Stage of adaption :
Crop Planning Stage/Cultivation Stage/Post-harvest stage
A B-School for farmers who have formed/aspire to form Producer Organizations. It uses on premise immersive classroom sessions as well as online content to help FPO Mangers & farmers develop business acumen. The FPO Pathshala has its genesis in Samunnati’s strong belief that a balanced mix of market access, aggregation and institution building activities can make the market work supported by scalable technology.
Modules include book-keeping, compliance and legal, taxation, input cost management, harvest throughput improvement, power of aggregation and beyond. While regional chapters of the school impart training to the managers, the online version focuses on on-demand customised content delivered in local language with interactive & audio-visual means reinforced by rewards, certificates & tangible benefits positively impacting transactional activities.
• First National-level phygital platform for farmer collective managers
• Standardization of courses & contents
• Development of business acumen for farmers including collective management
• Customised content and courses with focus on local environment, value chain, opportunities etc.
• Factors various levels of developmental stages the farmers/organization may be at
• Content presented through videos; interactive quizzes promote participation over online platform
• Success stories & case study-driven trainings presented through documentary media
• Handles formation of collectives, compliance, governance, accounting & finance, marketing & branding, member mobilization among others.
Acquired more than 100 customers
Served nearly 50 FPOs
Technology Not Protected
Smallholder farmers forming Producer Organization as well as individual farmers as the primary customer while the service providers will also be using the platform
The technology stack includes microservices architecture, cloud first with a conscious focus on integration for content development.
Nil, as a technology platform mostly operating online, no such limitation exists.
Primarily designed to serve collectives of smallholder farmers, the platform enables access to markets along with capacity building of these organisations. The strengthening of these rural entities has immediate impact in terms of:
• Bringing the cost of inputs down
• More output per unit
• More unit under use
In long terms it contributes to upliftment of smallholder farmers through operating the agri value chains at a higher equilibrium.