Raj Kumar is an alumni with MSC and turned into an agripreneur after spending 16 years in microfinance, agri/rural development in South Asia, Southeast Asia and Africa.
Raj Kumar worked as a Principal Consultant at MSC. Since then, he has turned into an agripreneur after spending 16 years in microfinance, agriculture and rural development in South Asia, Southeast Asia and Africa. He has co-founded Vasudha Good Harvest to help the consumers connect with farmers who practice sustainable farming. It aims to bring nature's good harvest to the kitchens of consumers. He also works in the similar areas helping VietED Foundation (Vietnam) in the areas of microfinance, food and agriculture.
Posts by Raj Kumar
Small Finance Banks – Are You Ready? The Opportunities and Challenges
The opportunities and challenges form Small Finance Banks is enormous in the financial inclusion market in India. The authors have elaborately discussed some of them.
MFIs can play an important role in agriculture value chain financing. In this video, MSC’s Senior Specialist Raj Kumar explores the possibility of MFIs performing important functions in the value chain by offering agriculture financing and risk management products for the farmers. He also highlights some of the key considerations and risks if the MFIs […]
The paper is focused on the institutional framework governing agricultural finance and various instruments available for financing agricultural development at several stages along a specific value chain. Various enabling policy and regulatory aspects that have evolved over the past decade are then discussed.