These companies mesmerized VCs into feeding the hungry. Here’s what they did.

What’s the best way to reduce hunger in India?  A survey of 50 companies backed by 10 impact focused venture investors, ranging from small to $250 million, reveals 5 important themes for companies helping farmers, food distributors, and others in the agricultural industry.

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These themes are, 1) improving productivity of inputs, like seeds, tools, and irrigation equipment, 2) improving IT to report on weather, market conditions, and crop conditions, 3) improved processing that allows farmers to upgrade their products and get paid better, 4) cloud-based supply chain management tools that help farmers and NGOs more easily access better markets and 5) end-to-end integration.


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