Many female smallholder farmers in Kenya have a hard time accessing markets. This happens because female farmers often lack information about market demand, have limited resources to run their own...
Climate change, volatile prices, changing consumption patterns, and increasing competition for agricultural land makes the hard business of farming even more challenging. How do we make our farming systems sustainable and resilient? In search for the answer to this question, we tend to focus on inputs and outputs, forgetting about the people who are at the center of the issue.
Inclusive Business Sweden, IBS, is a non-profit organisation and part of a global network of labs in 22 countries that supports organisations in the development of sustainable, innovative and inclusive business models. IBS is also working with the “Base of the Pyramid”, BoP, – the 4 billion individuals living on under $8 a day.
Cocoa farming was introduced in the Mount Fako region of Cameroon in 1886 by the Germans with the aim of supplying their local factories with raw materials (cocoa beans). They owned and managed vast hectares of cocoa plantations which were worked forcefully by indigenous slaves.