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Media: Two new publications by AgDevCo’s Smallholder Development Unit offer guidance and practical tools to agribusinesses wanting to make use of technology to drive improvements in service delivery and have a positive impact on smallholder farmers.
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Do you currently have a smallholder outgrower scheme? Are you wondering how to improve your business performance? Or are you planning to develop a new outgrower scheme?

AgDevCo has found that more inclusive outgrower schemes benefit agribusinesses. This...

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Spotlight: Can new technologies reduce the cost of training for Africa’s smallholder farmers, with a significant positive impact on agribusinesses and, therefore, on the farmers they work with? The jury is still out, but the idea was tested recently when AgDevCo’s Smallholder Development Unit (SDU) hosted a Knowledge Sharing Workshop in Kampala.
Tool: Download the materials below, including presentation slides, the webinar recording, to learn how organizations such as AgDevCo and Opportunity International, are integrating both business and social goals to empower women in smallholder finance.
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Spotlight: Women comprise approximately 50% of the labor force in sub-Saharan Africa but are less likely to participate in agribusinesses’ outgrower schemes than men. As a result, women lose out on opportunities for increasing their income and economic empowerment – and agribusinesses miss opportunities for increasing productivity, product quality, and stability in their supply chain.