Transforming the agricultural last mile: shifting from paper records towards digital transparency and financial inclusion
Increasingly, mobile technology is helping agribusinesses and farmers to optimise their operations in the agricultural last mile, increasing visibility in the supply chain, supporting sustainable sourcing practices and meeting traceability and certification requirements. In addition, last mile digital tools can pave the way for financial inclusion of smallholder farmers as they generate a wide range of data that contributes to building economic identities and allows them to establish creditworthiness. Mobile operators and AgTech providers are well positioned to deliver enterprise solutions for the agricultural last mile, meeting the needs of agribusinesses and farmers.
In this session we will discuss practical challenges faced by the players in the last mile, the prerequisites to successfully rolling out last mile digital tools and the latest approaches in digital finance for the rural segment.