Videos fom the Event

Anita Campion on the benefits and challenges of forming public-private partnerships, and how understanding the partner's goals and expectations is critical.

Beth Keck on the private sector's role in sustainable agriculture and how Walmart has incorporated smallholder farmers in Central America into their retail supply chain.

Bill Marquard and John Mennel on how Deloitte uses partnerships to address social issues as part of their core business strategy, achieving profit and social impact simultaneously.

Kofi Owusu-Boakye on how USAID's warehouse receipts system in Tanzania has resulted brought the opportunity for smallholders farmers to get credit from banks and higher prices for their agricultural output.

Late Lawson-Lartego on CARE's market engagement strategy to empower women in Tamil Nadu by providing them with managerial expertise and working capital to make help make their businesses viable.

Alexandra Fiorillo on how Ideas42 applies insights from behavioral economics and behavioral psychology to key decisions smallholder farmers must make every day.

Photos from the Event

Cracking the Nut in The News


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Cracking the Nut’ on Public/Private Agricultural Investment (Interview with Nikolaus Eichman of AZMJ)

In its second year, the Cracking the Nut 2012 Conference, set for June 25-26 at the Enrique V. Iglesias Conference Center in Washington, D.C., has a narrow focus with broad implications: Leveraging public private partnerships to develop rural and agricultural markets. Improving value chains, successful investing and... Read More Here

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Wanted: Smart, Creative Capital

Last month’s “Cracking the Nut” conference, hosted by the development consulting firm AZMJ, focused on “Attracting Private Sector Investment to Rural and Agricultural Markets.” Throughout the sessions, it became clear that investment alone on the part of the private sector isn’t sufficient to... Read More Here

Partnering to Crack the Nut: Attracting Private Sector Investment to Rural and Agricultural Markets

At the Cracking the Nut Conference earlier this week, effective partnerships were highlighted as essential for success in growing rural agricultural markets. Despite a line up of sessions dedicated entirely to the subject, partnerships were discussed in almost every session... Read More Here

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