"I agree with this. I have talked with many women farmers who take loans from One Acre Fund and report that "peace has entered their homes" once they've increased their incomes from farming, and brought financial security to the…"
"Agreed. Lighting Africa is a great program. In fact, I would love to see a multilateral-sponsored program that funds innovative distribution models of all types of BoP products (solar, health, agriculture, etc). Distribution channels are often…"
"Women are 43% of the global agriculture force, so it's incredibly important to consider gender when thinking about marketing and distribution models. When delivering agriculture products and services, One Acre Fund has discovered that it's…"
"Very interesting. What is the best way to create that demand channel so that farmers know how to change the crops that they produce to meet demand of large buyers? A good flow of information is important--how does it work in the field?"
"For the rural poor, one of the biggest challenges is distribution. Once you develop an amazing product or service for the BoP, how do you actually get it within walking distance of where they live? There are some amazing low-cost solar lights that…"
"The majority of the world's poor are farmers, so the business models that have the largest impact on people at the BoP are agriculture businesses. In Kenya, there is a great company called Juhudi Kilimo that offers asset loans to…"
One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the tools and financing they need to grow their way out of hunger and poverty. Instead of giving handouts, the social enterprise invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income by supplying a complete service bundle of seeds and fertilizer, financing, training, and market education—and delivering those services within walking distance of the 180,000 rural farmers they serve. www.oneacrefund.org
Topics on my radar:
Agriculture, Base of the Pyramid, Finance and Investment, Inclusive Business Models, Women and Business