Four Agri-tech startups that are easing the lives of farmers
The agricultural sector is one of the primary contributors to the Indian economy.To assist the farmer and to provide high-quality produce to consumers, a number of agri-tech startups have come up with innovative methods of cultivation and supply chain management. Below are some startups that are helping the farmers to connect with buyers and even helping them to sell their produce on e-mandis.
Aqgromalin is one of the fastest-growing farm diversification companies that aims to supplement the income of small landholding farmers through ready to implement micro-farms. It makes access easier for various agricultural implements and technology. Backed by technology, the full-stack company offers innovative growth ideas to farmers in the areas of – Agriculture, Aquaculture, Animal Husbandry, and Insect farming. Its buyback policy ensures farmers that they get a fair price for their produce hence improving their trust in the system. Access to information, Machinery, Credit, and Materials are made at a single point which makes lives better and profitable for farmers.
Gurugram and Patna-based agri-tech platform DeHaat offers an online marketplace to farmers. It is a technology-based platform offering full-stack agricultural services to farmers, including distribution of high-quality Agri inputs, customized farm advisory, access to financial services, and market linkages for selling their produce. Currently, we are operating in -Bihar, UP, Odisha, and WB - with 350,000 farmers in our service network and our goal is to bring our services to 5 million farmers by 2024.
Bengaluru-based greenhouse agri-tech startup Clover focus on demand-led cultivation. Clover partners with farmers across India and markets premium quality, branded, greenhouse-grown fresh produce through B2B and B2C channels. Clover claims that its business model centres around demand-led cultivation, a managed farm network, and full-stack agronomy.
Bijak a business-to-business (B2B) startup for agricultural commodities that connects traders, wholesalers, food processors, and farmers. It creates buyer and supplier ratings based on their transaction history to bring transparency and enforce accountability. Farmers get access to a mandi-wise list of buyers and suppliers for each of their commodities on the Bijak app, which becomes even more relevant in the wake of the recent farm legislations that throw the sector open to private players dealing directly with farmers.
To keep the supply chains functional, some of India’s agri-tech startups are lending a helping hand to the farming community through artificial intelligence, data analytics, and various Internet of Things (IoT) devices.