Video: Five new technologies to simplify data collection in smallholder finance

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September 18, 2015

A number of new technologies have emerged to help investors with data collection, and the Initiative for Smallholder Finance explores five of these that are taking the pain out of smallholder data collection:

Investors often lack sufficient data about the benefits and risks of directing their funds to smallholder agricultural finance. Without this information, investors have little evidence about and therefore little understanding of how to provide smallholder agricultural markets with the finance they need.

But data collection isn't easy. The following technologies are helping investors collect and utilize data to better understand their market:

  • Acopio (presented by Fair Trade USA)
  • EchoMobile
  • Geotraceability
  • Scope Insight
  • Taro Works (presented by Grameen Foundation)

About the Author(s)

ISF Advisors
Learning Lab Strategic Partner

ISF is an advisory group committed to transforming rural economies by delivering partnerships and investment structures that promote financial inclusion for rural enterprises and smallholder farmers. Combining industry-leading research with hands-on technical expertise, ISF develops practical, profitable, and sustainable financial solutions.

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