Join iBAN’s and BoPInc’s webinar: Innovative financing opportunities for inclusive agri-business
Time: 10.00 UTC
In 2017, investors poured over US$ 200bn into companies that combine social and environmental goals with financial returns. This trend is growing with the recognition that public funding alone cannot achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
This one hour webinar lays out the new and emerging opportunities in innovative finance for agribusiness. Here are some of the new forms of financing that will be covered: Public Private Partnerships, Thematic Bonds, Project Finance, Blended Finance, Result-based financing, Agricultural value-chain finance and crowdfunding.
"Globally, 65% of people suffering from mental health challenges are youth," explained Mogus Mogussie, founder of AHA Psychological Services in Addis Ababa. "There are many factors that can trigger mental health challenges. Youth face all kinds of pressures that can increase their propensity to suffer from mental health difficulties, including unemployment. Severe disorders with genetic roots are most likely to reveal themselves between ages 12 and 24. Almost one out of every three persons in Ethiopia is under the age of 26, so the mental health of our youth should be a big concern to us."
W/ro Martha Tesfaye explained, "Poor maternal and childhood nutrition can increase the likelihood of troubles with mental health."
"Its ok not to be ok," was one of the messages of the celebration of World Mental Health Day at Ras Amba Hotel in Addis Abab... Read more
When: 2 full days training between 22 - 30 October (final days and locations in Ghana to be confirmed)
How to get on board: Simply click here and register.
As a female entrepreneur, you may be facing daily struggles in growing your business. Through a 2 day face-to-face training in Ghana, we want to offer you the chance to:
Learn more about how to scale your agribusiness and make it more inclusive
Interact with Professional Business Trainers
Meet and connect with other successful Ghanaian women agri-entrepreneurs …..And much more
Register now via this Registration Form. There are only 45 spaces, so don’t miss out on this opportunity!
The training is free of cost and daily lunch & snacks are included. Travel, accommodation, breakfast, dinner and other daily expenses are to be paid by part... Read more
Youth needs to be involved in agriculture, to create employment, build up livelihood opportunities and engage in community development. We all agree. The assumption is that youth can act as change makers within their communities. There is a host of interventions to support them, from developing their skills to getting them organised. Despite, barriers persist for young people to succeed in agriculture. However, what do we know about how young people organise themselves and try to change food systems and how they work? There is much we can learn from youth here, from the diversity, the creativity and the organisational approaches through which they work and contri... Read more
On 24th October 2017, the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Nairobi organised a Food Security Partners' Day themed “From Aid to Trade: Enhancing Effective and Proactive Partnerships in Food Production Value Chain”. The goal of the Partners' Day was to provide a platform for interaction, build new and strengthen existing alliances.
The topics covered during the day were inclusivity and scalability. Inclusivity and scalability are relevant topics in the context of the Aid to Trade transition spearheaded by Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Nairobi. The ambition with the Aid to Trade agenda is that the Embassy will cease to directly manage development projects and focus on strengthening trade relations with Kenya. There were two sessions during the Partners' day; morning and afternoon sessions. The morning session covered an o... Read more
The president singled out agro-processing and value addition for our agricultural produce. “Kenyans need to know that at present 70% of the value of our export produce goes to processors abroad” said the president. He continued to say that small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) play a crucial role in our economy. He also acknowledged that, the bulk of employment comes from SMEs, which are an important contributor to our gross domestic product (GDP). He underscored with a rider that “my plan is to create an additional 1,000 SMEs focused on manufacturing”. With the president acknowledging that ‘big four requires brave steps’ policy makers and entrepreneurs should start discussions on strategies for strengthening the competitiven... Read more
To address this concern it is important for companies in agribusiness sector to come up with inclusive business models that deliver more value at less cost for more citizens. As an agribusiness consultant I have traversed Kenya and have witnessed how private sector companies are striving to support Kenya’s quest for “inclusive growth.” Inclusive growth has become the economic development mantra globally recently. For starters, to achieve an inclusive business ecosystem is not easy. The big question then is how business models and... Read more
Can farmers improve their income and well-being through effective collective action? Join the course and take home many practical tools and approaches for promoting farmer entrepreneurship and strengthening famers’ organisations that aim to arrive at farmer-inclusive agribusiness development.
Improving farmers’ performance and business relations
This course perceives farmers as autonomous entrepreneurs and their organisations as farmers’ business organisations. Both operate in dynamic market systems and have to deal with a range of public and private sector players, such as sourcing companies, banks and MFI’s, agro-input dealers, research, extension and others. The central question of the course is how farmers can improve their income and well-being through effective collective action of their organisations and improved relations with other stakeholders.
Upon completion of the course you will:
Sur ce site Internet, le ministère des Affaires étrangères des Pays-Bas présente les résultats que les Pays-Bas, avec des partenaires nationaux et internationaux, ont obtenus dans le domaine de la coopération au développement en 2016.
Jetez un coup d'oeil à ce site très informatif, avec des informations sur les pays, les pays et les thèmes: http://www.dutchdevelopmentresults.nl/
Développement durable inclusif.
L'Investissement dans le développement durable inclusif est payant. Cela s'est également confirmé en 2016. Le nombre de personnes vivant dans l'extrême pauvreté a encore été réduit à moins de 10% de la population mondiale. En 2010, ce chiffre était de 22% (et en 1990 de 47%).
Rendre les flux de commerciaux et d'investissement durable n'est pas une mince affaire dans une économie mondiale imprévisible. Le changement climatique ne mène pas seulement à la sécheresse à long term... Read more
With this website, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs presents the results that the Netherlands, together with national and international partners, has achieved in the field of development co-operation in 2016.
Have a look at this very informative website, with information on country level, countries and themes: http://www.dutchdevelopmentresults.nl/
Making trade and investment flows sustainable is no easy feat in an unpredictable global economy. Climate change is not only leading to long-term drought but also to major flooding. And for truly equitable development to exist, attention must be paid to the disadvantaged position of women and girls. The Netherlands conti
What does business and private enterprise have to do with reducing poverty? And how does this compare with more conventional aid? Using a practical example, this short video animation (4 minutes) explains the market systems approach: creating widespread and lasting improvements in access to income, jobs, services and products for people living in poverty.
thank you Andre Vording for referring me to the interesting BEAMexchange website: https://beamexchange.org
To formulate policy, implement programmes, research and training modules to promote and strengthen the inclusion and mainstreaming of gender, youth and broader social development issues in Agricultural research and development programmes and projects by FARA
Duties and responsibilities
Reporting to the Director, Research and Innovation, the successful candidate shall perform inter-alia the following key duties but not limited to:
Beginning March some 35 experienced practitioners came together to consider how to learn more effectively from the wealth of work being done on inclusive agribusiness, and to formulate key points for a global research and learning agenda. By the end of the workshop six collaborative action priorities for taking the inclusive agribusiness agenda forward were agreed upon.
The workshop “Towards a global research and learning agenda for inclusive agribusiness” took place in Brighton to foster strategic action in the field of inclusive agribusiness. Participants represented the full range of parties working on inclusive agribusiness: private sector, knowledge institutes, donors & implementing agencies, governments from the Global South, producer organizations and NGOs. Initiaters of the event were Seas of Change, the Global Donor Platform... Read more
Researchers must make their work relevant for the inclusive development of involved communities if it is to have any value. And agricultural professionals, farmers and their organizations may lack up to date information on how to most effectively improve food security.
This course will introduce you to new approaches and tools for designing and managing participation in rural innovation that will help to resolve both problems and find complementary solutions. It will enable you to create and support effective partnerships, collaboration and dynamic stakeholder networks to co-create new knowledge for better agri-business deals and higher farmer income.
Why choose this course?
NpM, Platform for Inclusive Finance (NpM), the Netherlands Space office (NSO) and Rabobank Foundation are organising a conference on the latest technological applications based on satellite data in relation to inclusive finance and food security.
The conference will focus on the point where access to finance and technology meet. Since much is unexplored yet from an organisational and economic point of view, the aim of the conference is threefold:
1. Inspiration 2. Knowledge exchange 3. Networking.
Date: Thursday 16 February, 10.00-18.00h
Location: Hulstkamp Gebouw, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Participation in the conference is by invitation only.
For the full programme see: www.geodataforinclusivefinanceandfood.nl
4 highlights from the inclusive finance forum in Nairobi were
- Develop industrial parks and models farms for capacity building and market linkages
- Establish sharing and learning platforms
- Develop the capacity o financial institutions
- Develop central information portals
Read more on the INCLUSIVE FINANCE REPORT here
Watch inspiring take home messages in our short video clip
We look forward to collaborate with stakeholders to establish a vibrant and relevant inclusive finance platform for sharing, learning and co-creation . If your institution is interested in being part of this platform kinldy contact us through email@example.com
The Asia Inclusive Business Hub (Asia IB Hub) is a website jointly established by Asian Development Bank, Inclusive Business Action Network and the Practitioner Hub for Inclusive Business. It provides information, news, insight and resources on inclusive business across the Asian region.
Click the links below to get information about businesses, organisations, sectors, key topics, and publications. Contribute to the information we share here by posting a blog or submitting entries to the Search Inclusive Business Database. The content is based on publicly available information from companies, investors, development partners, and IB knowledge platforms.
Follow this link for more info and access to the hub.