6 Information and communication technologies: Recommendations

To support information and communication technologies capital providers should:

6.1 Explore investments in both technology providers and the companies that use technology to maximize returns from the innovation.

6.2 Prioritize mobile services that address the latent demand from agribusinesses and the enterprise resource planning systems they utilize.

6.3 Prioritize products that can reach scale, or provide a service for which smallholders are willing to pay

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Information and communication technologies: For improving investment readiness of small and medium agribusinesses [74 pages] and its executive summary [6 pages] Digital solutions offer opportunities to overcome information access challenges when working with smallholders. Collecting data is now easy and lower in cost, allowing individual data to be collected from smallholder farmers directly. Understanding the factors behind the successful deployment of these technologies provides an opportunity to give investors clear markers when researching investments.

To support information and communication technologies capital providers should also:

6.4 Support digital agri-entrepreneurs to both develop ag-tech models and ensure that appropriately priced capital is available to test and scale what works.

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State of agri-SME sector – Bridging the finance gap [67 pages]

breaks down the market in a comprehensive and holistic way to show where finance is specifically flowing and recommends ways to address the current agri-SME finance gap.

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AGRF Deal Room 2020 ICTs for improving investment readiness of small & medium agribusinesses [55 minutes]

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