Transforming Rural India Through Agricultural Innovation

Harvard Business Review

Addressing the agriculture value chain—soil testing, facilitation of inputs and credit, market linkage, and field advisory services—is part and parcel of agriculture development initiatives. Over 1,900 beneficiaries have established micro-enterprises for which microfinance has been facilitated. With a majority of its population living in villages, rural poverty is a major problem in India. The disparity between the urban and rural incomes is also on the rise.