VillFarm Agrisolutions

Sustainable agriculture products company

Lead partner: Dave Richards

Opportunity

India is going through a major farming transition. Much of the soil on Indian farms has been degraded by over-use of fertilizers. The current techniques used by most farmers in India are based on chemical-based agri-inputs which are no longer providing the yields that they once did. Additionally, there is a growing domestic and international demand for more transparency on agriculture practices especially for products that are natural or organically grown. The current suppliers of a new generation of organic, sustainable agri-inputs are small and unorganized. Additionally, there is a lot of product adulteration, poor product packaging, and lack of transparency on product ingredients.

Solution

1921_photoessay_VLE_field1VillFarm has developed a new branded broad product line of premium, proprietary, organic agri-input products covering categories such land preparation, seed treatment, basal application, active growth flowering and fruiting, pest management and adjuvants. These products are now being distributed in South India and supported by a growing band of farmer technical advisors. VillFarm offers farmers the opportunity to improve the health of their soil, become organic-ready, while delivering higher yields for multiple crops.

Impact

Within 5 years, VillFarm plans to reach to over a million rural households in 15,000 Indian villages improving their income by at least 20%-30%. VillFarm will also train and hire 3,000 village-based farmer technical advisors providing needed employment to youth.

About VillFarm

VillFarm is building a new product line of high-performance agri-inputs addressing the high-growth market of sustainable agriculture products in India. VillFarm is based in Bangalore, India.

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