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Innovative Microfinancing for an Integrated Approach to Sustainable Agriculture

The microfinance industry is ever-booming – with a registered growth of around 39% on a year-on-year basis according to data released by the Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN)[1]. This is largely accounted for by technical or social innovative practices that have emerged along the way to ensure the sustainability of both Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) and its…

28 Nov 2018, by IBC Asia Insights

Agribusiness

Transforming Challenges to Opportunities in The Natural Rubber Industry

Rubber growers in the world are facing big difficulty due to low price declined since 2012 up to now. Consumers of natural rubber have got higher benefits at the beginning period of low price for raw material, but currently, they also face the tense competition of others to produce rubber products with lower cost. In…

28 Nov 2018, by IBC Asia Insights

Agribusiness

Leveraging Ethical Business in Organic and Sustainable Rice Products

Introduction The past decades saw a remarkable growth of the organic food market. Its value on the world market is expected to soar to $262.85 billion by 2022. Consumers now demand more transparency on food safety and on their food choices, wanting the story behind the food they buy. Organic and SRP rice require tedious…

28 Nov 2018, by IBC Asia Insights

Agribusiness

The Role of Satellite Data in Supply Chain Transparency and Traceability

Due to the increasing global awareness of poor agricultural practices in supply chains, many large commodity traders are increasingly making efforts to make their supply chains more sustainable. Transparency and traceability are quickly becoming cornerstones in the development of effective supply chain management strategies. Geodata, and especially satellite data-driven solutions help in making supply chains…

28 Nov 2018, by IBC Asia Insights

Agribusiness

Dwindling Rubber Prices Jeopardize the Future of Rubber Industry

The Falling Rubber Prices The natural rubber industry is currently being plagued by low rubber prices. The effects of low natural rubber prices are acutely felt by and unfairly apportioned to upstream smallholder farmers who are paradoxically the fulcrum of the natural rubber value chain. There are millions of smallholder farmers who are critical stakeholders…

28 Nov 2018, by IBC Asia Insights

Agribusiness

Palm Oil: The Controversial Agricultural Commodity

Is Palm Oil Truly Destructive to The Environment? Palm Oil has been a magnet for NGO activitism particularly with respect to deforestation and biodiversity/habitat loss. There has been so much unsubstantiated information in the public sphere that paints a negative picture to the industry. Currently, there are no other crops in the world that has…

28 Nov 2018, by IBC Asia Insights

Agribusiness

An Overview of Sugar Industry Development in Vietnam

Before 1995, the sugar production sector was operating with only 9 mills and 2 refineries. In early 1995, the Vietnamese government saw opportunities in the sugar sector, and rolled out the one-million-tonne sugar program. Per its name suggest, the objective was to produce one million tons of sugar by year 2000 to meet the supply…

28 Nov 2018, by IBC Asia Insights

Energy

Perhaps Blockchain is the Missing Link to a Successful Renewable Energy Transition?

Amongst the first of its kind in the world, Singapore recently unveiled its blockchain-powered Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) marketplace which enables buyers and sellers from all around the globe to trade renewable energy. Despite its lack of resources such as land to produce renewable energy onshore, blockchain tech has the potential to boost renewable energy…

28 Nov 2018, by IBC Asia Insights

Education

Vietnam Seeks to Attract Higher Foreign Investments to Increase Quality of Education

Features of Vietnam’s Emerging Education Investment and Market Investment: Vietnam is ranked 69 among 190 economies in the World Bank Group’s Ease of Doing Business Index. Education is one of emerging markets in Vietnam and attracting the foreign investment. As of October 2018, Vietnam has about 437 Foreign Direct Investment (“FDI”) projects in education with…

28 Nov 2018, by IBC Asia Insights

Education

Re-Defining International Education – An Interview with Bipasha Minocha

What Are the Major Challenges You Face as a Marketer in The Education Sector? We are living in a world of diminishing attention spans and multiplying marketing messages delivered through complex algorithms in an omnichannel media environment. There is too much media clutter and too many undifferentiated messages in the environment. Being a marketer, the…

28 Nov 2018, by IBC Asia Insights
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