according to sabmiller, cassava is the biggest but least commercialized crop in africa. the beer manufacturer has identified this as an opportunity to support farmers and localize supply chains by producing a lager made from cassava, called impala.
afghanistan based mobile network, roshan has expanded its mobile banking service, m-paisa so that farmers can repay loans to the agricultural development fund (ADF).
part of an initiative to increase its grassroots customer base, bradesco seguros is using the novel newsstand approach to sell policies for accidental death and funeral insurance.
a high-security prison near hyderabad is launching an innovative scheme to turn convicts into “outsourcing providers” for local firms and eventually, it is hoped, international clients.
When China Met Africa provides a rare grass-roots view into one of the most important economic challenges of of our age, the fight for resources.
In India, a homegrown start-up is eating the social networking giant’s lunch. SMS GupShup (meaning “chit chat” in Hindi) has more than 35 million users to Facebook’s 12 million.
andrew youn’s organization offers farmers an investment package of seeds and fertilizer, weekly farm education, and market access that makes it possible for them to double their incomes.
Samasource empowers over 850 marginalized people, from refugees in Kenya to women in rural Pakistan, to receive life-changing work opportunities via the Internet. In parallel, they enable socially responsible companies, small businesses, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs in the US to contribute to…
A new perfume from Donna Karan at DKNY called pureDKNY‘s main ingredient, Vanilla, is being sourced directly from Uganda.
Most of the vanilla bean farmers in Uganda are women. DKNY hopes to improve livelihood of rural Ugandan women and…
We’ve all heard of outsourcing. Well, in the US a new trend is taking hold; Rural Sourcing.
Also called “rural outsourcing” and “onshoring,” CNNMoney.com reports, ruralsourcing outsources work to small, rural towns where the cost of living is…
Fair trade coffee is no longer uncommon; what’s unusual about Canadian AGRO Café is that it went so far as to create its own NGO arm to make sure it serves only coffee that’s ethically and environmentally sound.
Monaqasat is an online tendering service that covers all Middle Eastern markets. It has just recently passed AED 1 Billion in revenues.