Focus: The Next Business

Smallholder Supply Chains in Africa

Uganda Pulping_coffee_mbale 3 With support from the Barclays Social Innovation Facility, The Next Practice has been supporting Barclays business units and their corporate clients in Africa to develop models for banking and integrating smallholder farmers and their cooperatives and aggregators into national and global supply chains. Services provided have included market sizing and revenue pool analysis, business modeling and business process mapping, social impact strategy, and market pilot evaluation. Supported projects include sorghum growers in Ghana, coffee growers in Uganda, and maize growers in Zambia.