Engage Small Cacao Farmer Families in inclusive Business to become Champions of Globalization

Engage Small Cacao Farmer Families in inclusive Business to become Champions of Globalization

Nicaragua
Organization type: 
for profit
Budget: 
$250,000 - $500,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Connect poor Cacao Farmers to World Markets, help them to make that connection worth it and in the process organize a maximum protection for forests and biodiversity while making profit.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Smalll producers of Cacao and other crop, the communitiy I engage is vey active in organization but has little ressources to scale up its economic ideas.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

The primary innovation of my initiative is to connect know-how that hasnt been connected. I put together the development knowledge of aid agencies and NGOs, the enterpreneur spirit of small enterprises, and the regulating spiriti of public administration. Together we will make a perfect Team....and that ist the small big step to innovation: nobody has put togehter all three up to now.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

We cultivate Cacao - it is a beautiful crop of the medium term. In the short term we cultivate other crops that are faster in being proftable, for example the cooking banana. We cultivate Wood in the long term, in order to make globalization really work for our asssociates, we have a time horizon of 20 years and are one with nature.
About You
Organization:
sow&reap
About You
First Name

Reto

Last Name

Grueninger

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About Your Organization
Organization Name

sow&reap

Organization Country
Country where this project is creating social impact
How long has your organization been operating?

More than 5 years

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Innovation
What stage is your project in?

Idea phase

Share the story of the founder and what inspired the founder to start this project

I am the founder and am still in the process of founding, so my story will be told in the future by my succesors, for the moment I am inspired and full of energy to go.

Social Impact
Please describe how your project has been successful and how that success is measured

We have a small but powerful monitoring system, that helpas us measure sucess of our intervention. Some small indicators we manage are: Velocitiy of social basic service installed in communities to be promulgated (increase in basic service attentin)

How many people have been impacted by your project?

1,001- 10,000

How many people could be impacted by your project in the next three years?

1,001-10,000

How will your project evolve over the next three years?

It will start up and establisch itself as project to be taken into mind, and to be taken seriously

Sustainability
What barriers might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?

There is too little access of primary agricultural producers to capital in order to organize well theri busines. I will change thatt and gain by it but also promote SME growth in a spectacular way..

Tell us about your partnerships

I partner with small producers in the field.

Explain your selections

I am in the process of a start-up. financing ist still much familiy oriented but has streched to other sources

How do you plan to strengthen your project in the next three years?

I plan dto create a solid enterpricein production of cacao but also gain exeience as a social enterpice

Challenges
Which barriers to employment does your innovation address?
Please select up to three in order of relevancy to your project.

PRIMARY

Lack of visibility and investment

SECONDARY

Lack of skills/training

TERTIARY

Restricted access to new markets

Please describe how your innovation specifically tackles the barriers listed above.

The great break-through is in the actionas taken on the ground. we actually engage in changing things

Are you trying to scale your organization or initiative?
If yes, please check up to three potential pathways in order of relevancy to you.

PRIMARY

Grown geographic reach: Multi-country

SECONDARY

Grown geographic reach: Global

TERTIARY

Repurposed your model for other sectors/development needs

Please describe which of your growth activities are current or planned for the immediate future.

go for it

Do you collaborate with any of the following: (Check all that apply)

Government, Technology providers, NGOs/Nonprofits, For profit companies, Academia/universities.

If yes, how have these collaborations helped your innovation to succeed?

They have supported me in my government work