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  • Ishac Diwan

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Business Models for Commercializing African Agriculture. Ishac Diwan, 2014, Paper. "This article explores the strengths and weaknesses of various business models that can make agriculture behave more like industries--enjoying high levels of productivity irrespective of systemic challenges. The main idea is to supplement the uncoordinated and untargeted provision by the state of all the inputs needed to modernize agriculture, by the provision of bundles of services that resolve many market inefficiencies in ways that are adapted to particular environments. The ultimate goal is to creat islands of quality even as markets remain incomplete..." Link