RMSI wins prestigious BRICS Solutions for SDGs Award 2021
New Delhi : RMSI, a global geospatial and engineering solution provider has been adjudged ‘Runner Up’ at the prestigious BRICS Solutions for SDGs Awards 2021 for its ‘Malawi Project’. The contest attracted a total of 289 submissions across 7 categories from the 5 nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).
Malawi is a small landlocked country in Africa with an economy driven by agriculture, which accounts for one third of the country’s GDP and nearly 80% of employment. RMSI developed an effective and innovative technological intervention in the form of an inclusive ICT-based Value Chain Governance (IVCG) platform for Malawi, to streamline the fragmented agricultural value chain and reduce the risks to smallholder farmers.
Besides being an efficient and transparent system, it ensures fair prices to farmers leading to higher economic returns on land, labour and capital.
The platform is also helping the Government of Malawi to motivate farmers to grow crops that could improve the agri-exports from the country. The online platform is also climate friendly as it makes the subsidy implementation and loan approval process paperless.
Anup Jindal, CEO & Joint Managing Director, RMSI said, “We are honoured to be selected for this prestigious award. Our platform has created a holistic system to transform the agricultural sector in Malawi to provide food security, ensure market development and improve livelihoods of smallholder farmers.”
The platform has benefitted 15,777 groundnut farmers, 23,222 pigeon pea famers and 23,268 soybean growers and recorded an outstanding agro-input redemption success rate (>99%) due to usage of digital distribution system till date.