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Transfin. Podcast E44: Catch-22, Agro-Processing, Value Chains

Professor of Financial Economics and Part-time Value Investor, Transfin.
Aug 8, 2019 5:06 AM 1 min read

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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