Digital payments key to rural credit scoring in S-E Asia
LIKE any business, a small family-owned farm requires capital. Rice, corn, coffee and cocoa all require equipment, fertilisers and chemicals to grow and generate solid returns. Today, small farms in South-east Asia pay very high interest rates, often more than 10 per cent a month, to village-...
Urban Singapore’s agritech role lies in SE Asia’s 71m small farms
WITHOUT its own significant agriculture sector, Singapore presents an intriguing strategic puzzle for innovators and policy makers when it comes to the country’s role in agricultural technologies: What is our role?