William Van Bragt's blog posts

14 February 2012 |

As part of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded New Business Models for Sustainable Trading Relationships project, IIED has been working with a commercial team and a small Kenyan flower business, Wilmar Agro Ltd, to export flowers grown by smallholder Kenyan farmers to UK and US supermarkets. IIED's sustainable development expertise has been complemented by the commercial expertise of consultants, such as UK-based William Van Bragt, who has helped Wilmar Agro Ltd develop and manage a commercially-viable and sustainable supply chain and build a network of contacts and links with other businesses. Here, William Van Bragt blogs about a day in his life.