Agriculture

Dutch cooperation push to farmers owned joint businesses

Farmers as Owners a business initiative that goals to create world-class farmer-owned corporations in India acquired recognition by the Dutch PM Mark Rutte rn
Dutch cooperation push to farmers owned joint businesses

The Dutch Prime Minister is accompanied by Agriculture Minister Sharon Dijksma and overseas Commerce Minister Lilianne Ploumen amongst others. The commerce quantity between India and the Netherlands is about 6 billion Euros. There are giant alternatives for Dutch corporations in India, particularly in agriculture and horticulture, water administration and so on.

The Farmers as Owners initiative is a mannequin instance of Indo-Dutch colalboration. More popularly generally known as The Apple Project, it’s a singular agri-worth chain mannequin co-created by 4 companions from India and the Netherlands working collectively to serve themselves and the widespread good.

Rutte stated, “Dutch cooperation will give a push to the farmer owned joint businesses in India.” He was talking at a gathering of Indian and Dutch entrepreneurs in New Delhi at this time.

Added LP Semwal and Edwin Willemsen, co-founding father of Farmers as Owners, “India can obtain meals safety when farmers, corporations, buyers and non-income work collectively as true enterprise companions.” Semwal can also be director of Shri Jagdamba Samiti and Edwin Willemsen is director of Fresh Food Technology.

Rishikesh-based mostly non-revenue Shri Jagdamba Samiti began a decade in the past to hyperlink apple growers within the remoted mountains of Uttarakhand with excessive tech agri-firm Fresh Food Technology from The Netherlands. With an funding by social investor SHGW, the 4 companions arrange joint enterprise corporations to spend money on amenities that enhance effectivity and profitability within the apple worth chain.

The outcomes have been overwhelming for all companions. The farmers have seen their incomes rise considerably (20-30%).

Fresh Food Technology (FFT) efficiently entered the Indian market by way of its wholly-owned daughter firm Fresh Food Technology India (FFTI). The chilly retailer that was commissioned by Farmers as Owners has attracted a number of curiosity from business, authorities and media.

Finally, non-revenue SJS has made an necessary step in the direction of its aim to structurally contribute to rural prosperity and promote entrepreneurship amongst farmers. It has gained expertise working with totally different companions and creating the co-creation agri-worth chain mannequin. In doing so, SJS has put itself on the map as an entrepreneurial non-revenue group, however most significantly, it has created a profitable mannequin that may be scaled up and replicated sooner or later to comprehend meals safety in India.

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