Agricultural Value Chains

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

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

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

Convening with The Rockefeller Foundation and agriculture companies in Kenya//

Categories: Agricultural Value Chains , Agriculture , Featured , IGD News

Breaking News! IGD Vice President Helen Mant and Manager Emma Green are in Nairobi for a convening with The Rockefeller Foundation to discuss opportunities to reduce post-harvest loss and improve smallholder farmer livelihoods in the mango, banana, and maize value chains in Kenya. Participating companies, including local Kenyan processors such… Read More

IGD Publishes AGINVEST Executive Briefing//

Categories: Agricultural Value Chains , Agriculture , Featured , IGD News , Member News

The Initiative for Global Development has just published the AGINVEST Executive Briefing, which summarizes the approach, status, next steps, and lessons learned through AGINVEST’s pilot project on the maize value chain in Tanzania. Launched in May 2013, AGINVEST facilitates the identification and testing of innovative solutions to address specific, shared… Read More

IGD AGINVEST Working Group Convenes Meeting at Frontier 100 Meeting//

Categories: Agricultural Value Chains , Agriculture , IGD Frontier 100 Forum , IGD News , Member News

At the Initiative for Global Development’s biannual Frontier 100 Forum in New York, the AGINVEST Working Group convened a meeting of leading agribusiness, financial services, and ICT companies, including Equity Investment Bank Limited, Novus International, Inc., and United Phosphorous Limited. The discussion centered around IGD AGINVEST’s pilot project on the… Read More

IGD Frontier 100 Forum Advances Business-Driven Development//

Categories: Agricultural Value Chains , Agriculture , Events , ICT , IGD Frontier 100 Forum , IGD In the News , IGD Members , Impact Measurement , Infrastructure , Power

The eighth IGD Frontier 100 Forum, held May 6-7 in Cape Town, South Africa, brought together IGD’s global network of CEOs and senior executives to advance enterprise-driven development in Africa through structured networking, interactive working sessions, and knowledge-sharing. The Forum’s networking opportunities created valuable connections between executives that will facilitate… Read More