and farmer trusts.
So far six farmer. limited companies has set up. This project
selected for E-India award under ICT enabled agriculture Links on
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Invest in profitable agro-business ventures – set up farmer-owned
businesses, based on professional feasibility analysis and business
Farmers: equal business partners – farmers are not merely
'beneficiaries' or 'the target group', instead they are an equal
business partner of the private business partner/investor
Loan, no free money – the investment required is brought in by a
private business partner, driven by its social corporate
responsibility, rather than by its profit seeking objectives, but is
to be repaid to sustain the model.
Farmer ownership – as repayments are made on the investments, the
economic ownership of the company is automatically transferred to the
Continued strategic guidance by professional/business partners –
whereas farmers are to gain 100% economic ownership over the business,
and they are to be represented in the governing body (Board of
Directors), the majority of the BoD will remain professional or
business partners, to ensure that the long-term interest of the
company and continued strategic guidance is secured.
Invest, but also plough back profits – While investing in higher value-
addition processing, the model is intended to plough back part of the
profits to the farmers and into new economic activities in the
Collective action to save time, energy & money
Improve bargaining position
Take out intermediaries – e.g. the middlemen or informal lenders.
Overcome difficulties in handling & logistics – e.g. inaccessibility
and transportation, especially in undulating terrains, leading to
excessive wastage. Collectively, the farmers can more easily organize
solutions or obtain external support (e.g. from (local) government or
Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there, and to be guided by truth as one sees it. But no one has a right to coerce others to act according to his own view of truth. - Mohandas Gandhi
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