BIF Pilot Resources

Collaborating for smallholder finance: How is Stanbic closing the loop?

Can agricultural credit unlock productivity in Nigerian smallholder agriculture, sufficient to generate returns for farmers, input-providers, harvesters, and the bank that drives the scheme? Read about the ambitious scope and fine detail of Stanbic Bank ‘s smallholder finance scheme, which seeks to catalyse a whole new approach to smallholder farming and rural banking.

iSchool: Transformative learning in the Zambian classroom

The Zambian start-up iSchool is a true pioneer in the e-learning space in Zambia and potentially beyond. Read about iSchool’s journey leading up to its commercial launch in late 2013 that required continuous innovation to slash cost per pupil per term and purse the twin goals of a sustainable business and educational transformation.

Evolution of mKRISHI®: A technology platform for Indian farmers

The case for technology in agriculture enabling farmers to improve both yields and margins is compelling and at the heart of mKRISHI®, an inclusive business led by Tata Consulting Services (TCS), part of one of India’s largest companies. Read how a technology in search of a route to market seems to have found a new business model, and is now trying to take off.