13 December 2018 | News | By NFS correspondent
technology for farmers
Mindtree.org, the social inclusion platform of Mindtree Ltd, announced the successful implementation of its five digital platforms designed to build inclusive societies and create more opportunities for independent entrepreneurs in India and elsewhere.
The platforms cater to India's informal economic sector, representing millions of workers such as farmers, artisans and waste pickers striving to increase incomes and reach end consumers, and who represent the vast majority of India's workforce.
The purpose of the Mindtree.org digital platforms is to make digital technology and professional services accessible to millions of local entrepreneurs working in the informal economy. These initiatives help to set up profitable micro-businesses, connected communities and networked marketplaces, improving their income and standard of living.
More than 1.6 million independent entrepreneurs, alongside several state government agencies, non-governmental organizations and other partners, are utilizing operational platforms. The all-in-one platforms combine digital technology, impact consulting, and professional services to co-create & co-operate inclusive eco-systems.
Helping Smallholder Farmers Climb up the Agri-Value Chain
A farmer empowerment solution, that enables marginal farmers and artisanal communities to sell directly to the consumer and earn more income. The solution provides access to information, opportunities, and a formalized value chain for the farmers' produce. This program has served 865 farmer micro businesses and 49,000 farmers.