Smallholder AgriTech   S.E.A. Landscape 2020 



21 April 2020


5:00pm – 6:15pm

(GMT +8)



The global Agri-FoodTech scene is rapidly growing, with investments increasing from $2.9B in 2012 to $19.8B in 2019, nearly 7 times in 7 years. As the broader sector becomes more complex and mature, we would like to draw attention to AgriTech, a niche segment within that sector that focuses on applications of these technologies to smallholder farming. These technologies have the potential of providing farmers better access to information, markets, credit and inputs, resulting in higher productivity and profitability.


The agriculture sector in Southeast Asia is similar to India with small farm sizes, fragmented supply chains, and fast-growing mobile penetration. Similar to Southeast Asia, the AgriTech ecosystem in India is also made up of market-based solutions to areas such as advisory services, crop insurance schemes, and precision agriculture technologies. However, the ecosystem in India is roughly 3-5 years ahead of Southeast Asia, with a large number of mature digital solutions operating at scale.


In the first session of the Grow Asia Digital Learning Series in 2020, we will provide an overview of the current Smallholder AgriTech landscape in Southeast Asia, and share some key success factors from the ecosystem in India to support the growth of the sector in the region.


Adam Lyle

Executive Chairman,

Padang & Co

Hemendra Mathur

Venture Partner,

Bharat Innovation Fund

Hien Huynh



Nadia Soerjanto

Manager, Innovation,

Grow Asia


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