Update on Timber-Paparazzis: Progress and Learnings

It has been a while since we last updated our business models for impact, nevertheless we worked on several projects and have some exciting news and learnings about the “paparazzi” business model to share: The idea got funded In partnership with the NGO Fairventures Worldwide we applied for the Google Impact Challenge Germany. After several…

How Paparazzi Can Help Reforestation

About 1.6 billion people in the world are directly dependent on forests, as they provide livelihoods, business opportunities and energy generation. However, taking a broader perspective, we are all “forest people”, as forests present a cornerstone to respond to climate change. Despite this pressing importance, it is well known that forests throughout the world are…

Farm Smarter, Not Harder

There is no way around it: farming has to become more productive Agricultural growth is seen as a precursor of economic transformation as countries such as China, India and Vietnam recently demonstrate. In Africa, agriculture accounts for two thirds of livelihoods and food accounts for two thirds of the household budgets of poor people however,…

Cooled and Sparked Entrepreneurship

Electrification is one key to progress – yet the single hardest thing to achieve. Millions of people in rural areas throughout the world are excluded from electricity supply, this is inspite the fact that electricity plays such a vital role in basic progress. There are many reasons why electrification in rural areas is lacking. In…