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Action research

What makes a good partnership? How to make a good partnership better? An action-research program led by the Partnerships Resource Centre in Rotterdam is helping to find the answers. The research provides insights on how the design and structure of partnership arrangements contribute to (or…

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Bootcamp: Building your Inclusive Agribusiness

Learn from 2SCALE how partnerships and bottom-up innovations can help you build a profitable and inclusive agribusiness. 2SCALE is an agribusiness incubator aiming to improve rural livelihoods and food & nutrition security in Africa by accelerating inclusive business in agri-food industries. Through public-private partnerships, smallholder…

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Better storage, better prices

Potato farmers in Kenya are in no rush to sell. A 2SCALE initiative, co-funded by the Irish embassy, is helping to build low-cost stores, allowing farmers to store their harvest until prices are more favorable. Two months of storage (rather than selling immediately after harvest)…

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Brokering the brokers

Brokers and middlemen have terrible reputations – but they are critical in any value chain involving smallholder farmers. Bulk buyers do not visit individual farms (or even cooperatives) because the quantities offered are usually small. Instead, they rely on brokers or aggregators. These brokers have…

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Round table discussions

To participate in the round table discussions you have to register in advance. Theme A: Youth employment In many African economies over 50% of young people in the age of 15 – 24 are unemployed. Many of them move to the cities to find a…

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National advisory committees formed

In each country, a National Advisory Committee of public and private sector experts provides advice on cluster portfolio development and supports the integration of 2SCALE activities into national strategies. Advisory Committees have been formed in six countries: Benin, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria and South Sudan.

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