Shane Heywood

Musings on market-oriented approaches to International Development

Tag Archives: agriculture

The “1099” / “Sharing” economy and Social Impact: When ‘good’ jobs go ‘bad’?

“For many people in emerging markets, a reliable job is the most effective means of escaping poverty.  Steady jobs change lives” [EY Growth Services] Sharing is not always caring Deliveroo, … Continue reading

September 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Expanding the realm of re-imagination: looking beyond South Africa to…Ethiopia

Possibly running the risk of over-use, ‘re-imagining’ has captured the keystrokes and the voices of corporate, public and social organizations. From how I understand it, the phrase seeks to capture … Continue reading

June 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Risky business: the dangerous myth of the ‘risk-averse’ small –holder farmer

Betting the farm. Literally. At least a few men and women have made a bet which in one stroke changed their fortune. George Soros is one example whose bet against … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why Farmers Don’t Share and How (Hopefully) to Fix It

There is a widely accepted story (gospel, even) that farmers (particularly those in rural areas) eagerly share information. The belief is that neighbours, in the bucolic hills and valleys of … Continue reading

July 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

Enterprises Acting As Businesses are the Most Powerful Force for Social Impact

This post is part of a three part series on which enterprise model is best placed to successfully improve livelihoods in the developing world. For a catch-up, please read the … Continue reading

June 4, 2011 · 1 Comment

Wrong Approach and Wrong Model: Social Enterprises and the Delivery of Goods and Services to Low-Income Consumers

Last week in a visit to low-income farmers in rural Kenya , one farmer recounted that he was only able to yield a limited amount of maize for sale because … Continue reading

May 16, 2011 · 2 Comments

From Invisible to Visible: Empowering Female Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa

What if you found yourself guilty of a foible so evident in the actions of others? What if in trying to enable others to achieve growth, you find that it … Continue reading

May 7, 2011 · 1 Comment

Invisible Farmers: Kenyan Women in Agriculture

In Fantastic Four, a comic and movie about a superhero team, Sue Storm has the power of invisibility. While initially difficult to control, she later learns to be invisible at … Continue reading

April 15, 2011 · 2 Comments

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