Facilitating agribusinesses

Small entrepreneurs struggle with lack of access to resources, technologies, expertise and market information. Leveraging and aggregating programs and services to promote agribusinesses and enhancing partnerships through entrepreneurship development, innovation and value addition can open up opportunities for farmers to take their products and technologies to a global market.

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Interventions 

  • Promoting 16 Farmer Producer Organization (FPOs) in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu
  • 22 Agri Business Incubators supported through the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in India
  • 6 value-chain incubators set up in Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Ghana and Mali with support from
    UniBRAIN project of FARA
  • Set up Food Processing Business Incubators in Ghana, Mali, Uganda, Cameroon and Angola
  • Set up Food Testing Laboratories in Nigeria, Gambia, Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe and Rwanda
  • Founding member of the Network of Indian Agri-Business Incubators; Global Agri-Business Incubation Network; and African Agribusiness Incubation Network.
  • Scaled up 19 grassroots innovations to prototype/ market-ready product/service stage
  • Working with women entrepreneur associations in Telangana to promote start-ups.

Impacts

In India 

  • Supported 76 agribusiness start-ups
  • Over 900 jobs created through start-up clients
  • > 800,000 farmers benefited by products and valueaddition
    services offered by clients
  • Facilitated $ 13.2 million as investment to start-ups
  • Facilitated commercialization of 331 agrotechnologies
    for ICAR institutions; 1218 ventures provided incubation support                                                   in these institutions.

In Africa (UniBRAIN project) 

  • 294 start-ups supported through FARAUniBRAIN
    incubators
  • $ 1.3 million mobilized for incubatees
  • 58 agro-technologies commercialized
  • 21 innovations supported
  • 4535 entrepreneurs trained
  • 4665 jobs created.

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