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Thursday Seminar

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 01:15pm - 02:15pm


Business models and value chains in postharvest: A retrospective look with lessons for the future


​​​Alfred Schmidley
Business Model and Value Chain Specialist
Crop and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD)


In his exit seminar, Dr. Schmidley takes a retrospective look at his cross-sector journey with business models and value chains, including his seven years in rice postharvest work at IRRI. He will explore the development of business models and their piloting in a value-chain context using rice-sector examples from South and Southeast Asia. In doing so, he will provide an overview on recent work on business models for adoption and delivery of postharvest technologies, particularly under the Phase II initiatives of the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia in India and Bangladesh. He will also enumerate key lessons learned that will aid in better understanding the ongoing complexities and challenges in sustainably delivering technologies as part of IRRI’s public sector value-driven mission.


Havener Auditorium, International Rice Research Institute, Los Baños, 4030 Laguna, Philippines