"Gender plays a critical role for any business model involving BoP. For example, in PRIDE, women are greatly in the following
1) Formation of Joint Liability group which helps them to be free from financial clusters. This also decreases…"
"Exactly for the same reason, mKRISHI® platform was designed by TCS to improve the operational efficiency and performance of these entities that are critical to the working of the rural collective enterprise ecosystem. This involves…"
"PRIDE™ system, a collective group like a Co-operative or a Farmer Producer Company is the central channel through which various Business and Agricultural activities are carried out. This collective group is generally an entity that operates on…"
"Some of the key challenges are:
1) Building a inclusive model (serving end to end need of rural & urban poor)
2) Defining long term benefits and making them to understand (Plan global and act local)
3) Last mile reach in technology (IVR, Mobile…"
"As you rightly mentioned, ICT is a good vehicle for information dissemination but there is to be farmer owned entity which would enable them with technology not in few area of crop production but throughout. For example, In India, Farmer…"
"I would suggest those models which aggregates people to form goal specific groups, so that it becomes easy for that group to operate on the field to connect various organizations like Agri-input industries, Food processing industries,…"
I am part of mKRISHI TCS Project, which aims at creating sustainable business inclusion model for farming community. The inclusion model named Progressive Rural Integrated Digital
Enterprise (PRIDE™) is powered by the TCS
mKRISHI® platform. We are successful in many parts of India and working towards implementing the same entire India as well as in countries.
Few issues that are addressed using this model are:
1. Increased production
3. Reduction in costs
4. Demand led diversification
5. Market participation
6. Value addition
Topics on my radar:
Agriculture, Enterprise Development, Inclusive Business Models, Measuring Impact, Technology