Trillion Dollar Audit Food security models welcomed - eg can African Diaspora networks across USA improve on blessed coffee value chains  -chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk partners in publishing world record book of job creation

Its almost impossible to be passionate about food and not to be able to see possibilities of job creating social businesses

..GrameenFood.com asks who's greatest end hunger economist of them all? Yunus. JWilson, who?.

 

Here are some dimensions (and case examples) of how and why purposes of food are not just integral to social business modeling but sustainability of future generation - core of future capitalism

 

Purposes of food

 

1 Nutrition end hunger with particular focus on infants first 1000 days

First non financial service of grameen

First global social business partnership

First Chinese social business

Fortified cookies dell challenge

Lead market sector in us conscious capitalism movement

 

2 Value chain design including crop science to end poverty and celebarte millennium goal collaborations -global village microeconomics

integral to hi-trust microfinance and search for microfinances

-integral to national policy that end divides between city and country

The Economist's most cheerful knowledge-sharing chart in the world - kickstart to asia pacific millennium

Twin partnership - new local nutrition and new export crop

 

3  first economic case of ending digital divides

magriculture - major innovation to local quality value chain

 

4 MOOC Food literacy  curriculum at every age group & most popular student entrepreneur focus in rural states

Food security - for every locality

Aquaponics

Reduces unnecessary transport/energy costs

Integral with sustainable systems

End obesity / wellbeing and economy of healthcare

Food literacy  curriculum at every age group

End food deserts

Slow food creates jobs / quality/  builds community/ethical tourism

 

5 End non-transparent politics -internally and major externalisation crises

Fundamental to mediating economics for humanity _ The Economist story

Nature's systems are bottom up and open - so needs be human system design

Property rights

Connection with water policy

Connection with borderless climate risks

End irresponsible value chains

eg horsemeat in frozen food chain

dirty fruit/ loss of health quality/ death of fish

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notes on value exchange of milk in developing countries

: I was at a small breakfast meeting where usaid goes through cases - todays was on what Atlanta-based CARE is facilitating with local Bangladeshi moderators regarding total dairy chain in bangladesh

 

and  BRAC was featured as a major representative of the poorest in this market's value chain; a few weeks earlier a similar system dynamics map explained what freedom of knowhow is needed to end poverty with kenya's milk chains

 

tons of eye-openers on what makes Bangla Dairy contextually different are being mapped

 

the difference between seasonal  glut and lack of milk - the big processors go from under-capacity to over-capacity - no wonder the poorest get squeezed out of both extreme market swings

 

collectors who accidentally act as the markets sharks- the small producers have to deal with them and they are too big an anti-social network association for any one of the 4 main dairy companies to argue with first

 

what this also means is the collectors mix various qualities of milk together but there is now a magic tech gizmo enabling any mobile person to test milk quality - so the milk's freedom game is how to renegotiate with collectors so poorest are sustainble and quality milk is enjoyed by all

 

also occasionally international companies have gluts of powdered milk which they dump on richer bangla citizens-  again destroying markets prices- a perfect recipe for corruption in government (mis-)regulation of such



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Cross-over maps - the french government and danone have been using analysis of milk value chains to demand total revaluation of all basic foodsmarkets - see cannnes B20 subsummit of G20 november 2011 and www.danonecommunities.com where 100000 French youth celebrate the good news of goodwill economics and the job creating futures it leads to


Danone connected extraordinary goodwill when it asked chinese infant nutritionalists to extend the world's most valuable yogurt designed round missing infant nutrition - the chinese said why not fortify grains as a far easier market to distribute- so the most valuable co-creatyed market between the 3 countries of china, france and bangaldesh is opening up - search out how swiss based Gain and a bit of Yunus wizardry helped stir this goodwill world trade

regarding 2 value chain design - ethiopians hope to host the most transparent bottom-up value chain development summit ever seen in DC on june 19 http://www.usadbc.org/#!about-us/c1se

regariding mobilizing seed selection knowhow there is some good stuff at http:grameenintel.com

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also this note from an announcemkent at recent skoll summit appeared inbox today

The 450 million smallholder farmers around the world, who comprise the majority of those living in absolute poverty, have an enormous unmet financing need. Such financing requirements include small loans for inputs like seeds and fertilizer. A few weeks ago, seven leading social lenders, who collectively disbursed $360 million in 2013 toward agriculture financing, joined forces to spur sustainable growth and instill responsible practices in this vital lending area: they formed the Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance.

Launched at the Skoll World Forum in Oxford, the Council is made up of Alterfin, Oikocredit, Rabobank’s Rabo Rural Fund, responsAbility Investments AG, Root Capital, the Shared Interest Society, and Triodos Investment Management. The Council will meet regularly, share experiences and insights, and develop best practices and industry standards across three areas: market growth; responsible lending principles; social and environmental impact.

The Council particularly targets loans to “missing middle” agricultural businesses in low- and middle-income countries. The “missing middle” refers to businesses that require financing in the $25,000 to $2 million range, which are amounts often deemed too large for microfinance and too low for commercial banks. These businesses include producer organizations, companies that source from smallholder farmers, and companies that provide productive assets to smallholder farmers, often on credit. These companies can serve hundreds to thousands of farmers, offering an array of services including market access support, training, financial services, and accessible assets. Though millions of smallholder farmers are connected to these missing middle businesses, the vast majority are not.

For those who dont know tebabu is a maryland neighbour - his best friend in ethiopia represents coop of 200000 coffee farmer families. Tebabu is a white house champion for his model that minimises middlemen in food value chains:
lets mobilise maximum livelihoods structures (including total jobs creating education networks) at the farmer end and in us communities who could operate a thriving social cafe - not just a great social experience of a good and responsible cafe but converge all other microproducers needs for a us market channel that flourishes with community regeneration
 
tebabu (who also convenes diaspora summits http://usadbc.org ) is also the pride and joy of the person at the maryland legislature who introduced bcorps;  in other words if tebabu's model doesnt scale what bcorps ever will?; my understanding to check with tebabu is maryland has gone further and introduced a special law so that tebabu's can seek crowd investments to open up a place's blessed cafes franchise
there are 2 things I dont know that I would like to check with tebabu and if appropriate brainstorm with you
1 provided a franchise owner is completely loyal to the blessed coffee concept, can we crowdinvest for a location outside maryland in usa - if we can then this fast forwarding of crowd investing could be interesting to eg Kiva Zip whom anna lu knows well, and may still be interesting to rodolfo - rodolfo is now in venture capital in san francisco but he spent his last year at MIT leading an mit100k team doing worldwide research on what would be the best crowdinvesting concepts to bank if the jobs act fast tracked (sadly it didnt); I dont know if there is any part of obamas team that would want maryland and all of above to fast proof crowdinvesting; incidentally the social competition of mit100k (the origin of all student entrepreneur comoetitions and a maoin reason why mit is the number 1 job creating alumni network in the world) is annually sponsored by the segal family ( a foundation for bootom up african development) 

Segal Family Foundation 

www.segalfamilyfoundation.org/
The mission of the Segal Family Foundation is to partner with outstanding organizations that improve the well-being of communities in Sub Saharan Africa.
 
One of the interesting things about Segal which I know becasue of its projects in Mali is that it enjoys developing relationships with African embassies in DC which want to maximise student involvement with development. Naila also has one of the best contacts for te future of Mali with the Toure family whose elafdr is retiring from head of ITU in Geneva early next year and who can therefore be expected to get back to open tech projects across africa particularly mali or womens networked ones which all the ladies in his family are famous for
2 i dont know how many livelihoods a cafe and its additional wholeale territory sustains directly; as wel as how many jobs start to develop around all the partnering blessed value chains; of course this could also leverage how pivotally linked in to all microfinances in a region where loanees need a market
tebabu can you indicate whether there is anything to brainstorm here - or just tell everyne I misunderstood
if there is something to brainstorm then I gave you the coffee format specification of the biggest responsible cafe producer out of columbia and the fact that your friend is visiting you over xmas and before that anna and naila are consulting relevant parties in san frnacisco on 19 december makes all of above timely
chris macrae 301 881 1655
co-publishers world record book of job creation
 

http://www.brewingchange.us/…/age-old-ethiopian-spices-off…/ spicing up feed the future models all round washington DC and wherever African diasporahttp://usadbc.org can reach http://myeconomics.ning.com/forum/topics/food tell me chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk if you have a world changing win-win to lo
linkin -far right stefanos is changing food security of spices value chain, linking youth technology hubs across africa, searching for what could be grameen intel's http://grameenintel.com first major eagri entry into africa in line with its triple partnership announce un week with ifad and usaid to help small rice farmers in cambodia triple exports; far left tebabu's family connects livelihoods of 200000 coffee coop farmers in ethiopia, is white house champion for disaspora networking out of DC and close friend of the ethiopian who runs the 5 billion person elearning satellite channel http://www.yazmi.com - general question how can diaspora networks to end poverty partner optimally with such gov networks as www.feedthefuture.gov

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Dear Friends at USAID Value Chains Knowledge Sharing Events

Last week I met the Ethiopian owner of the elearning satellite yazmi which reaches 5 billion people (his head office offering 20 years of development of this facility is in silver spring maryland.) 

Friends of health millennials networks and partners, and  I are particularly keen to see an end ebola module up as fast as possible. Unlike the negropronte $100 laptop model that made mit the world's number 1 media lab for open tech students, yazmi includes direct downloading from satellite at no additional cost per tablet bought. The question preoccupying me is what other existing content form eg the world of knowhow of usaid does could yazmi to demonstrate. 

Regarding food security and sustainable livelihoods: I have always wanted to see value chain understanding shared optimally. I am wondering if  the advances in open education routes that are potentially coming together in 2015 - eg I also know some of the world banks open elearning campus team that aims to link MOOC/coursera partners whose goal is to offered on-demand action learning not certificate-based models of sharing information and actionable jobs with millennials. The same team organises the world bank's emerging series of end poverty tedx  TEDxWBG

I have for example twice flown to dhaka to personally brief sir fazle abed of BRAC on the coming possibilities of open education relating to those aspects of food value chains where his life's work has provided leading benchmarks

Jean please tell me if this may be of interest to you or colleagues so we can work out what level of meeting (involving  yazmi or others) would be useful first

thanks

chris macrae

bethesda 301 881 1655

Advocates Call for Food Treaty at the ICN2

On November 17-21, 2014, member states gathered in Rome for the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), bringing together experts on global health, under- and over-nutrition, food supply, and non-communicable and communicable disease, with the overall aim to address malnutrition in all its forms.

In conjunction with ICN2, over 300 of the world’s leading health campaigners, academics, consumer advocates, and civil society organizations rallied together to publicly endorse calls for a tobacco-style treaty to protect and promote healthy diets. The calls for a binding treaty on food were published in an open letter to the WHO Director General Dr. Margaret Chan and FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva, which was co-authored by representatives from YP-CDN, the World Obesity Federation, Consumers International, the UK Health Forum,  and consumer groups in Fiji and Mexico. The letter urges greater action to protect and promote healthy diets using a similar mechanism to the Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC) which has been successful in reducing tobacco use.

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I have this sense that none of you tebabu, stefanos and certainly nobody in yazmi see
decisions on 3 things which are extremely urgent in africa compared with other regions I am having more response in (china and americas being two) as wholly interconnected
1 job creating education 
2 banking (womens/youth financial empowerment) for job creating or job creating educations
4 telecoms/esat collaboration hubs and e-channel ownership, and open tech designs for job creating
Unless we have the same understanding there is little chance you can brief meskela or any of the blessed value chain coop owners or samara of the above 3 opportunities which most rank among the most pivotal african sustainability criees of 2015 
IN MORE DETAIL RELEVANT TO INVESTORS OR MILLENNIALS  CROWD PROCESSES
1 what do agri farmers families want for their youth education - whether this is ethiopian coffee.,  dbanj ghanachocolate, probably 10 other coop-produce-diaspora that bono's networks of agriculture is 10 time most valuable end poverty investment, or toure's networks or meskela's networks could identify
 
 
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2 what do jim kim soros paul farmer and sir fazle abed mean that ebola has demonstarted by there is no point in any african development economic in very poorest countries until community health training is linked through every village- note this may also be the greatest jobs for farmers daughters
3 more advanced sustainability curricula like sort that intel is talking about or involving transformation of energy or waste which again grassroots rural people need to lead their own jobs curricula and collaboration knowledge networking on
Its a bit like the nursery rhyme because of a nail the kingdom was lost but its happening in teal time- what yazmi doesnt at least have on demo before we go near any national leader is potentially fatal blow to sustainability of yazmi or to our relationship with national leaders and world's extremely few billionaires worth chasing as millennials investors
because you dont see as much of the connected detail as eg naila or sir fazle does , you are not being proactive enough diary time wise with meskela or samara let alone helping samara out of whatever is her current diary's process; there is no point any of them seeing eg sir fazle abed or national leadership team at kenya or rwanda or george soros secretariat or  millennials at world bank about how yazmi is the biggest missing piece because they dont see the whole picture
I have already been told by sir fazle abed's team that they cant understand why nobody is discussing partbnership brainstorming of what could make most of brac and yazmi
If I am wrong about this missing understanding gap I would be delighted but also we would be in different diary positions and at least samara would be communicating differently with naila already
any errors in above are mine alone
naila what do you think about this? 
chris
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