Episode 203: FinTech4Good: Finance for Farmers and a Sustainable Supply Chain

Farm Now, Pay Later!

Step into the world of finance with a purpose on another compelling episode of “Fintech4Good.” Host Elizabeth Kleinveld leads the conversation on “Finance for Farmers and a Sustainable Supply Chain” with dynamic guests Diletta Topazio from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Javier Perez, Co-Founder and COO of WËIA.

The discussion revolves around inventive ideas for financing crop production, highlighting the crucial statistics on farming funding needs, and emphasizing the pivotal role of microcredits in this sector. Beyond the numbers, the episode explores the tangible impact on farmers’ lives. Join us as we navigate the intersection of fintech and agriculture, unraveling innovative solutions that address financial challenges for farmers, promoting a sustainable and flourishing supply chain. This episode isn’t just about economics; it’s a deep dive into the heart of global efforts to combat hunger. Tune in for a thought-provoking exploration of finance for good!

Connect with our guests:

Javier Perez: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jperezburgos/ or schedule a call: https://calendly.com/japebu/weia

Diletta Topazio: https://www.linkedin.com/in/diletta-topazio-phd-898114115/

About the Author
Elizabeth Kleinveld is an ecosystem builder linking various parties in the Financial Services value chain from startups and scale-ups to regulators, investors and large corporates. She spent twenty years in the tech and banking sectors in the Netherlands, working first with ABN AMRO and then Holland Fintech before joning Startupbootcamp's Global Fintech Accelerator in 2016. There she’s helped over 150 international startups scale their business from Payments, RegTech, InsurTech, PensionTech, Investing, and Trade Finance companies etc. She is passionate about helping female and minority founders and likes to see solutions that increase financial inclusion, giving the underbanked opportunities that they didn’t have before. Kleinveld is very active in the ecosystem and has hosted a number of panel discussions at various conferences, including Money2020, Fintech South, European Women in Tech, and Financial Services Cybertech Forum. Kleinveld has invested in over 40 startups, is on the Board of the Israeli-Dutch Innovation Center and is a Founding Partner of Great Stuff Ventures. Linkedln: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-kleinveld-1493ab X: https://twitter.com/EkleinveldSBC Website: www.greatstuffventures.com Provoke: https://provoke.fm/author/elizabeth-kleinveld/