Using Digital Technology and Data to Strengthen the Resilience of Coconut Farmers

In the Philippines, more than three million coconut smallholder farmers supply a multi-billion dollar export industry. Yet, they are among the poorest households in the country. Grameen Foundation developed FarmerLink, using digital technology and field agents to provide farmers with complimentary resources: agricultural training, connections to high-value markets, support for organic certification, training in financial management, and access to financing. FarmerLink developed a partner ecosystem capable of addressing these inter-related needs, informed by robust data, digitally collected and shared, in order to understand and meet the needs of farmers.

Resource Type:
  • Publication
  • Research

Publication Date: 04/08/2018
Countries:
  • Asia

Program Area:
  • Agriculture
  • Human-Centered Design
  • Resilience

Topic:
  • Business Model
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Technology Platforms

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