Transfin. Podcast E44: Catch-22, Agro-Processing, Value Chains
A computer engineer by training, Aneesh Jain briefly dabbled in consulting at McKinsey and TechnoServe before he found his calling in the development sector, leading to the inception of Gram Unnati, a not-for profit set up working for the improvement of farmers' lives.
In yet another gear-shift from the series of guests we have had this season, Aneesh talks about how something that intuitively looked like a brilliant idea, with everyone posed to benefit, was in fact laden with multiple challenges.
Against the background of a lighter monsoon this year, this week's chat adopts a free market-oriented view about:
The Indian agricultural value chain
How the Indian Farmer is caught between the devil and the deep blue sea
The good and evil of intermediated agriculture
Building risk-free supply chains
How diversification can help
Push for Zero Budget Natural Farming in Budget 2019
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