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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Creating an Efficient Funnel for Inclusive Business: How agri-processors, farmers, food banks and the government are blending an alliance

By Juliana Mutis and Marcela Arango

Minka-Dev helped a growing food ingredients company in Colombia connect with smallholder farmers. The authors, both from Minka-Dev, detail the process, which involves not only farmers, but also food banks, government and business players.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Striving for Consistency: A new guide aims to standardize impact assessments of the growing microinsurance market

By Julia Graham

Estimates suggest there are close to 270 million microinsurance clients in the developing world, with a potential market estimated at 3 to 4 billion policies. But while assessing the social impact of this growing sector is vital to improving product design, there is a dearth of consistency amongst the impact assessments being conducted. Microinsurance Network created “A Practical Guide to Impact Assessments” to address this challenge.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

NexThought Monday – Test Tubers: Why potatoes in Bangladesh are turning heads in the Andes

By Scott MacMillan

If you’re a subsistence farmer of potatoes, cassava or bananas, you’ll often sow your crops by taking cuttings from other plants. An alternative method of in vitro micro-propagation involves cloning plantlets in a laboratory setting. This can lead to dramatic gains in crop yields, but it's expensive. But there may be a low-tech solution.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

NextBillion’s (First) Market Dynamics E-book: A compilation of posts from the first year of our initiative

By NextBillion Editor

The market – the same supply and demand interplay that has helped create order and prosperity in the developed world – is failing to serve health care in the developing world. That’s why “market dynamics” has become a term du jour in global health, and why NextBillion Health Care in spring 2014 launched an initiative aimed to exploring the concept. Now we’ve added an e-book.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Operations Associate

Posted by Impact Business Leaders

The Operations Associate will be a crucial team member, working on all areas of the organization, with a special focus on building all-around operations management skills in program management, communications, data management, marketing/recruitment, technology, and customer relations. In collaboration with the COO, the Operations Associate will be responsible for managing the logistics of all IBL training workshops and many other duties. See the full description.

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