AgriSmart, Inc. is an investment in agriculture that is partnering with Cote d'Ivoire in West Africa to meet Sustainable Development Goals at a high level of profit. Cote d'Ivoire is one of the best growing environments for oil palms, a major player in the global agriculture industry as well as a key piece in reforestation efforts. The palm oil farmers' cooperative run by AgriSmart pays higher than average wages to its workers and is well on its way to helping Cote d'Ivoire continue its exponential economic growth.
AgriSmart's business plan puts people first, using modern equipment with organic pesticides, and providing housing, utilities, and clean water to its employees and their families. It is also a very environmentally responsible, buying certified forest land that will generate jobs and food for the region. AgriSmart is expected to provide steady returns for its investors, beginning in the next 90 days. Read the Entire Article
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The Social Economy Alliance, created by 23 social enterprises, co-operatives and charities, have conducted a poll that shows “clear preference exists for community-owned businesses that reinvest profits, with around half of consumers saying they would switch to one in housing, transport and banking.”