BIF Pilot Projects


This project aimed to provide technical support to Mikamashi in its conversion of farm waste into cooking briquettes, as a more environmentally friendly fuel alternative to wood.

Folowayio Farms

This project aimed to broker partnerships between Folawiyo Farm and experts in business and technical development to build the capacity of rural poultry farmers

Guinness Nigeria

Inclusive business strategy- This project aimed to help Guinness identify the key elements of a strategy for stakeholder partnerships so that core business activities have greater social impact.


Sabeanat aimed to expand its distribution of milk and margarine products across Nigeria, by engaging low income people as micro-distributors.


This project provided consultancy support for Abira to develop a business framework through which it carried out its support to agribusinesses.

Rice Milling Company

A feasibility study was conducted for Rice Milling Company, a Malawian family agro-processing business, to assess the potential and modalities of buying their paddy directly from smallholder farmers.

Sun Hotels

Local meat sourcing strategy- Sun International aim to source meat for their restaurants from local livestock farmers, engaging them in their value chain.

Climate-smart business

Sankalp Forum 2012- The Business Innovation Facility ran a 'Climate smart business' workshop at the Sankalp Social Enterprise Forum to inform business about climate finance.

Milk Mantra

Milk Mantra aimed to explore the idea of community-managed bulk milk coolers (BMCs). These enabled the farming community to gain access to government and private dairy support schemes.

Better Cotton Initiative

Designing farmer KPIs- This project aimed to create a list of key farm-level indicators to measure sustainability and livelihood improvements for smallholder cotton farmers.