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This database contains a diverse range of more than 2,000 publications about inclusive business and relating topics, such as impact investing, microfinance and market systems approaches. You will find not only reports but also market intelligence, case studies, tools and videos that touch upon of several sectors and regions.

The diverse range of publications in this database all relate to inclusive business - meaning business models that engage base of the pyramid (BoP) consumers, suppliers, entrepreneurs and/or employees in low income and/or emerging markets.

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This report presents findings and best practices from idh's innovating partners with regards to empowering farmers through service delivery, while generating sustainable returns to their businesses. Learn more about their models’ drivers of farmer resilience, cost reduction and financial sustainability.  And get inspired, by service models helping millions of smallholder farmers out of poverty, in often remote areas and developing economies around the globe.

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AuthorI. van der Velden
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryLatin America and the Caribbean, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa
No

Contract farming (CF) agreements are presently being restructured to form part of more complex Inclusive Business (IB) set-ups. Additional instruments, alongside CF, are implemented to overcome the challenges of CF and to adapt to the policy environment in which the different stakeholders operate. This paper develops a theoretical framework that gives insight into how these complex entities are structured and operate in a developing country context. It finds that a high dependence by the offtaker in the first case study stimulates a higher level of commitment and investment by this stakeholder in the contract arrangement. In turn, this increases the asset specificity aspect, which then requires safeguards to ensure the smallholders adhere to the contractual agreement. A higher dependency in this particular study also resulted in a higher number of smallholders being engaged in the contract, requiring mechanisms to efficiently monitor and coordinate them.

PublisherAgrekon
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AuthorW. Anseeuw, W. Chamberlain
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryGlobal, Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa
No

Inclusive business is hailed as a win-win scenario for the development of smallholder farmers and poor communities; yet there is little insight into how these inclusive businesses work and, more importantly, for whom. This book aims for a thorough understanding of the range of inclusive businesses in agriculture by examining: the structures they implement, the actors involved, and whether they are effectively inclusive of smallholders. By offering a critical assessment of inclusive businesses overall, it allows for a better perception of what works where, and under which conditions. It provides useful insights that will benefit smallholders, agri-businesses, support groups, policy makers and investors who are willing to promote more inclusive businesses, that foster a better integration of smallholders into commercial value-chains and a more equitable and sustainable agricultural sector.

PublisherSUN PRESS
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AuthorW. Anseeuw, W. Chamberlain
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
No

This paper is part of a series of papers on inclusive agribusiness written for the “Towards a Global Research and Learning Agenda for Inclusive Agribusiness” workshop in March 2017. This issue focuses on understanding and influencing enabling policies for Inclusive agribusiness (IAB). Despite the large number of IAB initiatives, little has been done in terms of meta-analysis regarding enabling and constraining policy factors and cross country comparison. A key issue is not just the policy settings, but also the processes and platforms by which business, policy and other actors engage to transparently work on improved enabling conditions. A knowledge and learning agenda would consequently need to look at both substantive policy issues and processes.

PublisherGlobal Donor Platform for Rural Development, Seas of Change, BEAM Exchange, Food & Business Knowledge Platform
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AuthorJ. Woodhill
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
No

This report contains four case studies on how some of the largest and most influential food and beverage companies and agribusinesses approach inclusive business: The Coca-Cola Company, The Kellogg Company, SABMiller/AB Inbev, and Syngenta.

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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountryEast Asia and Pacific, Sub-Saharan Africa
No

This study discusses the role of Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives (MSI) in building stronger smallholder farmer resilience to climate change impacts in Africa.

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AuthorS. Winter, M. Bijker, M. Carson
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
IB Topics: Partnerships
No

This report tells the story of the first five years of Technical Assistance Facility (TAF), an independently funded organisation by the EU and other donors, working in tandem with the African Agriculture Fund (AAF). It concludes that the setup of the facility allows it to bridge the cultural and language divide with introductions at board level to AAF investee companies, is an effective platform from which to design and implement inclusive projects which build on the AAF's investments, enhance commercial and social value for the companies, and extend business models to benefit low income consumers, employees, producers and micro-entrepreneurs

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AuthorC. Ashley, C. Schramm, K. Smith
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
No

This case study examines the level of women’s participation in B’Ayoba in Zimbabwe, a grantee of Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF). It finds that women have been the primary beneficiaries of the project.

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Author
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Zimbabwe
No

This case study looks at a proof of concept for modernising the traditional small farmer system and bringing it into the supply chain of a larger company, through an organisational model that is both commercially viable and sustainable.

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AuthorE. Tugendhat
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
IB Topics:
No

The report outlines key opportunities and challenges facing inclusive businesses in Kenya, and makes recommendations on key improvements needed to enable these models to grow: more supportive regulations, better coordination between educational institutions and the private sector, and improved coordination between development actors and businesses.

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AuthorM. Nieminen
LanguageEnglish
Region/CountrySub-Saharan Africa
Kenya
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