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Data-Driven Agriculture: The future of smallholder farmer data management and use

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.

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.

The Farmer of the Future: Blockchain on 500 Million Smallholder Farms

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.

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