Farmsurge – Towards Professional Farming
One of main challenges in agriculture is last mile connection with farmers. In digital era, farmers still face challenges like timely information; accessing affordable & good quality inputs; lack of technical knowhow; weak market linkages; & lack of timely transportation & storage facilities leading to post-harvest losses & distress sales.
Farmsurge aim to create a convergence in agriculture value chain, and build a win-win scenario for all the stakeholders such as Agro input providers, Farmers, Agro output buyers, distributors, Retailers, Agro Researchers and End-consumer.
Farmsurge is a digital platform which connects farmers directly to agri inputs, farm produce buyers, farm workforce, distributors, retailers, agro researchers & acts as a single point of contact for all farm needs using digital platform / mobile applications.
Farmsurge offers end to end 360° service to farmers through dedicated dual delivery mode of digital platform & village level service delivery center called Farmsurge Sampark. We connect farmers to on-demand digital platform (ICT) which creates a convergence in agriculture value chain, and builds a win-win scenario for all the stakeholders.
Features of Farmsurge Mobile App
Farmsurge mobile app is a geo-location based on-demand aggregation platform to connect farmers in India to the best source of Agri inputs, Farm services providers, Farm equipment, agri researchers or professionals & Market linkage of the farm produce.
Benefits for the Farmers
• Direct access to quality agri input & large or distant market at right time & best price.
• Group or Shared Procurement & sales of farm produce.
• Direct interaction with agri researchers, leading farmers & agri professionals.
• Price Analysis, Product Compare, Easy decision making
• Stable price for farm produces and reduced agri input cost.
• Direct payment to farmers account
Benefits to Agri-Business
• Direct access & engagement with farmers
• Access to farmers feedback regarding germination or yield
• Customized order management, sorting, packaging & grading.
• Direct access to quality fresh farm produce
• No adulteration with brand or products
Farmsurge Sampark - end to end farmers service
Farmsurge Sampark is 360° farmers service center at villages to support small & marginal farmers. All the centers are interconnected with Farmsurge digital platform & these centers are operated by local trained village micro entrepreneurs or small farmers self-promoted groups.
Using Farmsurge Sampark our aim to involve farmers or sons to agri value chain, these Sampark centers shall act as training centers, distribution center, value addition or packaging centers, collection points, service delivery centers for their own villages.
• Farmers Registration
• Farmers or Farming Skill Training
• Technology Support
• Distribution of Agri Inputs
• Farmers to Farmers Resource Sharing
• Agri Extension Services
• Local Food Buying & Selling
• Pre-processing & Packing
• Shared Storage
• Workforce & Labor Management
• Value Adding
• Market Linkage
• Collection & Logistic Support
Farmsurge, concept started in mid-2016, by Shankar Bharadwaj & Mr. Vikram, both are entrepreneur and hobby agriculturist. The core team understands farming and social values in villages, all the members come from rural background. The team consists of mixed combination of well experienced in traditional business, agriculture and modern technology business.
Awards & Recognitions
Startup Cell Karnataka, KBITS, Department of IT & BT, Government of Karnataka - Elevate Call 2 Grant Winners, One of 16 Agritech Startups of Karnataka. Second Agri-startup from D.K.
Top 10 Finalist at Build on India Stake Startup Competition
Farmsurge App will be available in Google Play Store from 3rd February 2018, released at Krishi Sangama 2018. Commercial operation shall will begin from 1st March 2018.