Crisis such as COVID-19, locust plagues, and other disruptions highlight the need to manage risks in the agricultural supply chain more effectively. From input suppliers to producers to logistics, there are hidden risks along this continuum. Read more about how we address risks.
In recent years, donors have become more critical of the assistance they provide and are especially sensitive to perpetuating a model of donor dependency. And, rightly so because effective development projects should result in lasting change that goes beyond theContinue Reading
Crisis such as COVID-19 really uncovers the need for decision-makers to have reliable data in a timely manner – and in a way that allows for quick decision making. Read more about how we help decision makers with our data.
The progress made with digitalising agriculture in Africa over the years can be used as a strong foundation for new initiatives to alleviate the COVID-19’s impact on food security.
Combining SCOPE services with valuable local knowledge On April 16, 2020, SCOPEinsight launched the Local Expert Network (LEN) with experts from around the world. This network is a unique opportunity for local businesses to complete their service offering by addingContinue Reading
In Mali agricultural value chains are characterized by informality and fragmentation. And producers are overly reliant on intermediary actors to bridge gaps to create market access. Further compounding this problem is the access to finance.
he lessons learned from this project can serve as a roadmap for practitioners who wish to link producer organizations with market players like Subway.
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SCOPEinsight, MIX and AGRA are in a partnership to create the necessary market transparency to unlock financing for agri-SMEs in emerging markets.
SCOPEinsight worked with co-developers Bayer, CNFA, and the IFC to provide a solution for agro-input retailers to become stronger business partners and provide better services to farmers.
Access to finance is difficult for agri-SMEs. And financing agri-SMEs is difficult for financial institutions. For both sides there is a loss.
Five years ago, after so many assessments, we began to have a huge volume of data. At the time, we used excel to save the assessment data. However, we knew that we had to modernize; it was imperative to haveContinue Reading
One Client’s Stunning Results How can you continue to grow your business without breaking your budget? That was the challenge facing Africa Turnaround Limited (ATL), a Kenyan-based consulting firm that has been strengthening agribusinesses for the past 11 years toContinue Reading
To scale up SCOPE assessments, we rely on SCOPE Assessor Trainers who are from the community and are connected to and knowledgeable of the countries where the assessment is taking place. These Assessor trainees work with PHB Development, a specializedContinue Reading
At SCOPEinsight, the quality of data we give you is important to us. The quality of data we provide is characterized by the following four MAIN elements: 1. Accuracy, 2. Completeness, 3. Validity, and 4. Consistency.
Washington, D.C., December 3, 2019 In a “by-invitation-only” launch, AMEA members unveiled the Last Mile Retailer, a new product aimed professionalizing agro-input retailers using a standardized system to measure and train retailers. Hosted by AMEA, the launch was co-organized byContinue Reading
Blog by Juliet Macdowell (reposted from Agrilinks and Medium) At the turn of the 21st century, the development sector realized that alignment and partnership are paramount to achieving a shared vision of a prospering world. Therefore, following the Millennium DevelopmentContinue Reading
Antonie Fountain’s – Managing Director of the VOICE Network – keynote speech set the pace for the Only Way is Up Conference. In his impassioned talk, he called the participants to action by emphatically stating “it takes all of usContinue Reading
Focusing on farmer professionalism can lead to a plethora of positive development outcomes; its highly likely that these are the same outcomes your donor is interested in. The added benefit, however, to focusing on professionalism is that in time, youve successfully moved the needle from aid to self sufficiency for your target group.
Mistakes are fantastic opportunities for us to learn. So, we reviewed our quality control and feedback files (yes, we keep anonymous records of what works, what doesn’t and what needs to be improved). We asked our colleagues and partners about are the most re-occurring mistakes on agri-development projects. Below is the list of the top four mistakes encountered on projects.
Data is most useful when its actionable; but how to do this? Here are five strategies our biggest (and most successful) clients use to make data actionable