Business leaders (mostly) happy with US-Africa summit//

Categories: Featured , IGD In the News , IGD News , In The News , Insights , Perspectives

Published on Devex | 12 August 2014 By Jeff Tyson A view of the audience during the U.S.-Africa Business Forum Leaders’ welcome breakfast with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in attendance. Were the business leaders who attended happy with the event? Photo by: U.S. State Department Last week’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit was… Read More


Dealing with corruption in Africa: A complex yet surprisingly simple answer//

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By Mima Nedelcovych Published on Devex | August 1, 2014 A boy rides his bicycle past an anti-corruption billboard in Uganda. How can companies deal with corruption in Africa? Photo by: Heather Thorkelson / CC BY-ND Corruption is a pervasive concern among investors considering entry in Africa. The statistics are not… Read More


Five Facts On Food Loss, And How Companies And IGD Are Turning Losses Into Gains//

Categories: Agricultural Value Chains , Agriculture , Featured , IGD In the News , IGD News , Insights , Perspectives

Published on Business Fights Poverty | July 24, 2014 By Jessica Ernst, Manager of Agriculture and Power Programs, Initiative for Global Development (IGD) Experts in global food systems cite the need to expand production in order to feed the world’s growing population. However, just as important is the need to more effectively… Read More


Want to include smallholder farmers in development models? Align interests//

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Published on Devex | July 22, 2014 Productive and successful business relationships have to create mutual benefits for all actors in the value chain if they are going to be successful and sustainable. The situation is no different when it comes to investments in agriculture that seek to draw smallholder… Read More


How Africa can help feed the world’s 9 billion people in 2050//

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By Jessica Ernst, published on Devex | July 17, 2014 A key part of ensuring global food security: Africa’s smallholder farmers. Photo by: Seed Co  With the global population expected to increase to over 9 billion people in 2050, experts have been predicting dire food situations. In Africa, in particular, the population is projected… Read More

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