Grameen Foundation in the News

Decoding the Future of Jobs in India

Source: The Pioneer

India is facing declining employment due to lack of new opportunity and education deficits. Prabhat Labh, CEO of Grameen Foundation India and Sourajit Aiyer, author and communication consultant, discuss the challenges and potential solutions.

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Data-Driven Agriculture: supplementing precision agriculture with big data

Source: Galus Australis

Data-Driven Agriculture uses big data to supplement on-farm precision agriculture – using the right farm data, at the right time and in the right formats to make better decisions.

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Bridging the gender gap: Fintech as a means to empower women

Source: Observer Research Foundation

A study by the Grameen Foundation India reveals the life-changing impact of financial inclusion and digital solutions on people previously "locked out" of formal financing institutions.

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Corporates can remodel business into a force for good – here's how

Source: Pioneers Post

Daniel Nowack – managing director at Yunus Social Business discusses how, with a mix of social intrapreneurship, corporate partnerships with social businesses and a new era of corporate social investment, businesses can be turned into a force for good.

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World Changing Ideas 2019: All the winners, finalists, and honorable mentions

Source: Fast Company

Fast Company‘s third annual World Changing Ideas Awards drew nearly 2,000 submissions across 17 categories. Grameen's Emotional Analytics for Social Enterprises and the Grameen Guru, Accenture Labs India won Honorable Mention.

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‘We have to bring the digital data revolution to the farmers growing coffee and cocoa’

Source: Ethical Corporation

Together with Grameen Foundation, Mars, Inc and other partners, Rainforest Alliance launched the SAT4Farming programme, an initiative to reach thousands of small-scale cocoa producers with information and services to improve their productivity and sustainability. It is designed to use digital technology and satellite imagery to create individual Farm Development Plans (FDPs), which will guide Ghanaian cocoa farmers over a seven-year period.

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Acumen, Patni scions-backed Grameen Impact offer credit to skill development firms

Source: VC Circle

Grameen Impact Investments India and Acumen India have launched a $1.4 million bond focused on sustainable development goals that will provide credit to for-profit enterprises targeting skill development in India.

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Smart Farming Through The Internet Of Things

Source: Forbes

Tony Franklin, General Manager for the Internet of Things at Intel talks about what is happening in the extremely powerful IoT space. One issue he sees is the 500 million smallholder farmers who produce much of the world's food supply but lack access to the Internet. That's why, ten years ago, Intel and Grameen Foundation formed the Technology for Social Impact partnership.

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The role of anthropology and technology in the Ebola vaccine response

Source: Open Access Government

Throughout the Ebola vaccine trials in Sierra Leone, collaboration was essential between anthropologists, communities and managing the clinical vaccine trials. The purpose of the EBODAC (Ebola Vaccine Deployment, Acceptance, and Compliance) Consortium – a partnership that includes the Grameen Foundation – was to develop community engagement strategies to manage rumors and build trust, and particularly to ensure vaccine compliance. Another important objective: prepare for future vaccine deployment by strengthening communities and health systems to be better prepared and respond to future outbreaks.

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Transforming Food Systems for Resilience in Africa & Asia

Source: reliefweb

As part of a series of opinion pieces to mark World Food Day, October 16, this article by Nathanial Matthews and Deon Nel highlights FarmerLink’s mobile-based advisory service in the Philippines.

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Re-energizing agriculture through digital transformation

Source: The Manila Times

The Manila Times cites Grameen Foundation’s FarmerLink program as an example of digital transformations that are benefiting farmers in the Philippines.

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Growth of agritech calls for rapid policy response

Source: African Business Magazine

Grameen Foundation program manager Alfred Kofo Yeboah calls on Africa’s emerging agritech sector to support policies and institutions that protect farmers’ privacy and data rights.

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Tech apps to financially empower women

Source: Financial Express

Sanjay Podder, managing director of Accenture Labs India, explains his company’s collaboration with Grameen Foundation to develop AI and augmented reality tools to help increase the adoption of financial services among low-income women.

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How Technology is Helping Filipino Farmers Weather Storms

Source: Farming First

Gigi Gatti, Grameen Foundation’s director of technology for development, discusses our FarmerLink program in the Philippines and shares key lessons for technology-based agricultural services.

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Ghana: Digital Satellite Tech Supports Ghana Cocoa Farmers


All Africa profiles SAT4FArming, a digital and satellite technology program launched by Grameen Foundation and partners to support Ghana’s smallholder cocoa farmers.

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Paytm AshaKiran Partners with Grameen Foundation to Promote Self-Employment in Rural India

Source: Inc42

Through this partnership, Paytm and Grameen Foundation for Social Impact will provide job-oriented training to rural women and youth to help increase financial literacy and inclusion.

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Boosting financial inclusion in developing nations—an AI/AR use case

Source: Diginomica

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. Watch the video.

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To make digital financial inclusion a reality, let women help other women


Grameen Foundation’s Lauren Hendricks and Gigi Gatti discuss the importance of female agents in encouraging other women to adopt digital financial services.

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New Index Measures Empowerment & Inclusion of Women in Agriculture

Source: Inter Press Service

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.

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Being Smart About Mobile Money

Source: Microfinance Gateway

Grameen Foundation’s Bobbi Gray and Christian Loupeda discuss the valuable role of savings groups in extending digital financial services to underserved communities in Burkina Faso.

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Building productivity and resilience for coconut farmers through digital technology

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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.

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Local fintech, Grameen Foundation use technology to empower the poor

Source: Business Mirror

Grameen Foundation’s CAN program in expanding access to financial services in the Philippines.

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Serving Smallholder Farmers in the Digital Age: Why it Requires Treating Data Like an Asset

Source: Next Billion

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.

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Sari-sari stores level up with digital transformation

Source: InterAksyon

Gigi Gatti explains how Grameen Foundation works with neighborhood shops and telecom operators in the Philippines to extend financial services to underserved communities.

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