The first recorded use of pesticides was about 4500 years ago by Sumerians who used sulphur compounds to control insects and mites. Over the past several millennia, humans have continued to invent new ways of controlling unwanted pests in agriculture, to great benefit to society at large. The 1970s and 1980s saw the introduction of the world’s greatest selling herbicide, glyphosate. However, as concerns around the health and environmental impacts of these synthetic compounds grew, a whole new market of biopesticides emerged — naturally-derived compounds that offer equal or better performance and preserve human and environmental health. According to Bloomberg, the biopesticides market is forecasted to reach $13B by the end of 2029.
This webinar will provide insights into the rapidly growing market for biopesticides. Featured speakers include biopesticide expert Philip Rollinson, Marrone Bio Innovations Chief Sustainability Officer Keith Pitts, and Boundless Senior Research Analyst Fernanda Avila Swinburn. You won’t want to miss this topical discussion on the booming biopesticides market.
Time: 2 PM – 3 PM EDT
Digital technologies have enormous potential to affect large-scale change in low-income countries, particularly when it comes to increasing access to and usage of financial services. Recognizing the critical relationship between technology and economic opportunity, Accion Global Advisory Solutions works with financial service providers to bring meaningful digital products and services to micro-, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) globally.
Even with mobile penetration on the rise, not all MSMEs have the same needs; just because digital products are available does not mean MSMEs will avail them. Furthermore, while there is some evidence about the benefits of digital adoption on business growth and financial health, there is limited evidence to compare impact outcomes across different digital product types.
Recognizing these measurement challenges, Accion developed the MSME Digital Maturity and Product Impact Assessment in 2020. Accion is currently using this framework to implement a longitudinal study across seven countries to understand better how digital products impact customers’ lives.
They’re thrilled to have Emma Morse, the author of the tool, join them to discuss how Accion is leveraging the assessment to glean important insights about MSMEs. Emma will also touch on the importance of stakeholder engagement in designing and executing impact evaluations.