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Business Website: SCOPEinsight.com
Year Founded: 2010
Number of Employees: 2 to 10
According to the World Bank, agriculture and agribusiness in developing countries will grow to be a US$1 trillion industry by 2030. The contribution agriculture has too many developing country’s GDP is significant with some regions’ experiencing a quarter of their economy derived from agriculture and agricultural related activity. Multilateral agencies like the African Development Bank view agriculture as being twice as effective in reducing poverty than any other sector. However, today’s reality is that the average farmer is earning significantly under his/her potential. Furthermore, farmers experience difficulty accessing the necessary finance and markets to help them grow their business. Estimates from the World Bank, for example, demonstrate that they perform at only 40% of its potential and there are billions of investment dollars that are stagnant in unlocked financing. “SCOPEinsight provides a solution to unite all stakeholders and to improve agri-SMEs ability to grow their business including accessing markets and finance. This solution provides benefits to all stakeholders within the agricultural value chain from farmers to traders, multinationals, and development professionals” Juliet Masco, Marketing Manager at SCOPEinsight.