Ashoka Fellow
France
Fellow Since 2011
This description of Yvonnick Huet's work was prepared when Yvonnick Huet was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2011.
Introduction
In the mid 1980s Yvonnick Huet pioneered a market-based model to solve poverty and food issues through the restructuring of viable local farming markets in developing countries. Unlike the field of development that has traditionally been charity-focused and culturally skeptical toward economy-oriented projects, Yvonnick has focused his efforts on small businesses as the key facilitator in development. He has become the architect of a new field that promotes access to markets and full economic citizenship.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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