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African M4P meets Scottish Aquaculture

In the UK branch of Imani, based in Glasgow, Scotland, we work regularly on Scottish private sector development projects as well as those in Africa and elsewhere: indeed, it is part of our philosophy that we don’t put wealthy countries in one box and poorer ones in another.Over the past year, we and a marine research partner SRSL have been assessing the benefits to Scotland of aquaculture (i.e. fish-farming and related activities).But … we brought a very different approach to the project: we…See More
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African M4P meets Scottish Aquaculture

In the UK branch of Imani, based in Glasgow, Scotland, we work regularly on Scottish private sector development projects as well as those in Africa and elsewhere: indeed, it is part of our philosophy that we don’t put wealthy countries in one box and poorer ones in another.Over the past year, we and a marine research partner SRSL have been assessing the benefits to Scotland of aquaculture (i.e. fish-farming and related activities).But … we brought a very different approach to the project: we…See More
May 27
A blog post by Andrew Parker was featured

CAFOD MSME report

Interesting post (and larger report) from CAFOD: looking at the importance of MSMEs and the constraints on their development. A neat summary pie chart highlighting issues many of us will be familiar with.http://cafodpolicy.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/thinking-small-who-me/See More
Nov 25, 2013
Andrew Parker posted a blog post

CAFOD MSME report

Interesting post (and larger report) from CAFOD: looking at the importance of MSMEs and the constraints on their development. A neat summary pie chart highlighting issues many of us will be familiar with.http://cafodpolicy.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/thinking-small-who-me/See More
Nov 22, 2013
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Apr 24, 2013
A blog post by Andrew Parker was featured

Food supplement or novel food? Do you know your EU Regulations?

On my travels, I’ve met with many incredible people in the agro-food industry, from CEOs to smallholder farmers, who are determined to get their products to market and to earn a good living in doing so. But often the product falls down for some quality or certification requirement in the destination market that has not been appreciated by the producer. I know that many people in Africa and Asia are suspicious of the EU and US trade barriers on such matters, but I can confirm from experience…See More
Jan 9, 2013
Andrew Parker posted a blog post

Food supplement or novel food? Do you know your EU Regulations?

On my travels, I’ve met with many incredible people in the agro-food industry, from CEOs to smallholder farmers, who are determined to get their products to market and to earn a good living in doing so. But often the product falls down for some quality or certification requirement in the destination market that has not been appreciated by the producer. I know that many people in Africa and Asia are suspicious of the EU and US trade barriers on such matters, but I can confirm from experience…See More
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A blog post by Andrew Parker was featured

Interesting document on entrepreneurship by the IFC

Hi All,You might be interested in this recent document on entrepreneurship from the IFC - it seeks to showcase how large businesses and others can work with BoP entrepreneurs.CIB%2BInclusive%2BBusiness%2BPROOF.pdfAndrewSee More
Nov 23, 2012
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Interesting document on entrepreneurship by the IFC

Hi All,You might be interested in this recent document on entrepreneurship from the IFC - it seeks to showcase how large businesses and others can work with BoP entrepreneurs.CIB%2BInclusive%2BBusiness%2BPROOF.pdfAndrewSee More
Nov 23, 2012
Karen Smith commented on Andrew Parker's blog post Afri-Nut - an important project in Malawi
"Hi David - if you want to get in contact with Afri-Nut then drop me a line at karen@imanidevelopment.com and I will put you in touch with the MD. "
Jun 13, 2012
David Elias commented on Andrew Parker's blog post Afri-Nut - an important project in Malawi
" I am Tanzania my company dealing with peanut butter processing, Iam very interest if you can scaling up the your project in Tanzania. David Elias Arusha Tanzanuia"
Jun 13, 2012
Andrew Parker replied to Soji Apampa's discussion Do You Know What Your Partner Wants? in the group Nigeria Network
"Thanks Soji - great thoughts! A"
Jan 16, 2012
Karen Smith commented on Andrew Parker's blog post Muddy Waters in Edinburgh: Scottish Views on Inclusive Business
"A belated response Andrew but just wanted to echo that there is definitely greyness between IB and CSR.  Supposing a company puts money into education, health, water, etc, for local communities. One would immediately label this as CSR. However,…"
Jan 10, 2012
Andrew Parker commented on Chibbonta Chilalal's blog post YamBEEji rice intensefication
"Thanks Chibbonta - very interesting, and good to see there's demand for the crops.  I agree that by improving yields, people can get much more income which would be a win-win situation. I have been involved in a project that uses neem…"
Jan 9, 2012

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In-Country Advisor for BIF
About My Work
Working with Business Innovation Facility in Malawi
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Malawi, Zambia
Issues of Interest
Inclusive Business: Value Chains, Inclusive Business: Products and Services, Low carbon and climate resilient business models, Working in partnership, Impact assessment, Investment Climate & Regulation, Working with farmers & the informal sector, Role of donors/governments, Driving & managing change inside the company
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African M4P meets Scottish Aquaculture

In the UK branch of Imani, based in Glasgow, Scotland, we work regularly on Scottish private sector development projects as well as those in Africa and elsewhere: indeed, it is part of our philosophy that we don’t put wealthy countries in one box and poorer ones in another.

Over the past year, we and a marine research partner SRSL have been assessing the benefits to Scotland of aquaculture (i.e. fish-farming and related activities).

But … we…

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Posted on May 27, 2014 at 11:30

CAFOD MSME report

Interesting post (and larger report) from CAFOD: looking at the importance of MSMEs and the constraints on their development. A neat summary pie chart highlighting issues many of us will be familiar with.

http://cafodpolicy.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/thinking-small-who-me/

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 11:11

Food supplement or novel food? Do you know your EU Regulations?

On my travels, I’ve met with many incredible people in the agro-food industry, from CEOs to smallholder farmers, who are determined to get their products to market and to earn a good living in doing so. But often the product falls down for some quality or certification requirement in the destination market that has not been appreciated by the producer. 

I know that many people in Africa and Asia are suspicious of the EU and US trade barriers on such matters, but I can confirm from…

Continue

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 19:41

Interesting document on entrepreneurship by the IFC

Hi All,

You might be interested in this recent document on entrepreneurship from the IFC - it seeks to showcase how large businesses and others can work with BoP entrepreneurs.

CIB%2BInclusive%2BBusiness%2BPROOF.pdf

Andrew

Posted on November 23, 2012 at 9:24

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At 16:06 on June 21, 2011, Benjamin Gatland said…

Hi Andrew, yes its great! I came across it by chance today but looks like a good way to keep updated with the latest in Malawi. I will get a few more of the FT guys to start using it. Hope you well, 

Benjamin. 

 
 
 
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