Samunnati , eFresh jointly launch ‘FDC’ for agri inputs
Farmer Development Centre (FDC) is a store that is set up at the FPO premises under the franchise business model as a one-stop solution for all farmers’ needs
Agritech start up Samunnati, in partnership with eFresh Agribusiness Solutions Pvt Ltd has inaugurated 14 Farmer Development Centre (FDCs) in Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Rajasthan. A SMART and Sustainable farming platform, FDC is listed as one of the four innovations by Green Innovation Centre, an initiative of the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, and German cooperation.
It was one of the first online events where the company had FPOs and smallholders to celebrate the inauguration & establishment of these FDCs along with the Agri-experts. The launch was also aimed at creating awareness and educating other FPOs and Agri practitioners from across the various States about the benefits of FDCs.
FDC is a physical store that is set up at the Farmer Producer Organisation (FPO) premises under the franchise business model as a one-stop solution for all farmers’ needs. The model will leverage the power of aggregation to make available high-quality products at the right time and at economical prices. The technology infrastructure and digitization will drive efficiency, ease of doing business at the store level and will opportunity to leverage the benefits of analytics for the system as a whole.
FDCs would enhance the learning ecosystem for the farmers through the ‘model farmer initiative’ & advisory services through its partners. It would extend its coverage to subsume, farm output market linkages, farm machinery, insurance & other value-added services. FDC is owned, operated, and managed by FPOs.