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Sharing Experiences and Ideas on inclusive Agri-Food Markets

Seas of Change Sharing experiences and ideas on Inclusive Agri-food Markets. Amsterdam Workshop, 12-13 February 2014 - INFOGRAPHIC How many business smallholders smallholder farmers are we talking about? 50% of global food production comes from smallholders 90% LLLLÄÄÄÄLA total farmers are Inclusive Business Model 525 millions. The great majority of them 2008 World Bank Development Report on Agriculture for Development are smallholders Which are the Value propositions for each actor involved in inclusive markets? Viable inclusive business models are 1. 2. Farmers SMES centred on win-win business growth strategies which open improved livelihood food security as local processors and service porviders in the supply chain both doors of access to services economic viability of family farms or coops Lead Firms commercial sense 3. secure and high-quality supply base new market opportunities responsible reputation social development Successfull pilot projects of local sourcing have been implemeted already around the world: Businesses, NGOS, BH Enterprises apples in Nepal investors and policy-makers have to work together to the since 2010 scaling-up phase Unilever Arcos Dorados black soy lettuce in Peru in Indonesia since 2001 and Puerto Rico since 2010/13 Heineken Hindustan Unilever for a better sorghum in Sierra Leone tomatos in India redistribution of since 2006 since 2012 risks and Still there are many challenges, as inclusion requires... responsibilities a business case for long-term framework local sourcing flexibility and adaptability taking into account farmers' culture and trust This porcess allows to integrate and enhance the pilot projects, going from islands of success to engaging with local political and educational keeping the strategy alive institutions seas of change. building new capabilities accessing finance and proving projects' bankability transforming trading relationships into selective partnerships ..that all pieces fit into a holistic approach. The Wageningen UR Center for Development Innovation and the Sustainable Food Lab are stewarding the program. Designer: © Margherita Gagliardi Development Communications Source: this infographic is an interpretation of data and opinions exchanged by the workshop's participants

Sharing Experiences and Ideas on inclusive Agri-Food Markets

shared by margheritagagliardi on Feb 17
Seas of Change is a research and learning platform which brings together researchers, business people and NGO people to think and act upon the need to include small farmers in the agro-food markets. W...


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