#19 — e Rythu, Safe Meat, Amazon and More and more!


21st September 2018


What has women empowerment got to do with feeding the hungry, you ask? A lot of things!

Women make up more than 70% of the agricultural workforce in India and 86% of their livelihood depends on agriculture.

But because of social construct from the past, they don’t have the same access to land or inputs like improved seeds, fertilizers etc.

According to FAO, if women were able to access the same agricultural resources as men, the agricultural productivity would increase by 20–30% in developing countries, which could potentially feed unto 150 million of the hungry people.

With more people (mostly men) migrating towards cities, the dynamics of roles are beginning to change in villages with women becoming decision makers.

Sowing the seeds of education and equal opportunities for women (not just in agriculture) will go a long way in solving world hunger.

Meanwhile, dive into this week’s issue.

Stay empowered,
Anusha & Elizabeth

Source: Unsplash

eRythu is Digitising the Agricultural Marketplace: Inc42

The Andhra Pradesh government launched the e-Rythu app that will create cashless payments and connect small-scale farmers looking to sell their produce to the right buyers.

Source: Unsplash

Payback plans to enter neighbourhood kirana stores with PoS terminals: Inc42

PoS terminals have gained significance to offline operators after demonetisation of November 2016. Payback intends to service the 12Mn market of convenience/Kirana stores in India.









  • FSSAI’s new initiative to boost meat safety through training, food safety audits and certification of animal feed

Know more about the World Heritage Cuisine Summit and Food Festival in Amritsar, Punjab this October 12th-14th


Something innovative:
FSSAI launches Food Innovators Network: Fine tuning India’s start-up ecosystem

Something curious:
Why aren’t there many international QSR food brands from India?

Something more than just food:
Ankush Bhandari: From tiffin service provider to data scientist

Something to look forward to:
Drone Regulations 2.0 May Accommodate Delivery For Food

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Published on 21st September 2018