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Samudra Network recognised as a winner in GOI’s StartupIndia Agriculture Grand Challenge in the Farm to Fork (e-marketplace) category

We have been keeping this news low – Results are now out! We are super kicked to be a part of this exciting group of startups being recognised and incubated by Government of India ’s (GOI) Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare.  Agriculture Grand Challenge Agriculture Grand Challenge takes up the bold call of doubling … Continue reading Samudra Network recognised as a winner in GOI’s StartupIndia Agriculture Grand Challenge in the Farm to Fork (e-marketplace) category

FPO are empowered for business tracking & decision making

FPOs are now able to have data at their finger tips. Using one of our FPO digitization tools, The output dashboards, our FPOs are able to get a respectable seat at the buyer’s table. They become dependable and trustworthy; sorted from a buyer’s perspective who wants constant quality and consistent quantity.  Buyers are willing to … Continue reading FPO are empowered for business tracking & decision making

Knowing what the farmers are growing is power.

An FPOs and Producer Groups are struggling hard to gain the confidence of large buyers and a big roadblock in this path in not having credible information about what their farmers are growing. Therefore even after getting an enquiry, FPOs take over 48 hrs to confirm if the produce is available, what quantity, and how … Continue reading Knowing what the farmers are growing is power.

Calibration of Input Purchases

As the FPOs (Farmer Producer Organisations) grow, the need to continuously keep cashflow positive and not have capital locked up in shelves become the key managing a farmer positive experience.  We have built tools that enable the FPO to understand the demands and calibrate their purchases of Input Supplies based on real data.  A sustainable … Continue reading Calibration of Input Purchases

Design session with the Resource Institution

The Initiatives for Development Foundation ( http://idfdevelopment.org/ )  has been our partner in the first pilots to roll out the FPO solution. Together we ideate on the process, improvements and solutions that factor in varied scenarios. We lock down on what information is required to function in an informed manner at all stakeholder levels. Great … Continue reading Design session with the Resource Institution

First FPO site visits Sep 2017

In September 2017, we visited FPOs near Kunigal and witnessed first hand the challenges for farmers in getting a good price for their months long hard work. They are handshaking with the FPO on price, quality and payments. But there is always a concern as not all facts are available at farmers fingertips about the … Continue reading First FPO site visits Sep 2017

Farmer / Shareholder management for FPOs

With our FPO digitization tools, FPOs (Farmer Producer Organisations, Producer Groups or Co-operatives) can manage the data about their farmers. The FPO field staff can survey their farmers, update information and capture nuances of their harvests, farming methodologies. Together this information is corroborated by the purchases they make and their farming practices via visits by … Continue reading Farmer / Shareholder management for FPOs