• Identifying Investment That Fits Your Business

    Raising capital is a key part of any business and can often make the difference between failure and long-term success. However, even with a great business model and sales pitch, raising capital can often be the most d...
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  • Commercialization Guide: Communicating Your Value Proposition

    As part of the commercialization process, Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation developed a series of user guides designed to accelerate the commercial scaling of agricultural technologies. The guides are designed...
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  • How Can Geodata and ICT Fill the Information Gap in Smallholder Markets?

    Lack of access to information is one of the largest factors constraining growth in smallholder markets. For smallholder farmers, this knowledge gap prevents them from using the inputs, applying the data, acquiring the...
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  • Human Centered Design for Scaling Agricultural Innovations

    The Global Innovation Week from September 28th to October 6th, 2017 was a forum for innovators, investors, and implementers to converge in Washington DC to exchange ideas about how innovation is integrated and impleme...
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  • Human Centered Design, Part Two

    Last week, Evan - an intern with the AgTech Team - wrote about a key message she heard at the Global Innovation Summit in Washington, DC: the importance of human centered design (HCD) in scaling innovations. This bott...
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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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  • 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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  • 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: 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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  • 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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