Grameen Foundation's FarmerLink program in the Philippines is featured as one of the FAO's e-Agriculture promising practices for its use of satellite data, farm data and mobile-equipped field agents to help small-scale coconut farmers improve their productivity and incomes.
Prabhat Labh of Grameen Foundation India discusses their use of digital technology, such as Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality, to expand financial inclusion in India.
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.
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.
Catalyzing Financial Inclusion: The Case of Grameen Foundation’s Community Agent Network Program in the Philippines
Offering digital financial services to women and men in low-income and rural areas requires much more than a technology solution. It also involves activities that encourage client adoption, a robust agent network and reliable digital platforms, and a viable business for financial technology providers. This report shares key lessons from Grameen Foundation’s Community Agent Network (CAN) in the Philippines with respect to these areas.
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.
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.
Brigitta Nyawira, a Grameen Foundation program manger in Kenya, discusses the role of technology in helping women access formal financial services.
Grameen Foundation's former director of AppLab Uganda, Eric Cantor, writes about risks and mitigation strategies in digital product innovation in the social sector, highlighting some of Grameen Foundation's early experiences.