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Omnivore’s appetite for agri technologies beginning to show

Livemint reported yesterday that Omnivore Capital made two investments in agtech companies. The two companies, Rajkot-based Khedut Agro Engineering and Bangalore-based FrontalRain Technologies, couldn’t be more different. Omnivore invested¬†Rs. 5 crore for a 33% stake in 2-year old FrontalRain Technologies, which offers Internet-based supply chain solutions for farm businesses. FrontalRain is targeting the whole range […]

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India’s Social Enterprise Landscape – Findings from Intellecap Study

Another day. Another PDF (this time a 66-pager). Where’s my ‘Executive Summary’ hat?¬† Ah… there – I found it! At the recently concluded Sankalp Forum, Intellecap released a comprehensive study on India’s social enterprise sector. The most interesting subset was an online survey of 100 social enterprises followed by in-depth qualitative interviews with over 50 […]

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Stop MNREGA for ONE year and let’s kickoff Second Green Revolution

“Stop MNREGA for one year and let’s kickoff Second Green Revolution with the corresponding budget of Rs. 40,000 crores!” Let me quickly disenchant you that a year of blogging and research on social enterprises has not made me an agricultural policy expert. The above statement was made by Dr. Ashok Gulati, a top agricultural economist […]

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Key nuggets from Bill Gates’ Annual Letter 2012 – Innovation in Agriculture

If you have time, you really should read the complete text of the 2012 Annual Letter from Bill Gates. But I know you live in a multi-screen world with thousands of tweets, status updates, and vids clamoring for your attention every waking moment so I’ll do some of the heavy lifting (sorry, “curating”) instead. The […]

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Some GDP and health trends from Gapminder

A friend alerted me to Gapminder.org a while ago and today I finally sampled some of their amazing datasets via their nifty Trendalyzer. If you haven’t heard of Gapminder, their mission statement should catch your attention: Fighting the most devastating myths by building a fact-based world view that everyone understands. Their website describes Gapminder as […]

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