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Business and Poverty

The vast majority of livelihoods in poor rural areas are in small family businesses, yet business seems little mentioned or understood in the poverty agenda. Often In the development community, when business is mentioned it is held up as the scourge of the poor – exploiting them to make profit for the rich – whilst working for a ‘not-for-profit’ is seen as virtuous. 740 more words


A Sugar Activity for Subsistence Farmers

Subsistence farming or agriculture is a form of farming where farmers mainly focus on growing enough food to be self-sufficient. Especially in African countries, where people are very dependent of own-grown food, this type of farming is very common. 369 more words

Student Projects

Value in chains

The beneficiaries of my Cambodian NGO are mostly subsistence farmers and my NGO’s support in the past has mainly been about helping these farmers to produce more. 203 more words


The Majesty of The Ozarks

I live in the Ozarks.  I was born elsewhere but once I recognized my birthing mistake, I corrected it and moved here.  This is home and I like it. 480 more words

Relishing Zambia: iDE, Farm Business Advisors and…Nshima?

iDE UK’s Programmes Manager, David Jackson fills us in on the latest from Zambia whilst sampling the nation’s favourite dish.

On my first field trip as the new Programmes Manager at… 504 more words


The Big Idea - Supply Chains and Green Mountain Coffee

In “The Big Idea: Creating Shared Value” from the Jan/Feb. edition of the Harvard Business Review, Michael Porter and Mark Kramer identify three key strategies in developing shared value within a company, one of which is changing the way Green Mountain Coffee Roasters ( 472 more words