Grameen Foundation’s Lauren Hendricks and Gigi Gatti discuss the importance of female agents in encouraging other women to adopt digital financial services.
Grameen Foundation is a project partner in the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index program led by the International Food Policy Research Institute, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative.
In this joint op-ed, Grameen Foundation’s Bobbi Gray and FHI 360’s Ellen Galdava discuss how data-driven agriculture can improve the lives of smallholders farmers.
Grameen Foundation and Accenture Labs have developed AI and AR apps to help improve financial literacy in underserved communities.
Lauren Hendricks, Grameen Foundation’s executive vice president for Program Strategy and Institutional Relations discusses how the organization’s approach to looking at interconnected problems and solutions.
In 2018, Grameen Foundation authored a landscape assessment on the use for data in support of smallholder farmers and agricultural development. This infographic summarizes a few of the main findings, and can serve as a launching pad for those considering how to harness the power of big data and digital technology for agricultural innovation. For a related blog, "Big Data and Smallholder Farmers," click here.
SXSW Panel Discussion
Hosted by Consensys and Grameen Foundation
The lives of smallholder farmers are a paradox. Although they produce much of the world’s food, they account for most of the world's poor. They are largely locked out of global food supply chains, and unable to build their financial futures or fully contribute to economic growth.
We know that change doesn’t start with us; it starts with the women we serve. Women who are leading their families and communities down a new path - one of security, self-reliance, and prosperity. Women who are igniting change in their communities.
We’re proud to share the stories of three of these women.
This month we’re celebrating the breakthroughs and quiet firsts of unheralded women. From Kankuri, who broke tradition by eating with her husband, to Samata, who is building a successful farming business to pass on to their children. And meet Josephine, who changed the way her family managed their health.
The most important breakthrough is hers: a woman who is no longer afraid to try something new. She took out a loan. She started a savings group. She learned about health and farming and finances. She took action, transforming her life, and the lives of her family and community.
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