450 million people, or 70% of the rural poor in developing countries, rely on agriculture as a main source of income. Many of these are smallholder farmers, suffering from low productivity and low incomes. Companies and NGOs have models to provide services and inputs to these farmers, and banks and donors are keen to take these models to scale, however there are challenges that everyone investing in smallholder value chains suffers from.
IDH can help transform these pain points into better business. We apply a data driven approach to help service providers to set up financially sustainable business models. Through a structured methodology we leverage data and business modelling to unlock more innovative business models and sustainable financing that can reach smallholders at scale. The uniqueness of this approach is that it is replicable, comparable, and actionable, supported by a conducive enabling environment.
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