Farms n Farmers (FnF) has been started in 2010 by alumni of IIT Kharagpur and IIT Delhi having vast experience of Rural Development and Agriculture as well as Supply chain, Retail and FMCG. With the aim of providing end to end solutions (right from field to market) to farmers, the FnF team comprises of highly qualified and experienced personnel in the field of Soil Technology, Horticulture, Self-sustainable & Need-based farming and Organic Farming. Our goal is to revive the current agriculture sector in the northern states of India where farming may benefit from latest technologies and research & development. FnF targets to improve land profitability and hence increase revenue generation for Land owners, farmers and farm labourers. Other focus areas include maintenance and augmentation of fertility, and improvement of farms' condition, so that long term profitability can be achieved in all aspects.
Farms n Farmers (FnF) works with small & marginal farmers for their empowerment and improvement of their current socio-economic condition through innovative ways of farming. In present time, the word “farmer” refers to a man surrounded with infinite mental trauma, who has to deal with thousands of sources of uncertainty and ends up with negligible revenue. FnF lends a helping hand to the farmer to minimise uncertainty & mental trauma and to maximize revenue by use of innovative ways of farming and by providing support resources offered by government. Our advisory board comprises of government bodies, elite institutions, and research bodies. Entire FnF team is committed to use their diverse experience, knowledge and skills to understand the issues faced by farms as well as farmers by starting work at the grassroot level.
|Shashank Kumar||Co-founder||IIT Delhi Graduate|
|Manish Kumar||Co-founder||IIT Kharagpur Graduate|
|Amrendra Singh||Marketing||NIT Jamshedpur Graduate|
|Swapnil Kr. Shanu||Farmers' Services||IIT Kharagpur Graduate|
|Adarsh||Processing||ISM Dhanbad Graduate|
|Anurag Singh||IT||BITS Pilani Graduate|
We refuse to accept things as they are, we see how they should be - and leave no stone unturned to make it happen. That's why we make a difference in FnF. Our inspiration comes from challenging convention, finding solutions and impacting the society with innovation.
We want the best people who can face challenges and take the lead. A career at FnF means ample opportunities to grow and more importantly a self satisfaction for one's contribution to the society.
We appreciate your interest in checking this page. Mail us your resume at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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If you want to be involved directly or indirectly for the socio-economic development in your state/district/village, feel free to contact us. You may contribute through time/suggestion/financial support. For financial support the account payee cheque or demand draft can be drawn in favour of Farms and Farmers Foundation, payable at Vaishali, Bihar.
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FnF's local centers which are situated in villages, run by micro-entrepreneurs trained and guided by FnF. DeHaat works on franchise model, the micro-entrepreneur running it is the owner of the particular DeHaat. All services of FnF are being provided to its farmers through these DeHaats only. List of DeHaats:
|Nayaganj||Sahdei Buzurg||Vaishali||Madan Mohan Kr.|
|Tarhari||Halsi||Lakhisarai||Ravi Shankar Kr.|
|Hardi||Motipur||Muzaffarpur||Kaushlendra Pd. Singh|
|Jafarpur||Paroo||Muzaffarpur||Arjun Kumar Singh|
If you are interested in opening a DeHaat, please contact us at:P: 9304511409
FnF completed the pilot project successfully in Vaishali which has one of the most fertile soils in Bihar. Average land holding per farmer is around 4 to 8 beegha. Although irrigation is not a problem in this district, there are few other issues which are a hurdle in the agricultural growth, like – scattered land, crop spoil by nilgaay etc. Like other areas, majority farmers have been growing only conventional crops like wheat, paddy, and mustard with very few also growing potato and Tobacco as cash crops.
More than 100 women have been trained with the help of KVK Vaishali team. Currently FnF is working on the modification in the banana extraction machine along with RuTAG, IIT Kharagpur so that this project can become large scale. Market linkage is already sought after. This project would help the women of Vaishali’s rural area who will not only be involved in the extraction but also the manufacturing of handicrafts made by banana fiber. At the initial level we are looking to set up process for monthly production of 1000 kg fiber.
Located at the border of Bihar and Jharkhand, this is a purely tribal area, with lack of infrastructure and stricken by poverty and drought. There are miles and miles of barren land in the district.
Arhar (Toor) is being cultivated on more than 30 acres in the area using pure organic methods. It will be harvested in March-April 2013.
FnF distributed Castor Seeds free of cost to farmers of Mandar area of Banka District.
After huge success of Artemisia Annua farming last year in the area, a lot of farmers shown their interest in its cultivation. But due to some constraints, we had to select very few farmers this year.
More than 25 farmers from villages Khaki Mathiya, Usti, Chetan Chhapra, Repura, Dhobwa, Hardev Tola & Mirzapur of Baniyapur block in Saran District are growing Artemisia Annua on approximately 20 acres.
FnF has provided seeds free of cost to the farmers. Currently (3rd-4th week of Feb 2013) the plants are being transplanted in the field from the nursery. It will be harvested in May-June 2013.
Soil and climate of Bihar is very much favourable for Mentha. Also, due to its medicinal properties, Mentha's demand is increasing day-by-day. FnF is promoting Mentha (Mentha Arvensis) farming. In its very first year (2013) of cultivation, around 30 FnF-farmers of Vaishali & Muzaffarpur are cultivating Mentha. For making it more profitable and providing more services and facitilies to its farmers, FnF is installing its own distillation unit of capacity 1 tonne in Vaishali. We see very good potential of Mentha in this region.
FnF is promoting Castor Seed cultivation in Vaishali & Banka districts of Bihar. Castor Seeds are very much useful for barren land. In the pilot project, farmers realized very good profit from the land, they used to get nothing out of it earlier.
FnF promoted "Rajendra Sufalam", the variety developed by RAU Pusa, in Rabi 2012-13. More than 200 farmers cultivated Rajendra Sufalam on more than 150 Acres.The productivity was much higher than the other varieties cultivated in the region.
FnF started its journey with Rajma cultivation in 2010. Since then, it became one of the most favourite choice for Rabi season. Due to lack of good-quality seed availability, this year (2012-13) very few farmers were able to grow Rajma. All these farmers materialized more than 50% net profit (minimum) relative to other traditional crops they grow.
FnF has started working with bee-keepers since March 2013 in Vaishali district. We procure raw honey directly from these bee-keepers who keep on roaming to different places of the state and also out of the state. Currently we are processing the raw honey at processing unit situated at Biwipur Area Small Farmers & Resource-less Community Association (BASFARCA), Belsar, Vaishali.
Till now (May 1st Week, 2013) we have procured Litchi & Mustard honey from our bee-keepers. The processing is being done and the pure & natural packaged Honey will be available very soon.