Plantations Ministry says they have decided to “provide safe locations” – Newsfirst

The Ministry of Plantations has decided to provide lands that are deemed safe to occupants living in landslide prone areas located near plantation estates.

Source: newsfirst.lk

This article creates in me nostalgia for Ghana’s past, when plantation estates littered the countryside under the aegis of several state-owned corporations, providing massive employment and large volumes of cheap affordable produce but poor balance-sheet results. We can try again but this time with private proprietors doing the actual cultivation and the state, providing enabling infrastructure in every wise. The profit motive would ensure operations that are financially rewarding, employment generating in rural areas, abundantly producing large volumes of food and raw materials for industry and returning vibrant livelihoods to rural communities once again

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Hub and Spoke Franchising – Social Entreprise Growth Model

In the wake of renewed interest in social entrepreneurship in Africa, the next stage for the social enterprises being created every day is to spread their wings. This is in line with the core princ…

Source: fieconsult.wordpress.com

Application of the principle to interventions, so that diverse efforts work in unison and not at cross purposes(synchronization), such that they pull together and maximize the effect of individual contributions- the screed is positively eloquent.

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Mahindra embarks on phase II of Africa strategy – Livemint

Mahindra embarks on phase II of Africa strategy
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The company will adopt the so-called hub and spoke model for deeper penetration into the continent, he said.

Source: www.livemint.com

An entire business empire, using its existing beach-heads as radiating hubs and extending filaments outwards- and not only that but pursuing both vertical and horizontal integration within as a flanking movement in this great investment drive, its agricultural business included(sourcing produce for external markets)…..alllowing the smallholder access through an established network.

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Surprising habitat: camera traps reveal high levels of mammal diversity in oil palm plantations

After more than four and a half years of camera trap footage, the results are encouraging: 36 mammal species, of which more than half are legally protected, are prospering in this most surprising of spots: an oil palm plantation in the province of…

Source: news.mongabay.com

The sacred groves concept of our African forebears at last vindicated. Leaving extensive patches of primal forests within cultivated acreages and settlements conserves the habitats of other members of the ecological community. Plantations which maintain a mosaic of virgin wilderness might be promoting the welfare of the entire ecological pyramid….

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Giving back: The secret to getting the most out of people in one of the world’s best plantations – Business Circle

By Alvin Ung United Plantations – Carl Bek-Nielsen As our bright-red Mercedes Benz four-wheel drive screeched to a halt, Datuk Carl Bek-Nielsen, the blue-e (Throwback Fri: Giving back: The secret to getting the most out of people in one of the world’s…

Source: www.businesscircle.com.my

A full heart, an outpouring of love, an eye for detail, a love of perfection, a mind for business, a caring employer- superlatives without number, creating an utopia- I would love to work here, secure in the knowledge that if I do my best by the firm, it would also do its best by me……

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Problem with plantations – Daily Mirror

Problem with plantations
Daily Mirror
lantations are not forests” is a phrase that has been around for many years, but that does not mean that tree plantations are neither good nor bad in them.

Source: www.dailymirror.lk

Innoculations(commonly using attenuated forms of disease pathogens) describe a mild form of the ailment before conferring the desired immunity and with the carbon footprint the expectation of reversal without gestation(and its accompanying disagreeablenesses) might have been too optimistic…..

Hub & Spoke Web Marketing Model – Marketing San Clemente

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The Hub and Spoke Marketing Model We employ the Hub and Spoke Marketing Model in our web… http://t.co/Uf3FIyU9DE

Akilade Ayotunde‘s insight:

Exactly, with the addition that on a farming programme, the radiating filaments also determine when hectarage is rolled back or added on and the hub assembles, packs and dispatches produce. It’s actually two hubs-and-spokes super-imposed on each other, the production and concentration and the planning and marketing.

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SADA mango plantations wither due to lack of water – GhanaWeb

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SADA mango plantations wither due to lack of water GhanaWeb Joy News’ Manasseh Azure Awuni, who spent weeks touring the project sites reports that on a hot afternoon, farmers in Kadentwe community in the Krachi West District poured out their…

Akilade Ayotunde‘s insight:

It could have worked, it should have worked. Lesson for the future- implementation is too important to be left in the hands of project co-ordinators alone, the beneficiary landed proprietors must be in a position to act to protect their livelihoods, to avert disaster whilst it is still possible to.

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