I Got Crops

Enabling the Farmers to Climb Up the Agri Value Chain

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Enabling the small-holders and marginal farmers climb up the food value chain and earn a fair share of profits by setting up their own micro-businesses.

Today, in India, the farmer gets 1% to 3% income of what the public spends on food consumption. On the other hand, over 58% of rural households depend on agriculture. Yet, most of our farmers lack a substantial livelihood. Poor financial assistance, lack of expertise, low crop prices, and scarcity of natural resources are pushing farmers to take extreme steps! In a nutshell, farmers lack the expertise to transform their occupation into a sustainable business.

The IGC platform enables the farmers to directly sell their produce to the end-consumer and increase their revenues. In the process, IGC enhances the entire agriculture value chain for a farmer — from crop selection to distribution and sales. The platform also empowers consumers in making informed choices about what they are eating and from where it is sourced. The food reaches from farm to folk with as less hops as possible.

865

Farmer micro businesses

49K

Farmers

6

States

25

Farmer producer companies  

466

Villages

73

Micro business models

Real World Solutions

Nano Folios

Build diverse portfolios

The IGC platform enables the farmers to choose from various portfolios that they want to own through the entire value chain. In addition, the platform improves the success rate of the farmer by providing value-added services, such as timely assessment or risks, demand forecast, and supply readiness insights. 

This diversity of options and portfolios becomes an important tool that allow farmers to survive all climatic variations, improve crop efficiency, mitigate the risks and understand the demand/supply changes.

Key Modules Include:

  • Commodity Portfolio
  • Product Portfolio
  • Risk Management Strategy
  • Demand Forecast
  • GAP Assessment
  • Supply Readiness Assessment
  • Commodity Portfolio
  • Product Portfolio
  • Risk Management Strategy
  • Demand Forecast
  • GAP Assessment
  • Supply Readiness Assessment

Connected Farms

Efficiently manage crop production and inputs supply. Farm ERPs designed for micro-farms

The platform enables farmers to manage the entire crop production through a simple interface. The farmers get insights into good agricultural practices, ability to respond to any unforeseen incidents, and continuously monitor the production. 

The crop production management is customized on several factors, such as identifying the right portfolio, selection of the right seeds, input aggregation, and harvesting. 

Key Modules Include:

  • Local Input Production
  • Incident Response
  • Production Monitoring
  • Good Agriculture Practices
  • Input Aggregation
  • Disaster Response
  • Local Input Production
  • Incident Response
  • Production Monitoring
  • Good Agriculture Practices
  • Input Aggregation
  • Disaster Response

Micro Factories

Value-add to raw produce at village level

Farmers to get insights into the market scope, business plans on setting up units for various value-added products. The farmers can view and select from a range of business plans according to their budget, commodity and market opportunity.

Key Modules Include:

  • Micro-Processing Infra

  • Custom Hiring

  • Processing Training

  • WC Loan Against PC Inventory

  • Micro-Processing Infra
  • Custom Hiring
  • Processing Training
  • WC Loan Against PC Inventory

Agile Distributor

Efficiently run warehousing and distribution operations

This is where most farmers lose touch with the supply chain and undersell their crops. The IGC platform enables the farmers to move ahead into the supply chain by identifying the partners who can help them with the warehousing and distribution planning. The platform helps the farmers to create product catalogues, negotiate with the distributors and also manage the inventory until it gets to the end consumer.

Key Modules Include:

  • Output Aggregation
  • Transportation
  • Warehousing
  • Distribution Management
  • Output Aggregation
  • Transportation
  • Warehousing
  • Distribution Management

Transparent Channels

Get multi-channel market access and farm to fork traceability

The inbuilt marketplace of the IGC platform enables the end-customers to do the due diligence and buy the products of their choice. Here is where the buyer gets to know about the producer and the producer gets to know about the buyer making it a unified farmer to buyer platform.

The sales and marketing partners on the IGC platform can help the farmers to create a brand of their own rather than white labeling it for a large corporate. In addition, the platform partners also help the farmers to select the right channels to position and sell their products.

Key Modules Include:

  • B2B, B2C, and B2B2C

  • MSP Access Support

  • Local Trade

  • Product-Market Fitment

  • B2B, B2C, and B2B2C
  • MSP Access Support 

 

  • Local Trade

  • Product-Market Fitment

Grassroots Business Academy

Build capacity at the grass roots

A farmer knows about farming the best. However, the farmer fails to constantly update themselves with innovations and other practices in the farming space. Also, the farmer has little understanding of running a business, managing finance, costing, operations, and market analysis. With bite-sized experiential content, we offer farmers and the farmer institutions, training on all the basic concepts that are necessary to run their business efficiently.

Key Modules Include:

  • Processing & Semi-Processing
  • Production Management
  • Utilising Local Resources
  • Operating in Local Markets
  • Sourcing & Market Linkage
  • Value Chain Financing
  • Inputs & Services Procurement
  • Financial & Digital Literacy
  • Product Discovery & Design
  • Micro-Business Management
  • Processing & Semi-Processing
  • Production Management
  • Utilising Local Resources
  • Operating in Local Markets
  • Sourcing & Market Linkage
  • Value Chain Financing
  • Inputs & Services Procurement
  • Financial & Digital Literacy
  • Product Discovery & Design
  • Micro-Business Management

e Producer Companies

Build Institutions

The platform enables the farmers to form their own institutions to organize themselves into formal entities, take up business activities, get the benefits from the existing grants, collectively process the crop and sell it through the marketplace. 

These institutions increase the collective power of farmers to get more grants, financial help, training and benefit from the economies of scale. The farmers can onboard themselves within minutes through a mobile app.

Key Modules Include:

  • Producer Groups
  • Enterprise Groups & Micro-Businesses
  • SHGs
  • Village Enterprise Units
  • Producer Companies
  • Federated PCs
  • Producer Groups

  • Enterprise Groups & Micro-Businesses

  • SHGs

    • Village Enterprise Units

    • Producer Companies

    • Federated PCs

Engage With Us

Farmers

Any interested farmer can self-register on the IGC platform and benefit from the entire suite of solutions starting from gaining access to the farmer institutions to selling the farmer-owned branded products on the marketplace.

Social Businesses

IGC provides the entire suite of solutions, technology and training to help the NGOs achieve the results and impact that they have signed up for in the agriculture space.  

Governments

Governments can run their state-wide or nation-wide programs on IGC and play a part in doubling the farmer incomes by taking advantage of the technologies and the partners who are already onboard. IGC will help execute the entire project alongside the Government.

Inclusivity Partners

Co-Creation Partner

Muniamma

Farmer and an Independent Entrepreneur

“IGC transformed me from a helpless to an informed producer. I am now aware of the opportunities, more confident and respected by my family and society. I feel empowered and feel responsible to help others in the same way.”

Stories From The Field

Teens will be teens

And you think that it’s only the urban population that wears jeans and blast music on a headset while working? Check out Rameshwar’s story, a teen farmer from Suarat, India. 

Get me a new feature!

It’s a great feeling when the user asks for a new feature that we couldn’t imagine. The feeling gets better when that user is a farmer and a homemaker. Read her story…

Owning the IGC story

Inclusivity is achieved when the users own the solution. Here’s another interesting story of a farmer explaining IGC to its co-founder.

Partner With Us

Have an idea or a project that we can collaborate to accelerate the inclusivity journey? We are just a call away. 

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