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