AgSri

2010

For-profit

Agriculture

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Region of operation

Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Marashtra, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh

Headquarters address

# 8-2-608/1/1, Gaffar Khan Colony Road No.10, Banjara Hills Hyderabad, Telangana Country: India Zip: 500034

Target problem

The farmers using conventional agriculture techniques face issues like low yield, water scarcity,scarcity of labour ,poor quality of crop, low rates and inaccessibility to market.This leads to making agriculture a low profit business, AgSri tries to resolve this issue by popularizing use of scientific methodology in farming.

Key product / Service

Agricultural technology

Team size

10-50

Number of beneficiaries

15000

Funding and Operating Model


Funding round

Angel

Total funding raised

Business details

A triple bottom line Business as AgSri comes up with practices that help farmers to achieve higher profit with lesser inputs and conserving environment as well.Two of its initiatives - SSI (Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative) and SRI (Sustainable Rice Intensification) have been proven successful to almost double the yield and a huge improvement in the quality of yield as well. AgSri provides better seedlings produces in its nurseries to farmers at a mere Rs.2 /seedling. The organization collaborates with industries, cooperatives and institutions. It has also helped government and multilateral agencies in piloting and training such interventions. The major challenge for the enterprise is to convince farmers to adopt new methodology in farming and to make them buy seedlings. AgSri aims to reach 5 million farmers in years to come. This year AgSri is actively working with investors to raise required money to expand its business geography by establishing four seedling production centres.

Partners and key clients

1. Millennium Alliance 2. FICCI 3.The Gold Standard 4. Water Benefit Partners 5. Nestle 6. Agro EcoEnergy (T) Limited 7. First climate 8. NRMC NABARD 9. Solidaridad Network

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