Shalin 2015

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Enterprise and Innovation in Agriculture: Making banana value chain create wealth and jobs for youth

  We have now been in Uganda for the last 3 months. Some of you may know that Uganda is the second highest producer of bananas in the world. The bananas are mainly produced in western and central regions of the country, both as cash and food crop. Banana constitutes a major characteristic of this place, and even more so in Mbarara, where we are...

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Enterprise and Innovation in Agriculture: Making banana value chain create wealth and jobs for youth

Developing a business plan with mixed objectives requires more than just data and targeted funding

For the past few months I have been trying to lay the foundations for developing a business plan for Vikuruti farm. In addition to its agricultural activities, the farm works as a rehabilitation center for former drug users and provides them with vocational skills related to sustainable agriculture and renewable energy technologies. My job at Vikuruti is now done. I have returned to Finland, but...

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Developing a business plan with mixed objectives requires more than just data and targeted funding

Agribusiness modelling in Africa

It has been a hectic week in Nairobi, Kenya. We attended African Agribusiness Incubator Conference which gathered together organizations, farmers, institutions, research institutes and universities as well as private sector represents. They were there to discuss, innovate and network to create new scenarios for the agribusiness of Africa. Even though we knew already that agriculture is the most important sector in the economy of the...

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Agribusiness modelling in Africa


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