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    Inclusive Agribusiness

    This month, the Practitioner Hub and Seas of Change take an in-depth look at inclusive agribusiness. Our contributors consider how social and business priorities can be reconciled and share ideas and inspiration from multiple examples on the ground. Read more here
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    The Idea of Inclusive Agribusiness

    Do we need the idea of “inclusive agribusiness”, or is it just another bit of development mumbo jumbo to bamboozle people? Jim Woodhill discusses how disputes about the meaning of inclusive agribusiness undermine incentives for action and investment. Read the full article
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    The Sustainable Food Lab’s Leadership Summit

    This Summit is a rare opportunity to connect with industry peers to learn more about critical issues in the food system. Save the date and join us in Arusha, Tanzania the week of November 6th, 2016. >>>

Business Case

Flores Indonesia Cocoa Flores

In this case VECO contributes to a link between a private sector enterprise (Mars PT) and local cocoa farmers in Flores.

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Laos Rice

The Enhancing Milled Rice Production in Lao PDR (EMRIP) project has been able to develop fair trading relations between 21,361 small holder rice producers and 21 selected rice mills.

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Vietnam Cassava

Ethnic minority farmers located on the hillsides of North-Central Vietnam are being offered opportunities to improve their livelihoods and incomes in a sustainable way.

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Bangladesh Livestock & dairy

This dairy programme, financed by Grameen Bank, has adopted a ‘total livestock development’ approach that includes a coordinated delivery of services.

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Interview

Marco Cruz, Superior Foods International

We talked with Marco Cruz of Superior Foods International about the intersection of smallholder sourcing and development.

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Interview

Gareth Davies, Syngenta

Gareth Davies is Food Security Agenda Manager for Syngenta. We spoke about why and how Syngenta embraces smallholder agriculture.

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Interview

Elijah Kang’ara, Star Café Ltd

Elijah Kang’ara, general manager of Star Café Ltd, talked to us about his company’s experiences in working with smallholders.

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Interview

Leonardo Lima, Arcos Dorados

In this interview with Leonardo Lima we talk about Arcos Dorados' perspective on sourcing from smallholder farmers.

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Profile

Cocoa factsheet

The demands for sustainable cocoa production are on the rise, but true impact on farmers' livelihoods remains unclear.

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Coffee factsheet

Coffee ranks high among the most important agricultural commodities traded in international markets.

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Aquaculture factsheet

With an average growth of 6.6% since 1970, aquaculture is probably the fastest growing food-producing sector.

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Profile

Dairy factsheet

Small dairy cooperatives are growing rapidly in Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe, and worldwide per capital milk consumption has grown.

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Research / Publication

The LINK Method Toolkit

CIAT and CGIAR produced this short version of the Link Method Toolkit.

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It takes two to trade

Bringing the most improtant perceived strengths and weaknesses within a business relation between farmers and firms to the surface.

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Research / Publication

Event report: Roundtable on Inclusive Agribusiness in Southeast Asia

Report providing a snapshot of the rich content from the Roundtable on Inclusive Agribusiness in Southeast Asia.

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Research / Publication

PPPLab Insights Series #3

Partnerships for Inclusive Business Development. Key concepts needed to understand low-income groups and partnerships with inclusive business.

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