Business Call to Action

Creating Big Impacts with Small Farmers

Vietnam-based Ecofarm joins the Business Call to Action with a pledge to improve the incomes of small-scale chili farmers
Press Release

Hanoi, Vietnam, November 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Ecology Farming Corporation (Ecofarm) has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) by pledging to transfer organic farming methodology to 5,000 Vietnamese chili farmers through the establishment of 100 demonstration farms by 2020 – helping them to improve their yields by 50 percent in just five years.

Achieving Nutritional Autonomy for All

Nutriset joins the Business Call to Action with a pledge to establish local value chains for tackling malnutrition
Press Release

Malaunay, France, October 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Nutriset, the world leader in research and manufacturing of products for the prevention and treatment of malnutrition, has joined the Business Call to Action (BctA) with a commitment to reach 79 million malnourished children by 2026. To achieve this, it will empower local partners in its PlumpyField® network to procure 6,900 tons of raw materials for nutrition products each year.

Going Beyond Organic

Hilltribe Organics joins the Business Call to Action with a commitment to integrate Thailand’s indigenous farming families into its value chain.
Press Release

BANGKOK/NEW YORK, August 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The BCtA is a global initiative that aims to support private sector efforts to fight poverty through its core business. It is supported by several international organizations and hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Enhancing Economic Power Through “Traditional” Women’s Work

Northern Ghana Shea joins the Business Call to Action with a commitment to diversify markets and increase production of smallholder women producers
Press Release

NEW YORK, April 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Northern Ghana Shea (NGS), a social enterprise operating in the Upper West region of Ghana, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to expand market access for 4,000 rural women who pick shea nuts and produce shea butter, and to diversify their customer base by securing at least two international buyers by 2018. As part of its commitment, by 2017 the company will increase the volume of these small-scale farmers’ production by 60 percent. 

Tackling Youth Unemployment in Kenya with Work-Study Program

Digital Divide Data Kenya joins the Business Call to Action with commitment to train and employ poor youth
Press Release

New York, April 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Digital Divide Data (DDD) Kenya, an internationally acclaimed social enterprise that delivers high-quality business process outsourcing (BPO) services to clients worldwide, has joined the Business Call to Action with a commitment to train and employ 600 young people from poor families living in the slums of Nairobi. In addition, the company is commited to ensuring that 300 of its work-study graduates receive a college degree, work experience and a secure professional job by 2018.

Stimulating Inclusive Growth Among Kenya’s Smallholder Coffee Farmers

Vava Coffee joins the Business Call to Action with a commitment to increase access to financing for its suppliers
Press Release

New York, April 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Vava Coffee, a Kenya-based social enterprise, has joined the Business Call to Action with a commitment to extend a credit facility complemented by financial management and sustainable agricultural practices training to 130,000 coffee farmers in the country by 2018. 

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