Inclusive business models: Lessons from Grow Asia’s experience

2019
Page count
35
pages
Description

Building inclusive business (IB) models in agriculture is a long-term investment that requires sustained attention, often with the close coordination of multiple stakeholders. When done successfully, it is a powerful catalyst of rural transformation by creating jobs, raising incomes, reducing malnutrition, and kick-starting economies on a path to middle-income growth. However, creating an IB model and a strong supply chain in agriculture will often be a 4 to 8-year endeavor. Progress can be steady, and impact delivered at scale - but it is not immediate. This knowledge paper synthesizes learning across the Grow Asia network in the design, structuring, and execution of IB models in agriculture.

Publisher
Grow Asia, Inclusive Business Action Network (iBAN)
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Language of publication
English
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Region
East Asia and Pacific