Category: Supply Chain
Interview on SocialStory
SocialStory did an interview piece a few days ago. They asked me about my views on the Indian Food & Agriculture sector in general and also for some details on our work at Caspian. Please find the detailed interview at SocialStory.
Food Wastage: Challenges for India
A FAO study throws up interesting numbers on food wastage across the world and splits up food wastage per capita into supply chain losses and consumer level losses. For developed countries, consumer level wastage is alarming but for countries like India, the supply chain level wastage is alarming because of the volume of food losses…
Reading List – 9th November, 2013
1.) How does the pirates business model work? An interesting article on financing Somali Pirates. Article: Somali Pirates 2.) Would you work harder if you were given a raise? A new Harvard study says yes, but only if it came as a surprise and you thought that you were already being paid the “going rate”.…
Access to Credit: Financing Options for Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs)
FWWB and SFAC organized a Round Table Discussion (RTD) forum on July 31st, 2012. I had the opportunity to attend the RTD and talk about the possibilities of enabling innovative market based financing solutions for Producer Organisations. Needless to say, it was one of those rare gatherings with everybody from policymakers to practitioners being present…
Why go cashless?
We want to make cashless payments to farmers, rural labourers directly to their bank accounts and hand them over a card which they can use to transact “business”. By removing cash from the system, we have managed to remove chances of “middlemen” (our very own people handling payments) siphoning money out of the system before…
How to “serve the BoP”?
I have come to a few conclusions based on three years of my personal experience of building businesses for the last mile remote rural customer. The segment that I have been looking at is similar in a lot of ways to the segment referred to as BoP in popular development literature. I, do, however, feel…
DNE Blog: Insights from the Livestock Roundtable
Last week, the Centre for Insurance and Risk Management, IFMR, convened a roundtable on Livestock risk that was attended by all the major stakeholders to talk about the various issues and challenges faced by them in bringing effective risk management solutions to livestock owners. The participants involved all the major insurance companies, NGO like PRADAN,…