AgTechs in India – Growing landscape and challenges
This blog is the second in this series and covers the AgTech landscape in India, illustrates AgTech offerings across the agri value chain, and highlights the three key challenges that limit their growth.
Agtechs and financial institutions: Financing farmers in India
This blog, the third and final piece in this series, focuses on partnerships between AgTechs and financial institutions to improve access to finance for farmers. It also offers recommendations to improve the AgTech ecosystem in India.
Coping measures for “measurement” in the time of COVID-19
COVID-19 has seen governments across the globe walk a tightrope as they scramble to contain the spread of the disease while keeping the economy stable. In this unprecedented situation, ground-level data for evidence-based decision-making assumes critical significance. This blog looks at five key lessons from MSC’s research on COVID-19.
The role of tech-enabled formal financing in agriculture in India
India is home to 146 million farmers, 86% of which are small and marginal farmers. Although agriculture is a key economic activity in India and employs almost 55% of the population, access to finance remains a challenge for most farmers, especially the small and marginal ones.
Speculating on the future of financial inclusion: predictions, solutions (and warnings) for the next 20 years
This blog examines whether we will really realize the full potential of the digital revolution. It asks: Who will have access to technology? And what are the technological and psychological barriers inhibiting the uptake and use of “digital”?