IGD has joined forces with the African Development Bank to mobilize Africa’s private sector in creating an enabling business environment to achieve inclusive growth and accelerate progress on the Bank’s “High 5s” at its for its Fall Frontier 100 Forum.
Agricultural Value Chains
Rockefeller Foundation launches a new initiative to reduce food loss at the World Economic Forum. IGD engaged African corporate leaders to identify market-led solutions.
Often business strategies and positive social impact are seen as tradeoffs. Many argue that businesses are harmful: they can use limited resources, create unsafe working conditions, and destroy the environment all of which take rather than give back to the social good. Despite this narrative, more companies want to play… Read More
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
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
Published on Devex | July 22, 2014 Without clarity around land rights, commercial farm developers are destined to finance projects that either disenfranchise smallholders or wither on the vine. For banks to finance farming investments, they need a clear picture of who holds the title on the land that is… Read More