Recent lockdowns have shown that local food practices are the important in preventing hunger as well as illness. Such local practices are also the driving force behind VillageAgro, a unique, 8-month-old startup that combines agritech (agricultural technology) and smart farming in order to boost the rural economy.
VillageAgro Agritech Private Limited is an F2B (Farmer to Business) and F2C (Farmer to Customer) online marketplace, selling fresh and organic fruits, vegetables, poultry, and dairy products. The startup is a composite brainchild of a group of young IITians who are responding to a major shift in customer food demand, earmarked by the public’s inclination towards farm-fresh, healthy food, especially fruits, vegetables, dairy, and poultry products reports www.businessworld.in
VillageAgro’s vision is driven by the thought “Adopting Indian Farmers”, which is why the start-up collects fresh produce and directly from the farms and delivers them to the doorstep of its customers. Today, it is one of the fastest-growing agritech startups in India. Amidst a plethora of start-ups and investment projects, VillageAgro is seeking to bring in technological interventions in agriculture and create farms that are future-ready.
VillageAgro has built technology, research, and management link within the supply chain of agri-business, creating in the process, a lifeline to sustain local farms and farmers while, at the same time, delivering fresh and healthy organic villages agro products to the health-conscious consumers. This sustainable ecosystem has not only led to increase in the farmers’ income but it has also allowed the growth of a unique local farm network that has emerged as a beacon of hope amidst the crumbling economic parameters.
VillageAgro Android App is currently available in the following languages – Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, English. Besides, it also has a website to help onboard farmers and businesses from across India.