Author: Meg Kauthen, Sustainability Designer This year Business for Development executed a pilot at Wonderfontein Colliery in Mpumalanga, South Africa, to test the performance of remediated mine land and mine affected water for agriculture using both modern and smallholder farming techniques as part of ESG commitments. This pilot was done in partnership with Glencore Coal South […]


Author: Deb Doan, Program Manager Coming from humble beginnings, the fish formerly known as neko-matagi, or ‘fish that even a cat would disdain’ has gained much popularity over the years. One of the world’s most popular seafoods, tuna is one of the fastest and strongest predators in the open ocean – hence the nickname ‘Ferraris of […]


Author: Meg Kauthen, Sustainability Designer Economically empowering a community can be a ripple effect for progress in education, health, employment, gender equality and the reduction of poverty and inequality, and can lay the foundation for peaceful, secure and stable societies. This ripple effect is what we are starting to witness in Hela Province, Papua New Guinea, […]


Author: Meg Kauthen, Sustainability Designer It has been one year since Elias Kimaru joined Business for Development as the implementation manager of the Program for Expansion of the cooperative (PAVI) for Sustainable Independence, or as we like to call it Project PEPSI. Elias is tasked with preparing and strengthening the board of the PAVI cooperative […]

Work Tour – South Africa

Meg is currently on tour in South Africa and travelling to Indaba to a mining site to talk about a sustainable economy, then heading on over to the Innovation and Research Battle Field (more here). Once done, Meg will be heading over to Botswana to look at economic opportunities for the community near a mining […]

Partner Up. COP26 calls for action

Author: Meg Kauthen, Sustainability Designer COP26 reinforced the importance of partnerships to solve today’s climate challenges – collaboration between governments, businesses, private capital/philanthropy, researchers, and NGOs  to drive forward tangible, market-based solutions needed to meet the 1.5°C goals. There were many declarations made at COP26. One important announcement for South Africa is the provision of US$8.5bn to help end its […]

“Be Inspired Before You Expire” Pepe Minambo

Author: Meg Kauthen, Sustainability Designer Youthful populations offer a great opportunity for many countries as the entrepreneurial and innovative energy of young people can help revitalise and enhance local economies. This is particularly true in the agricultural sector, where new technologies and innovative farming practices have the potential to enhance the sector’s productivity and effectiveness. […]

From Pilot to Program – the Journey of Isidor

Author: Meg Kauthen, Sustainability Designer Agriculture runs deep inside Isidor’s veins. With both parents being smallholder farmers, he understands the struggles and joys of working the land to make a living. Isidor grew up in Feni Island off New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea (PNG). Isidor shared his table with eight siblings, and despite some […]

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