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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, February 25, 2015

One Drop at a Time : A new book examines how CARE's long-term efforts in the dairy value chain have benefited Bangladeshi farmers

By Kevin McKague and Muhamad Siddiquee

CARE's long-term work in the dairy sector in Bangladesh is considered one of the most intensely developed agricultural value chain initiatives in the world. Authors Kevin McKague and Muhamad Siddiquee discuss its business-centered successes in their new book, Making Markets More Inclusive: Lessons from CARE and the Future of Sustainability in Agricultural Value Chain Development.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Four Ways Big Data Can Improve Financial Lives: CFSI previews its upcoming report on harnessing data technology for the underserved market

By Eva Wolkowitz — CFSI

Big Data is a buzzword, but it's also a very real phenomenon: analysts estimate that annual data production will increase by a whopping 4300% between 2009 and 2020. In advance of a new report on the subject, the Center for Financial Services Innovation discusses four key trends driving Big Data innovation that can unlock value for both financial providers and consumers.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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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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