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Impact Istanbul (7): Inviting Smallholder Farmers Into Global Markets

Mini-Series: Impact Istanbul features conference highlights, round-ups, interviews, Q&A’s, and speaker profiles. It is part of our International Business Forum 2013 live coverage. This time, a look at smallholder farmers: Over 2 billion people in the world depend on small-scale agriculture for their livelihood. How can inclusive business help smallholder farmers? After visiting Ethiopia, where coffee originates, Martin Elwert and Robert Rudnick became fascinated with the complexity and diversity of coffee aromas.

Impact Istanbul (6): A Muddled Path To Sustainable Production and Consumption

Mini-Series: Impact Istanbul features conference highlights, round-ups, interviews, Q&A’s, and speaker profiles. It is part of our International Business Forum 2013 live coverage. Mihailo Terzic says that it’s no question that the world needs more sustainable habits of developing and consuming products. But in emerging economies, whose role is it to make this happen? “It is possible to create a village, a community of people that would use green energy and live in sustainable way by using natural materials and products,” remarks Arindam Dasgupta, founder of Tambul Leaf Plates.

Impact Istanbul (5): Looking for Youth

Mini-Series: Impact Istanbul features conference highlights, round-ups, interviews, Q&A’s, and speaker profiles. It is part of our International Business Forum 2013 live coverage. This time, Apolline Nassour asks: Do youth have a voice in shaping the future of inclusive businesses? International conferences, especially those focusing on business, often hold endless talks about youth – as a market, as future employees, or as stakeholders. Yet most of the time, you’ll rarely find actual young people invited to participate.

Impact Istanbul (2): Workshop Culture

Mini-Series: Impact Istanbul features conference highlights, round-ups, interviews, Q&A’s, and speaker profiles. It is part of our International Business Forum 2013 live coverage. This time, Apolline Nassour asks: What is typical workshop on inclusive business at IBF2013 like? Definitely inclusive, but also quite fun, as learnt first hand. What makes a productive, engaging workshop at conference like the 2013 International Business Forum (IBF)?