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,…

Why Amazon Should Sponsor Teachers

By 2030, countries must recruit almost 69 million teachers to provide every child with primary and secondary education: 24.4 million primary school teachers and 44.4 million secondary school teachers. This is likely to be a huge effort for governments, especially looking at the current ratio students:teacher, which ranges from 29:1 (Southern Asia) to 60:1 (Sub-Saharan…

Want To Be An Entrepreneur? No Need for Initial Capital

In several emerging economies business is mainly run by entrepreneurs. They are men and women, often below 44¬†years old, who see growth opportunities in challenging situations. In other words, they represent the backbone of their economy. However, their road to the market is often paved with obstacles, especially when they attempt to take innovative solutions…

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…

Moving Solid Waste to the Right Place

Approximately 25 % of the estimated 3,000 tonnes of solid waste generated daily in Nairobi gets collected, yet only about 900 tons reaches the Dandora dumpsite, leaving the rest remaining unaccounted for – we don’t know where it is, how much it is and what kind of waste it is. This is the case for…