• Tech Talk - Global Trends in BioControl Products: Key Considerations

    One exciting innovation in agricultural technology is biological control products. Not only do these pest management products have huge market potential, but they also are environment-, farmer-, and consumer-friendly ...
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  • Building Better Businesses: Outgrower Model

    This is the final post in a series about real life case studies to demonstrate how companies can successfully develop and use business models that gain traction in smallholder markets. Last week, we looked at how loca...
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  • Building Better Businesses: Local Sales and Service Provider Model

    This is the fourth post in a series about real life case studies to demonstrate how companies can successfully develop and use business models that gain traction in smallholder markets. Last week we looked at the cons...
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  • Building Better Businesses: Consumer Financing Model

    This is the third post in a series about real life case studies to demonstrate how companies can successfully develop and use business models that gain traction in smallholder markets. Last week we looked at embedded ...
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  • Building Better Businesses: Embedded Rural Advisory Services Model

    Last week, we used real life case studies to demonstrate how companies can successfully develop an aggregator model. This week, we will discuss how rural advisory services can be integrated into a profitable business ...
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  • Building Better Businesses: Aggregator Model

    Introduction Since 2013, Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation, a USAID-funded program, has partnered with nearly 100 organizations working to commercialize agricultural innovations in smallholder markets. In eac...
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  • Key Steps to Understanding Funding Opportunities: Understanding Your Own Organization

    The first important step in applying for a funding opportunity is to have a strong understanding of your own organization: its capabilities, needs, and long-term objectives. This understanding ensures that the funding...
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  • So Long, Farewell - Lessons Learned from Completed Partnerships

    Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation is a USAID-funded program that partners with private sector companies to commercialize agricultural innovations in smallholder markets. Through these partnerships, the program...
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  • Mechanization for the Masses in Bangladesh

    In Bangladesh, members of the AgTech Team* are working with The Metal, an agricultural company that is commercializing small-scale farm machinery through its farm machinery hubs. In collaboration with Feed the Future ...
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  • Twiga Foods - Better Fresh Produce with Mobile Technology

    In Kenya, urban produce vendors in Nairobi get up as early as 4 a.m. to purchase fresh produce grown in rural areas from urban wholesale markets, which account for more than 95 percent of fresh produce sold in the cit...
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  • Lessons Learned Working with Small-Scale Farmers in Ukraine

    In August 2015 Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation initiated four partnerships with private sector companies in Ukraine focused on enhancing the productivity of small-scale farms. As in many countries, small-sca...
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  • Business-for-Sustainable-Landscapes-An-Action-Agenda-for-Sustainable-Development-May-2017.pdf

    An interesting report about how public, private and civic groups are partnering for sustainable landscapes. It gives business leaders and financiers action agenda for thinking about business for sustainable landscapes.
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  • What We Are Reading

    Check out some helpful resources that the AgTech Team is reading!   The Ag Tech Market Map: Maps out 100+ startups that are “powering the future of farming and agribusiness” around the world with a p...
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  • Metrics for Marketing: Collecting and using data to reach bottom-of-the-pyramid customers

    Facebook, Google, Amazon…why are these among the most powerful companies in the world? One important, and undeniable, reason is because they understand consumer behavior. These top companies understand what dri...
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  • Last Mile Marketing

    Joe, the founder of RealBig Seeds in Mozambique, is among a growing group of small business leaders who are helping to revolutionize agriculture in emerging markets. Joe knows that better seed genetics will dramatical...
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  • Changing Farmers' Behavior to Increase Seed Sales

    Partnering for Innovation is finding that data based understanding of farmers' motivation and behavior helps gear commercial sales to suit the needs of their customer, smallholder farmers. A recent survey conducted by...
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  • Lessons Learned in Commercializing Poultry

    Although most rural families keep chickens in Ethiopia, the most common breeds are highly susceptible to disease and have low weight gain and egg-laying productivity. Because of low productivity and high demand, farme...
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  • The Role of Donor Funding in Private Sector-Led Development

    Smallholder farmers represent a huge and largely untapped market segment for agricultural companies. Despite there being 500 million smallholders in the world, most of these farmers lack commercial access to inputs, s...
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  • Building Businesses, Building Smallholder Resilience

    Shocks like conflict and extreme weather have a disproportionate impact on smallholder farmers, especially women. Most smallholder farmers live harvest to harvest and don’t have a safety net to fall back on in c...
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  • Learning Metrics for Impact and Marketing

    Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation works with government donors and private sector companies to meet shared agricultural, development, and business goals in smallholder farmer markets. Data is a valuable source...
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