Sustainable Agro ALliance

helping small farmers

  • Agriprenuer Development Model (ADM)

    In the current farming value chain, key critical factor that is missing is Agriprenuers. They are the last mile connectivity with farmers and important nodal agents to be two channel passing information, services, technology, products and produces. Their association with community is vital and they are the link pins between farming community and alliance organizations. With successful adoption of this model, SAAL is planning to widen the reach of partners beyond their present organization boundaries. This is primarily for expansion to reach target farmer groups to have the maximum impact with farmers by administering very critical eco-system services. Agriprenuers are required to set up their base in their own village, prepare inputs as trained with guided supervision of experts in the field of organic farming in the initial stages. They would provide those inputs to the farmers in and around the villages to earn their income. In many of the cases, farmers need the service to use those inputs in their field say for example spraying of bio fertilizers, bio growth promoters and bio pesticides. The entrepreneurs are entitled for collecting a fee from farmers as well for the rendered service. The production of organic inputs with locally available resources is beneficial and cost effective for farmers. While a segment of farmers were equipped with knowledge and resources to produce inputs to take care of their farm needs, other segment of farmers were expressing interest to have those inputs produced elsewhere and organize a service to use those inputs in their farm. This creates an eco system to practice, sustain and propagate organic cultivation.

  • The course would teach marginalized youth with the following skills.

    • set up demonstration plots where they can receive basic farming training and learn how to improve the quality of their crops

    • learn how to grow high-value crops such as vegetables and fruits

    • learn how to grow high-value crops such as vegetables and fruits

    • train agriculture laborer in modern agriculture and collectively engaging them in turnkey agriculture work in their villages

    • learn to use Information Communication Technologies (ICT) as an agriculture entrepreneur

    • run the agriculture input as a microenterprise and provide necessary field support for farmers

    • learn marketing skills to get the best price at market

    • take a more active role in local leadership and governance and to gain more access to agricultural and business-related information and networks they need to succeed