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June 2015
News in Agricultural Technology
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Bringing Biological Pest Control to Smallholders in Guatemala

As demand for agricultural products grown without chemical pesticides increases, the use of biological pest control is on the rise. But do smallholder farmers have access to biological pest control products?

In Guatemala, Popoyán is scaling up production, marketing, and sales of biological pest control with Partnering for Innovation's support. In addition to the sale of fungicides and beneficial insects, Popoyán will train more than 3,000 smallholder farmers in integrated pest management, enabling these farmers to meet market demand for clean horticultural products.

Read more about how Popoyán is engaging smallholder farmers here!

Funding Opportunity in Benin

Partnering for Innovation's newest funding solicitation is now open! 

We're looking for companies in Benin that are working in the shea butter, cashew, or aquaculture value chains to engage smallholder farmers. 

Spread the word! To learn more and apply, click here.

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AgAccelerator Lab 2015

Partnering for Innovation's flagship event was held this June in Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Twenty-eight people representing private sector companies from four continents attended this annual event.

Discussions this year focused on building businesses that effectively engage smallholder farmers. Four days of workshops delved into topics such as developing a pitch for investors, understanding smallholders as customers, and conducting market assessments.The event also gave participants a unique chance to meet face to face with others doing similar work.

Want to join the conversation? Head to the AgTechXChange, where you'll be part of a global community of companies and investors working to engage smallholder farmers in commercial value chains!


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