Linking Smallholder Farmers to High-value Markets in El Salvador

Linking Smallholder Farmers to High-value Markets in El Salvador

Acceso El Salvador, a social business built by the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership that bridges the gap between smallholder farmers and buyers, joins Business Call to Action San Salvador, 16 June 2017 –Acceso El Salvador (Acceso), a social business that improves the livelihoods of farmers in El Salvador, has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA), an alliance that challenges companies… read more

Hooked on Sustainable Fish? Great – Now Let’s Help Fishers Who Net Them

Hooked on Sustainable Fish? Great – Now Let’s Help Fishers Who Net Them

  Alethia Kang / Andres Baiza “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.” – Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 “The risks of overfishing and unsustainable natural resource use are tending to increase. … Pollution, environmental degradation, climate change, diseases and natural and human-induced disasters add to the threats to fish workers’ livelihoods. Shrinking catches… read more

Building sustainable supply chains to reverse the “Paradox of the Starving Farmer”

Building sustainable supply chains to reverse the “Paradox of the Starving Farmer”

By Mark Gunton, CEO, Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership and Eduardo Tugendhat, Global Director of Thought Leadership, Palladium Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on Palladium. This week’s Positive Impact Summit in London is bringing together a diverse range of stakeholders to discuss ways to create enduring economic and social value for businesses and societies. It will be an opportunity to… read more

On the Podcast: What’s next for the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership? An Interview with CEO Mark Gunton

On the Podcast: What’s next for the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership? An Interview with CEO Mark Gunton

The Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (CGEP) was established nearly a decade ago, and over the years, it has experimented with and replicated businesses that connect smallholder farmers and women entrepreneurs in emerging markets with companies that can move markets themselves. Along the way, the partnership has worked to scale up poverty-fighting distribution, supply chain and training center enterprises in Latin America, India… read more

Improving livelihoods for smallholder farmers through mobile technology

Improving livelihoods for smallholder farmers through mobile technology

Unilever is partnering with Vodafone to implement and rollout mobile technology to smallholder farmers, helping create a more inclusive supply chain and build direct relationships by connecting with farmers on a regular basis. A pilot, which will test the scalability for other regions and supply chains, will work with tea farmers in Tanzania and coconut sugar farmers in Indonesia. Its… read more

The Formal World Economy Was Failing Women and Small Farmers. So This Guy Built a New One.

The Formal World Economy Was Failing Women and Small Farmers. So This Guy Built a New One.

This fall, the United Nations is preparing to launch its 17 Sustainable Development Goals—an extraordinary action plan to solve the world’s biggest problems by 2030. Over the coming months, we’ll be connecting with The Local Globalists: 17 nonprofit founders, entrepreneurs, and social innovators who are working every day, wherever they are, to turn one of the U.N.’s #globalgoals into reality.  Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and… read more

Turbo Charging Development - Making the SDGs a Reality

Turbo Charging Development – Making the SDGs a Reality

In New York last week global leaders adopted a set of ambitious goals and targets to set the world on a new course. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have committed us to eradicating extreme poverty, fighting injustice and inequality, and taking urgent action on climate change. It is clear that we have reached a tipping point for change in 2015… read more

Chelsea Clinton ends Haiti visit that focused on country's women

Chelsea Clinton ends Haiti visit that focused on country’s women

POULY, HAITI A poised and soft-spoken Chelsea Clinton stood inside the concrete storage room in this central Haiti rural village, peppering her host with questions about aflatoxins, profit margins and market access. “What percentage of the peanuts are consumed here in Haiti and are exported?’’ Clinton asked Robert Johnson, the general manager of acceso, which works to empower peanut farmers… read more

This Initiative Could Help 60,000 Poor Farmers

This Initiative Could Help 60,000 Poor Farmers

Farmers in the developing world will soon benefit from an effort aiming to pull their communities up the economic ladder. The Enhanced Livelihoods Investment Initiative (ELII) could help improve the lives of as many as 60,000 local farmers throughout Africa, Latin America, South Asia and the Caribbean. Over a three-year period, at least $10 million will be used to launch… read more

What can farmers do with a $10m grant? Maybe fix the global supply chain

What can farmers do with a $10m grant? Maybe fix the global supply chain

A Unilever and the Clinton Foundation grant could be a significant step towards smoothing out the global supply chain. But will it meet its lofty goals? Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and former US President Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative’s 2015 Winter Meeting in New York, where an initiative to support smallholder farmers in developing countries… read more

Clinton Global Initiative: A Market-Based Approach To Lift Millions Out of Poverty

Clinton Global Initiative: A Market-Based Approach To Lift Millions Out of Poverty

2.5 billion people are involved in smallholder agriculture globally, accounting for an estimated 500 million small farms producing 80% of the food consumed in emerging markets, from Southern Asia to sub-Saharan Africa. Imagine what might be accomplished with an infusion of capital for skills training and capacity-building to help such smallholder farmers to increase yields and their incomes, while farming… read more

Unilever, Acumen and the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership announce USD $10 million Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action to support smallholder farmers

Unilever, Acumen and the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership announce USD $10 million Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action to support smallholder farmers

February 10, 2015 (New York, NY) – Unilever, Acumen and the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership, an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, have launched a landmark Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action called the Enhanced Livelihoods Investment Initiative (ELII) to improve the livelihoods of as many as 300,000 smallholder farmers and their communities in Africa, South Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean…. read more

Partnership is Good for Peanut Production in Haiti

Partnership is Good for Peanut Production in Haiti

Peanut farmers in the Peasant’s Association of Savanne Longue in Haiti had a very productive 2014 growing season. In part, this was the culmination of years of collaboration between an array of government, university, civil society, and private sector partners on food security. For the past three years, Missouri-based non-profit Meds & Food for Kids – which sources nutritious food… read more

PROFILES OF PHILANTHROPY: MEET THE KINDEST (AND COOLEST) PEOPLE IN VANCOUVER

PROFILES OF PHILANTHROPY: MEET THE KINDEST (AND COOLEST) PEOPLE IN VANCOUVER

Meet Frank Giustra. Entrepreneur, song writer, foodie and most importantly – an incredibly generous philanthropist. He is our first feature for ‘Profiles of Philanthropy – Meet the kindest (and coolest) people in Vancouver’. Mr. Giustra donates to a broad-range of charities locally and internationally. Ranging from local charities including The Boys Club Network, StreettoHome and internationally like the Elton John Aids Foundation and the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (yes,… read more

Social Enterprise In Haiti Transforms The Lives Of Peanut Farmers

Social Enterprise In Haiti Transforms The Lives Of Peanut Farmers

Forbes.com | 7/05/2014 @ 1:20PM The Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership recently announced the launch of its latest social enterprise. Called Acceso Peanut Enterprise Corp., it’s aimed at the more than 12,000 small holder peanut farmers in Haiti. The Partnership, founded  in 2007, is an initiative of the Clinton Foundation focused on economic development and poverty alleviation. About two-and-a-half years ago, it changed its… read more

Four Questions on How a New Venture is Benefiting Peanut Farmers

Four Questions on How a New Venture is Benefiting Peanut Farmers

Earlier this week, we launched the Acceso Peanut Enterprise Corporation, a Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership venture in conjunction with Fundación Carlos Slim, which aims to improve the supply chain of peanut farms in Haiti. President Clinton and Canadian philanthropist Frank Giustra visited one of the depots that are providing peanut farmers with training, supplies, and a market for their harvests…. read more

The Story of Afro-Colombian Hilaria has deeply moved Carlos Vives

The Story of Afro-Colombian Hilaria has deeply moved Carlos Vives

Bolívar | 05-06-2014 12:08:00 |  ELHERALD.CO Afro-Colombian Hilaria Sandoval Teran, 41, deeply moved singer Carlos Vives, the U.S. ambassador to Colombia, Kevin Whitaker, and about 50 special guests. Some wept as she told them her tragic life. She detailed her grim moments, but also her rebirth and courage. In I989 a group of armed man, who were illegally operating in the area,… read more

On Course to Becoming the World's Largest Job Creator

On Course to Becoming the World’s Largest Job Creator

The Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership is trying to prove that creating jobs is the best way to tackle global poverty. Walmart is currently the country’s largest employer, with some 2.2 million employees all around the world. If all goes according to plan, the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership is poised to surpass that number within a decade. Founded by President Bill Clinton and… read more

Bill Clinton Talks Global Agriculture

Bill Clinton Talks Global Agriculture

When people think of America’s former president, farming isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind. But the philanthropist sees global agriculture as containing some of the biggest issues of our time – namely, food security and feeding the planet. We talk to Clinton about all that, and his Great-Uncle Buddy. http://modernfarmer.com/2013/09/bill-clinton/