Developing value chains adds value, lowers transaction costs, diversifies rural economies and contributes to improving rural household incomes. Our strategy for 2013-2023 defines developing agribusiness incubators in marginal environments to stimulate the creation of competitive agribusiness enterprises as a critical enabling innovation that ICBA will pursue.
In the years to come, ICBA will be examining the need and feasibility for setting up a platform to provide technical assistance to innovative ideas and technologies and facilitate their access to wider markets. The purpose of this platform will be to help local communities raise their agricultural productivity; reduce risks and vulnerabilities; and enhance environmental sustainability.
ICBA will work with a host of partners from the private sector, academia, government and civil society organizations to identify the needs across the regions it targets, design the appropriate technology incubation platform and set it up.