Agricultural Business

Powering Agriculture - An Energy Grand Challenge for Development Calls for Application

Powering Agriculture - An Energy Grand Challenge for Development, PAEGC, has launched its second Global Innovation Call. The Call opens at the 8th of December 2014, and the deadline for concept notes is 12th of February 2015.

Urban Livestock Production: "to be or not to be" - Expert Group on Urban Animals Is Looking for the Answer

Population growth poses many risks, but it also creates a lot of opportunities, and urban agriculture is one of them. Growing urban population with increasing incomes creates demand for a more diversified diet with a substantial fraction of animal products.

Fin4ag 2014 - Revolutionising finance for agri-value chains

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Agricultural finance institutions, and the policies, rules and regulations under which they operate, are lagging behind changes in the “real economy”. Recent years have seen significant innovations in certain countries but these are slow in spreading across borders or, for that matter, across institutions.

Business and Agroforestry: the Role of Public-Private Partnerships

A great deal of the World Congress on Agroforestry, held last week in New Delhi, focused on business: How to link smallholders to markets? How to make agroforestry profitable? How to engage major corporations? How to guarantee social and environmental sustainability while making money?