Peter Chege: Hydroponics Africa Expanding to Fit Growing Need

It’s not a stretch to label Peter Chege the equivalent of the legendary Johnny Appleseed of sub-Saharan Africa due to hydroponics installations cropping up wherever he goes. He’s providing nourishment and marketable crops in water-starved regions,…

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Pivoting to Survive in South Africa: An Unusual Innovation Finds A Way

Business is a bumpy road with twists and turns. No one knows this better than Dr. Muthoni Masinde, who has a proven record of predicting drought in a region where dry conditions cause 70 percent…

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In Djibouti, the Impossible Takes Just a Little Longer Says Hydroponics Entrepreneur, Peter Chege

There is some controversy around the origin of the term: “The difficult we do immediately. The impossible takes a little longer.” But when it comes to sub-Saharan Africa, Peter Chege owns it. Chege is CEO…

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Naireeta Services Presents Bhungroo Innovation to the President of India

When the President of India wanted to discover best practices in innovations, his experts scoured the land. It’s not surprising that Naireeta Services’ “bhungroo invention” was front and center. Biplab Ketan Paul, a director of the…

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Sales: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Sales strategist Matt Seitz figuratively parachutes into developing markets in places like Bangladesh and Cambodia and advises them against being the stereotype of a used car salesman. Consultants like Seitz represent a vital link between…

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Jatin Yadav – The Business Doctor in Developing Markets

Jatin Yadav has worked with as many as 20 innovators in developing markets. He has a not-too-secret weapon that helps guide his successes. He helps them “look into the mirror so they can help themselves.”…

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Biogas Innovation in Developing Markets: It Takes a Village

In Uganda, where men tend to be the decision-makers and women the homemakers, how do you integrate into society an innovation that impacts the family but is traditionally a female chore – cooking? This was…

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Water Research Expert Dr. Joseph-Sunil Helps Manage Water Innovations in South Africa

South Africa ranks among the top 30 driest countries in the world, with half the water in the country’s rivers and dams coming from only eight percent of the water source areas. It’s unlikely that anyone…

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The Global Shark Tank

By Dr. Ku McMahan, Team Lead, Securing Water for Food I think there are hundreds of Shark Tank-style investors around the globe with a social conscience, an eye toward a fair profit, and the ability…

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Women Empowered and Yields Increased Finds Researcher – Evaluator for SWFF

When poet Robert Frost wrote of taking the “road less traveled,” he was being figurative. But when Pooja Gupta traveled those muddy, winding roads uphill in India, it was a very literal mission. As a researcher…

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