8Villages have a suite of services that benefit smallholder farmers, including Datahub, LISA, KASA and RegoPantes.
RegoPantes is a platform that connect consumers/businesses to the farmers directly. Through RegoPantes consumers/businesses can manage their purchase of their products, regarding its quality, shipping method and/or amount and shipping time of their products. RegoPantes was inspired from the unfair treatment of farmers and consumers by middlemen. With RegoPantes, farmers can sell their product and consumer can buy their product at fair prices. It is currently being used in almost every region in Indonesia.
Farmers can use RegoPantes to sell their products directly to customers without going through middlemen, increasing their net incomes.
Progress To Date
8Villages has engaged over 120,000 farmers to date, and has partnerships with Mercy Corps Indonesia, Telco (Telkomsel), Agriculture University, Ministry of Trade and BMKG.
The team are working with ministry of information to reach 1 million farmers in Indonesia.
HARA uses a blockchain-based traceable and transparent data exchange to drive the use of informed data-driven decisions in society, and address one of the world’s most fundamental problems: food security. Many smallholder farmers are still invisible to the connected world, making them unable to access loans, crop insurance or the best input products. HARA incentivises these farmers, who are given a simple tool to provide data throughout their production process. Each village has a field agent who collects information from farmers, and who receives a small margin from any subsequent transactions. This information could then be used by data buyers to improve the services they provide to the farmers, for instance financial institutions who provide microcredits.
Capability and features
Smallholder farmers can use supply-chain data to improve operational efficiencies, access current market information, and become more visible to other agriculture stakeholders. HARA’s technology can facilitate the farmers’ data collection process, which will help farmers get better access to agriculture loans.
Financial institutions use HARA’s verified data to access untapped market segments, perform credit scoring/risk profiling and monitor the loan.
Governments are better equipped to anticipate and tackle agricultural-related problems, thereby boosting their economy in a sustainable manner.
Progress to date
HARA is now already deployed in 212 villages across in Indonesia and engaged with over 9,000 farmers, and works with several banks and insurance companies to provide financial products. Preparations are being made to expand to other developing countries on the equator, and HARA has started negotiations with potential partners in Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Kenya, Uganda, Mexico, and Peru.
Golden Paddy offers real-time, specific and accurate productivity advice, connection to better buyers with better prices and terms, and connection to formal lenders with better rates and terms. All services are free for farmers, with Golden Paddy generating revenue from lead generation, advertisements, data insights and transactions.
Users avoid crop loss with timely and precise advice, receive better prices for their crops and pay less for customized loans.
Capability and features
As many farmers now have a smartphone and basic digital literacy, Golden Paddy has been developed as a mobile app based platform that provides services to the smallholders.
Impact Terra is utilizing its proprietary Crop Recommendation Engine (crop simulation models), Remote Sensing Engine (large scale crop growth and risk insights) and big-data platform to provide advanced services at scale to farmers and third parties.
MFIs and financiers use the loan origination services and credit scoring engine to make data-informed loan assessments. Agribusinesses use the platform to advertise and collect data. Non-profits use the platform to provide extension support to farmers.
Progress to date
Golden Paddy has gone from a mobile application to recommendation engine and satellite platform, and has raised over USD$3m to date. The platform has over 50,000 registered farmers, whilst securing strategic long-term partnerships across agronomy, technology, satellite insights, big-data, and financial services.
Golden Paddy is currently developing four technologies; their website and mobile app, crop simulation/prediction models, remote sensing models and an analytics platform.
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