Farms and Farmers (FnF) was started by alumni of IIT Kharagpur and IIT Delhi in 2010. FnF aims to maximize profit per unit area of land for small and marginal farmers. We provide 360 degree services of cultivation - right from the crop selection to marketing.FnF has a strong advisory board which comprises of scientists of Agriculture and Food engineering IIT Kharagpur, Rajendra Agriculture University Pusa, Birsa Agriculture University Ranchi and many progressive farmers of the country.
With the intervention of FnF, farmers experience 20%-45% increment in their agricultural income and turnaround of their agricultural income also reduced to 80-90 days from 5-7 months.Entire farming process is designed in such a way so that it remains natural to improve soil fertility. We are working with approximately 1500 farmers in seven districts of Bihar - Vaishali, Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi, Banka, Rohtas, Saran and Purnea.Till now We have successfully grown export quality paddy, Baby corn, Papaya, Turmeric, Litchi and seasonal vegetables and sold directly to bigger players(FMCG companies, retail giants, exporters etc)without any middle men.
At this stage our focus is to expand the network of farmers to other parts of Bihar and neighboring states like UP, Jharkhand and Orissa.In future, once our production cycle gets streamlined, we would like to emphasize on post harvest management (warehousing, packaging, sorting and grading) so that profit for our farmers can be enhanced further.