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Georgina Turner commented on Practitioner Hub's group Agriculture Network
"Hi all, The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) has released a fourth call for interested parties to submit proposals - deadline is 2 May 2014.  "CFC provides financing to organisations and enterprises engaged in commodity value…"
Apr 22
A blog post by Georgina Turner was featured

Supporting agribusiness: Are NGOs the right partners?

Most rural households in the developing world rely on subsistence farming for food security but, increasingly, agriculture is also the main income source for these vulnerable groups. Inclusive agribusiness seeks to benefit these low income farmers by engaging them in an agribusiness or an agribusiness ecosystem - improving their productivity and helping them to reach profitable and secure markets.However, these farmers may lack the skills or resources to really benefit from this engagement. So…See More
Jun 27, 2013
Georgina Turner posted a blog post

Supporting agribusiness: Are NGOs the right partners?

Most rural households in the developing world rely on subsistence farming for food security but, increasingly, agriculture is also the main income source for these vulnerable groups. Inclusive agribusiness seeks to benefit these low income farmers by engaging them in an agribusiness or an agribusiness ecosystem - improving their productivity and helping them to reach profitable and secure markets.However, these farmers may lack the skills or resources to really benefit from this engagement. So…See More
Jun 27, 2013
Georgina Turner added a discussion to the group Agriculture Network
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Building bridges between agribusiness and development

The Guardian 'Farming and Food Security Hub' encourages debate and knowledge exchange for a variety of agricultural topics. In this article, their panel from the Global Development Professionals Network puts forward opinions on aligning agribusiness and development through a holistic approach, click here to find out moreSee More
Jun 12, 2013
A blog post by Georgina Turner was featured

Inclusive Agribusiness: Linking Smallholder Farmers to Markets

Whilst working in agricultural development in Malawi I find that the same two questions keep on coming up again and again: ‘I want to source commodity directly from smallholder, how can I do this??’  ‘Smallholders are getting a raw deal, how can they sell directly to companies and get better market prices??’…See More
Jun 7, 2013
A blog post by Georgina Turner was featured

SABMiller does Inclusive Business through Cassava Beer

SABMiller does Inclusive Business: their cassava beer is a win-win for the company and small-scale farmers – click hereto find out more and read the case studySee More
May 7, 2013
Georgina Turner posted a blog post

SABMiller does Inclusive Business through Cassava Beer

SABMiller does Inclusive Business: their cassava beer is a win-win for the company and small-scale farmers – click hereto find out more and read the case studySee More
May 6, 2013
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"Transforming rubbish into compost in Nairobi…"
May 2, 2013
Georgina Turner replied to Camille Ch's discussion Making the most of Agricultural Development in the group Agriculture Network
"I am personally very interested in how the informal trading sector an be included/targeted by market linkage initiatives. But I think the wider BIF audience are looking for case study examples as to how theoretical ideas work out in…"
Apr 26, 2013
Camille Ch replied to Georgina Turner's discussion 'Spore' online magazine for agriculture and rural development in the group Agriculture Network
"Thanks, this is very useful!"
Apr 23, 2013
Georgina Turner added a discussion to the group Agriculture Network
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'Spore' online magazine for agriculture and rural development

Spore is a great magazine on agriculture and rural development, it is worth taking a look at.They often report on interesting partnerships in agricultural projects that might be interesting for your work and they cover a range of topics and regions. Have a look at it using this link http://spore.cta.int/index.php?lang=en.  See More
Apr 23, 2013
Georgina Turner replied to Camille Ch's discussion Making the most of Agricultural Development in the group Agriculture Network
"Hi Camille, Thank you for posting this resource on the Agricultural Network, it is exactly the kind of input that is useful to many of the Hub community and beyond!  I am currently putting together an 'Insider' BIF resource that looks…"
Apr 23, 2013
Georgina Turner commented on Practitioner Hub's group Agriculture Network
"Try this http://api.ning.com/files/NTojadR4gpOZfOkScMyBHUVTXvj8iX4gkCe4I5U7Z8U9vDiVLQvXEoMX6agc8F-5W*ukLxZB8*kL*weCz-cES9dJZ72e6p8Q/Spotlight_SmallholderMarketLinkages_Nov2012.pdf"
Feb 5, 2013
Georgina Turner commented on Practitioner Hub's group Agriculture Network
"Hi Shadid, Have a look at this Spotlight, it gives a good overview of linking smallholders to markets from the Malawi perspective. Are you interested in any crops in particular? Thanks, Georgina"
Feb 5, 2013
A blog post by Georgina Turner was featured

Charcoal in Zambia: can sustainability be achieved through inclusive business?

In June last year I went to Lusaka, the Zambian capital, for the first time. One of the pieces of work I was to complete was a value chain analysis of the charcoal industry along one of the supply routes into Lusaka.Having seen the destructive power of the charcoal trade first hand in Malawi I was interested to see how the situation compared in neighbouring Zambia. In Malawi, the charcoal trade is illegal and yet over 13% of total forest cover has been lost in the past decade leaving coverage…See More
Jan 22, 2013
Georgina Turner posted a blog post

Charcoal in Zambia: can sustainability be achieved through inclusive business?

In June last year I went to Lusaka, the Zambian capital, for the first time. One of the pieces of work I was to complete was a value chain analysis of the charcoal industry along one of the supply routes into Lusaka.Having seen the destructive power of the charcoal trade first hand in Malawi I was interested to see how the situation compared in neighbouring Zambia. In Malawi, the charcoal trade is illegal and yet over 13% of total forest cover has been lost in the past decade leaving coverage…See More
Jan 22, 2013

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Development Consultant
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Imani Development is an international organisation specialising in economic development consulting. My particular interest is the impact of social and economic development on environmental resources.
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Georgina Turner's Blog

Supporting agribusiness: Are NGOs the right partners?

Most rural households in the developing world rely on subsistence farming for food security but, increasingly, agriculture is also the main income source for these vulnerable groups. Inclusive agribusiness seeks to benefit these low income farmers by engaging them in an agribusiness or an agribusiness ecosystem - improving their productivity and helping them to reach profitable and secure markets.

However, these farmers may lack the skills or resources to really benefit from this…

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Posted on June 27, 2013 at 9:00

Inclusive Agribusiness: Linking Smallholder Farmers to Markets

Whilst working in agricultural development in Malawi I find that the same two questions keep on coming up again and again: ‘I want to source commodity directly from smallholder, how can I do this??’  ‘Smallholders are getting a raw deal, how can they sell directly to companies and get better market prices??’…

Continue

Posted on June 6, 2013 at 14:00

SABMiller does Inclusive Business through Cassava Beer

SABMiller does Inclusive Business: their cassava beer is a win-win for the company and small-scale farmers – click here

to find out more and…

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Posted on May 6, 2013 at 7:35

Charcoal in Zambia: can sustainability be achieved through inclusive business?

In June last year I went to Lusaka, the Zambian capital, for the first time. One of the pieces of work I was to complete was a value chain analysis of the charcoal industry along one of the supply routes into Lusaka.

Having seen the destructive power of the charcoal trade first hand in Malawi I was interested to see how the situation compared in neighbouring Zambia. In Malawi, the charcoal trade is illegal and yet over 13% of total forest cover has been lost in the past decade leaving…

Continue

Posted on January 22, 2013 at 10:00

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At 13:32 on June 15, 2012, Lucia Labouchere said…

Thank you Georgie.  I will get something to you on VSLA and developing agricultural skills - also interesting is the difference between northern and southern regions of Malawi - much more wealth up here it seems.

At 18:44 on May 9, 2012, GITAU MBURE said…

Thanks, Georgina. I will try to put some info on WALA agribusiness in the coming weeks. The platform has quite a bit of interesting info which I think will benefit our work and we also look forward to sharing our lessons. 

Gitau

At 8:56 on December 13, 2011, Dan Ghambi said…

I would love to join the agriculture network. what should I do

At 6:22 on November 9, 2011, Andrew C Simpson said…

thanks Georgina - enjoy the output of the practitioner hub - keen to find a route to get involved and to find some synergies for initiatives here in SA

At 14:21 on November 3, 2011, Navin Kumar said…

Hi Georgie,

I just read the article and its very intresting. This is something that we want to do as we scale up our outgrower progammes on Cassava and Potato. Using moblie technology for technical backstopping to alert farmers on spray schedules, pest and diseases etc is already in place in parts of India and we want to bring this into our areas of operations in the near future. There is also the question of how to charge mobile phones in rural areas ? Solar powered phone charges ? I am sure someone has thought of this too

Cheers and talk to you soon

At 15:53 on October 4, 2011, Caroline Ashley, Editor said…
Great blog Georgie, and fascinating to get your thoughts on the value of middlemen.  Thanks!  Caroline
 
 
 
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