Posts by Donna Rosa
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We’re Undervaluing Value Addition: How Ag Processing Will Fortify Food Security, Incomes and Development
The world's cocoa farmers get only 3 percent of the value of a chocolate bar, and Africa, home to 60 percent of the world’s arable land, is a net importer of food that could be processed at lower cost on the continent. The problem is that agriculture producers in emerging markets grow the crops only to watch as others grab the profits. The solution, says Donna Rosa, is to improve the solid food processing industries in developing countries.
- agribusiness, agriculture, Base of the Pyramid, business development, entrepreneurship, farmers, farming, global agriculture, government, lending, microcredit, microfinance, MSMEs, small and medium enterprises, smallholder farmers, social enterprise, social entrepreneur, social entrepreneurship, social impact