How India can finance and scale digital innovations in agriculture
Better finance models will help India's agriculture sector feed a growing population in the face of limited natural resources and ecological challenges.
Arindom Datta has been working for Rabobank for the last 15 years and has over 28 years of experience in Rural Finance, Cooperative, Microfinance and Agribusiness banking. Arindom is responsible for the sustainability banking initiatives on knowledge, risk management and business development. He also oversees the development finance projects in blended finance, technology/innovation and access to finance in the agriculture sector. Arindom is further passionate about following the Agtech developments and its significance for small holder farmers.
He previously worked with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, IDBI Bank and CARE. Arindom is a Mathematics honours graduate from St. Stephen’s College and has an MBA with a specialization in Finance and Strategy from IIM Kozhikode.
Arindom’s work is recognized and he has been honoured with the ‘India Sustainable Leadership’ award at the India Sustainability Leadership Summit in 2017.
Other affiliations: Independent Director of NABKISAN Finance Limited; Observer on the Board of Agrostar, India’s largest Agtech company; ; Member of the FICCI Task force on Agtech; Steering Committee member of SAFIN (Small holder and Agri SME Finance & Investment Network)