Kenyan blogger Bankelele is a big fan of trees, predicting...
...profits of between 1 million and 6 million shillings per acre ($13,000 - $80,000 per acre) all from an initial crop of tree seedlings that can be bought for about 10 shillings each.
If these returns are real, why haven't they been competed away? The risks include fire, pests and insecure property rights:
Changemakers.net is hosting an exciting new online contest:
Ashoka's Full Economic Citizenship Initiative and Changemakers have launched a global search for innovative market-based strategies from both businesses and citizen sector organizations that improve the lives of low-income individuals in different parts of the world.
Sarah Lucas and Peter Timmer offer eight questions to ask if you want to understand the connection between economic growth and poverty reduction. It does help if potential employers are legally allowed to give the excluded a try:
In an effort to revitalize the company after years of stagnant profits, BakeCo Inc., makers of Good Twist Pretzels and Fluffy Brand Cream Cakes, announced plans Monday to move their Newark-based production facility underseas.
This from the satirical magazine, The Onion. Of course, the new business environment is not without its hazards:
In the latest issue of his magazine, Steve Forbes wonders why Mexico’s growth rate is such a disappointment. His answer: unnecessary and burdensome regulation.
The recent issue of the Economist continues their coverage of the importance of cellular phones for development (which we have highlighted before).