Tag Archives: sustainable agricultural value chain development

New Market Opportunity: The Digitalisation of African Agriculture

By | July 12, 2019

Just over two weeks ago, I analyzed a report on the Digitalization of African Agriculture on twitter. Bandwidth heavy PDFs aren’t user friendly for mobile first or mobile only browsing environments, such as prevalent across much of the African continent, and ‘granulating’ reports is something I’ve gotten into the habit of doing quite regularly for… Read More »

Lowering the barriers to effective communication is the key to sustainable development

By | August 21, 2016

One of the challenges that we discovered during our multistakeholder workshop in The Hague a few years ago was that people tended to fall back on their expertise when faced with the discomfort of empathizing with farmer’s needs. Particularly so when the farmers in question were from Africa, and not from their own regions. Our… Read More »

Collapsing the sustainable agricultural value chain of commodities with a single tweet

By | December 29, 2015

Tony Addison of UNU-Wider, in Helsinki, just tweeted this photograph, expressing his pleasure at seeing Rwandan coffee at his favourite coffee shop, Roastery. I retweeted it and within minutes, Josh Kariuki proudly tweeted that his neighbourhood Gachatha coffee, from Nyeri county in Kenya, was being sold far away in Helsinki, Finland, by name. The next… Read More »

An Introduction to Human Centered Design for Policy Makers in International Development

By | May 11, 2015

I’m making available the article based on our work with the Dutch government a couple of years ago. Download PDF