SNV’s work in Zambia's agriculture sector features in new publication titled Entrepreneurship and Sustainability: Business Solutions for Poverty Alleviation from around the World by Daphne Halkias and Paul Thurman.
Due for release on September 28, the publication includes a chapter on “Collaborative multi-stakeholder approach to entrepreneurship skills development in Zambia” co-authored by Ekanath Khatiwada of SNV in Zambia and Assistant Professor Norma Juma of Washburn University in the United States.
The authors provide case studies that contest the conception that not-for-profit organisations that involve themselves in social entrepreneurship are the only ones that contribute to the alleviation of poverty. Instead, the case studies that are presented show that bringing commercial investors together with players that are strategically placed enables them to reach the poorest customers. The chapter highlights SNV’s efforts to improve human capital at different levels of the economy in Zambia, and how various development partners are engaged to achieve this objective. The chapter further gives examples of SNV’s work in the development of supply chain accessibility and value chain efficiency in the agricultural sector. Examples are drawn from bee products, the rice and biofuel value chains to illustrate SNV’s facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes in the country’s agricultural sector.
The book, however, does not only focus on finding business solutions in developing countries but also looks at how this appraoch can affect poverty in high-income countries globally.
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