NpM, Platform for Inclusive Finance, Rabobank Foundation and the Netherlands Space Office are organizing the conference “Geodata for Inclusive Finance and Food”. The conference aims to show, share and discuss the latest technological applications based on satellite data in relation to inclusive finance and food security.
Recent developments in technological applications based on satellite data provide useful information to increase outreach of financial services to rural areas and smallholder farmers. Early evidence suggests that these applications offer great promise to produce a higher and more stable crop supply of increased quality. By this, the risk profile of smallholder farmers reduces which is an important stimulus for financial institutions to provide financial services. At the same time, this information can directly reduce monitoring and transaction costs, further improving access to finance.
The conference will focus on the point where access to finance and technology meet. Since much is unexplored yet from an organisational and economic point of view, the aim of the conference is threefold: 1. Inspiration 2. Knowledge exchange 3. Networking.
For a detailed programme, registration and more background information, please visit the event website.
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