Context Global Development™ and partners launch a bold initiative to transform the yam seed system in Nigeria and Ghana

Spring 2017

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – (February 6, 2017) Context Global Development™ (CGD) and partners have launched a new program aimed at transforming the formal yam seed system in Nigeria and Ghana to enable smallholder farmers access to affordable, high quality seed yam tubers. The program, second phase of Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security … Continue reading Context Global Development™ and partners launch a bold initiative to transform the yam seed system in Nigeria and Ghana

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Competing in the Indian Seed Market: Key considerations for success in a challenging business and regulatory environment

Fall 2016

In just six years, India is expected to officially surpass China as the world’s most populous country. Combined with rising incomes, food demand is set to skyrocket. Experts estimate that India’s food production must double by 2050 to meet demand. Unlike some other developing countries, India does not currently allow the cultivation of genetically modified … Continue reading Competing in the Indian Seed Market: Key considerations for success in a challenging business and regulatory environment

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Optimizing a Portfolio: In Integration, or When Others are Integrating

Fall 2016

Optimizing a portfolio, particularly amidst downsizing distractions, is one of those things that is incredibly easy “not to do”. Inertia would have you leave it alone. Your sales team likes every product they sell, and likes having the ability to offer those products. But there comes a point where overloaded, cumbersome portfolios are actually limiting … Continue reading Optimizing a Portfolio: In Integration, or When Others are Integrating

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Partnering to Unlock the Potential of Nigeria’s Cassava Value Chain

Fall 2016

Context Global Development™ partners with Nigeria’s largest HQCF processor to establish an on-farm, commercial cassava seed multiplication system Context Global Development™ (CGD) formed a partnership with Nigeria’s largest High Quality Cassava Flour (HQCF) processor, Flour Mills of Nigeria, to establish an innovative and commercially viable cassava stem business model that will serve high quality cassava … Continue reading Partnering to Unlock the Potential of Nigeria’s Cassava Value Chain

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Managing the Shift to a Values-based Food Supply

Fall 2016

I grew up on a dairy farm on the Kentucky-Tennessee border. We loved our cows, and everything we did on that farm was for the sake of the cows. Each day after the morning milking, a stainless-steel tanker truck backed up to our barn, loaded our milk and hauled it to the processing plant. At … Continue reading Managing the Shift to a Values-based Food Supply

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The Context Network® extends expertise, reach in the food production value chain – announces merger with The Prasino Group

Fall 2016

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – (October 20, 2016) The Context Network®, has announced their merger with The Prasino Group, a Des Moines, Iowa-based consulting firm providing management consulting services across the animal agriculture industry. As part of the merger, Context welcomes two new Principals to the premier, global agribusiness consulting firm’s leadership team. Dr. Garth … Continue reading The Context Network® extends expertise, reach in the food production value chain – announces merger with The Prasino Group

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The Context Network Names Doug Griffin Principal in the Firm

Fall 2016

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – (September 12, 2016) The Context Network, a premier, global agribusiness consulting firm has named Doug Griffin as a new Principal with the firm. Griffin joins nine Context Principals as a shareholder of the growing company. For nearly 25 years, Context has provided proven strategic management insights to the agriculture industry … Continue reading The Context Network Names Doug Griffin Principal in the Firm

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Consolidation, Specialization, and Sustainability: Three key trends creating investment opportunity in agriculture

Summer 2016

Currently, Context is focused on three key trends emerging in agribusiness – trends that have the potential to have significant influence on the way business is conducted. In the near-term, we see a trend toward consolidation as firms reposition in a difficult market environment. At the same time, they are preparing for medium-term increased specialization, as consumers demand … Continue reading Consolidation, Specialization, and Sustainability: Three key trends creating investment opportunity in agriculture

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Brazil Seeds & Traits: The Opportunity to Cultivate Stewards

Summer 2016

Cultivation and stewardship are two principles that stand at the very core of agriculture, and which will continue to be critical to the long term viability of the tools and technologies available to the industry. As markets grapple with the need for sustainable growth, there is an intensifying urgency to preserve the technologies targeted at … Continue reading Brazil Seeds & Traits: The Opportunity to Cultivate Stewards

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Carbon Sequestration and Agriculture

Summer 2016

I have uttered the words “carbon” or “carbon sequestration” more in the last year than my previous forty-nine. The level of attention that climate change or more specifically Anthropogenic Climate Change has received has dramatically increased in the last few years. The focus on agriculture’s role as part of the solution has increased even more … Continue reading Carbon Sequestration and Agriculture

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