer organisations promote youth entrepreneurship – Lessons from Zimbabwe

Farmer organisations have a key role to play in encouraging youth to stay in the agricultural sector, and pursue agro-based livelihoods. Crucially, they have strong potential in helping young people to become thriving agripreneurs, through the provis…

by Mariam Kadzamira , Shadreck Hungwe and Prince Kuipa

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Sustaining and scaling an online agricultural commodity marketing platform in East Africa

As Regional Manager for Structured Trading Systems at the Eastern Africa Grain Council, Samwel Rutto’s work entails promoting structured markets to facilitate trade and eliminating inefficiencies in the grain industry. Here he explains how his expe…

by Samwel Rutto

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3 Results in projects and events

Sep 18

International Conference on Farm Insurance

The need for risk management solutions for smallholder farmers is undoubtable, and their long-term value already apparent. However, they remain heavily dependent on grants and subsidies. They are also still unavailable to the vast majority of the world’s 450-500 million smallholders. A decade in, it is time to take stock of the current situation, and to lay the basis for smarter and more scal…
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Basel, Switzerland

Jul 3

The MUIIS Cooperative Platform

The “MUIIS Cooperative Platform” aims to gather about 150 leaders and managers of agricultural cooperatives (coops) and farmer organisations (FOs) targeted by the MUIIS project, for a 5 day event at NARO-Kawanda.The Market-led, User-owned ICT4Ag-enabled Information Service (…
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Kawanda, Uganda

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