This page overview links to websites of initiatives related to the Seas of Change Initiative.
Making markets work for the poor (M4P), M4P Hub is a knowledge and exchange forum for all those interested in making markets work better for the poor. M4P is a practical approach, which is used to reduce poverty, by using the following four underlying principles; Systematic action, Sustainable change, Large-scale impact and Facilitative role. This approach acknowledges the influence, nature and challenges that market systems face. It strives to create a pro-poor environment, by supporting the inclusive elements of market systems. Furthermore, the approach builds the necessary incentives for key players to strengthen market functions in order to meet the long-term needs of the poor.
KIT and Agri-ProFocus’, Local sourcing gives companies in developing countries the opportunity to gain a sustainable supply and to reduce costs by substituting imports. Depending on the business model, local sourcing can also have a positive effect on food security and local economic development. The main participants are those who have either international, national or entrepreneurial companies in agri-business, who source their food inputs locally and sell their end product to the domestic market.
Sustainable Food Lab Summit 2012
Sustainable Food Lab organizes their Annual Leadership Summit 2012 on ‘Sustainable sourcing in global supply chains’ in the Dominican republic between April 29 and May 3, 2012. The Summit will expand the focus on operationalizing sustainability begun in Portland, Oregon in 2011. Sustainability can only be integrated at scale into agriculture if the goals, specifications, operational practices, and metrics work at the level of the supply chain and are consistent with the rest of the supply chain trading practices.
Agri-entrepreneurs: GROW AFRICA.
African ‘agri-entrepreneurs’ are turning local farming into global business. This document tells the story of Africa’s ‘agri-entrepreneurs’ – local businessmen and women who grow, pack and export produce to overseas markets. For this article, International Trade Forum interviewed five agri-entrepreneurs. Read more .
Joint learning in and about Innovation Systems in Africa Agriculture (JOLISAA)
JOLISAA is a three year EU-funded program, aiming to increase understanding of agricultural innovation systems focusing on smallholders’ livelihoods and the articulation of local/traditional and global knowledge. Specifically, JOLISAA’s goal is to assess how smallholders’ innovativeness, knowledge, capacities and other resources can be tapped into, strengthened and linked effectively to those of other stakeholders – public or private, local or global – to contribute to reducing rural poverty and improving food security in Africa.