525 million smallholder farmers grow 70% of the world’s food, yet they’re among the poorest people on earth.
We're changing that.

A farming family that has signed up for Jiva.
A Jiva employee wearing out in the field.

Creating a better tomorrow, today.

Jiva empowers smallholder farmers to adopt better practices, adapt to new conditions and grow their incomes.

What we do

At Jiva, we’re focused on solving  four critical challenges that farmers around the world face every day.

Finance

Jiva provides low cost loans through our mobile app. The loans allow farmers to buy better supplies and are repaid at harvest.

Supplies

Jiva farmers can purchase high-quality supplies through the e-commerce store on our app. Jiva delivers these supplies at no extra charge.

Grow

Our personalised, AI-powered advice engine delivers relevant, feasible advice to farmers right when they need it.

Sell

Jiva farmers arrange pickup of their harvest through the app. With Jiva, farmers can also cross-check prices and see cost breakdowns.

What sets us apart

Technology with a deep rooted human centered purpose.

Community Engagement, Not Replacement

Jiva employs local entrepreneurs across the supply chain rather than replacing them. These actors bridge technology gaps and build trust with farmers, and their expertise helps us to evolve and tailor our solutions.

Human-Technology Hybrid

Jiva operates a hybrid model that preserves key face-to-face interactions while uplifting inefficient and unfair processes with new technologies. This model accelerates adoption, increases feedback and builds trust.

Personalisation at Scale

Jiva leverages climate data, remote sensing, computer vision and other technologies to design and deliver personalised and relevant advice to each and every farmer on our platform, right when they need it.

Closed-Loop Model

Jiva extends loans to farmers, who then repay with a portion of their harvests. This allows Jiva to "see the whole picture", which reduces risk, enables us to service more farmers and pass on more value.

Our Blog

Agritech — Making Indian Farming Profitable

Agritech — Making Indian Farming Profitable

Small and marginal farmers in India face a myriad of wicked challenges, as they do elsewhere in the world, that keeps them on the cusp of poverty. With close to 100 million farmers spread throughout the world’s 7th largest country, it’s critical that their issues are addressed in a systematic, and thoughtful way.

Are farmers an endangered species?

Are farmers an endangered species?

There are 500 million smallholder farmers worldwide who produce up to 70% of the world’s food. Yet, globally we’re seeing a decline in the overall number of farmers.

Farmer Hasri: the Old and the New

Farmer Hasri: the Old and the New

Over the last 2 years, Jiva has run over a hundred demo plots to test the efficacy of our agronomy advisory. The results have been staggering; we’ve seen some farmers increase their yield by 200%.

What our farmers have to say

“Production was not optimal. Then Jiva came to us and we got a tremendous advantage”
Soado, farmer from Bantaeng, South Sulawesi
“I’m very excited to follow Jiva’s nudges, which are different from my usual practices. I feel that Jiva is looking out for us and bringing new life to farmers”
A Jiva farmer from Bantaeng, Indonesia.
Ruslan
Farmer from Jeneponto
“I am definitely doing better at this point in the crop cycle compared to the previous season. I am using better quality seeds and have learnt proper fertilisation techniques”
A Jiva farmer from Banaeng, Indonesia.
Basari
Farmer from Bantaeng