Eka Pamitra, co-founder of the online farmers’ market TaniHub, talks with Helen Brown from the Australia-Indonesia Centre.
TaniHub helps Indonesian farmers to market their produce and sell direct to buyers, cutting out the middleman who, Pak Eka says, are often the reason why farmers have very low incomes.
When TaniHub’s most reliable suppliers are in financial need, TaniFund provides them with loans at a fair rate, sometimes delivered in the form of an income while produce is growing. As Pak Eka explains, this helps to free farmers from their alternative, loan sharks.
Helen Brown is digital economy fellow at The Australia-Indonesia Centre.