Farms n Farmers (FnF) was 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.
NABARD has sanctioned 4 projects (2 each for Sitamarhi & Madhubani districts) under Priyadarshini, a project of Govt. of India, funded by IFAD. We have to work on livelihood generation of rural women through Organic Vegetable Cultivation & Goat Rearing. For Goat Rearing, the technical partner is The Goat Trust, Lucknow.
These projects will be run as pilot for one year and will be extended based on their success. In its pilot phase, total 2000 rural women will be benefited directly. In Sitamarhi, both projects have already started, while in Madhubani the projects will be started in September & October 2014.
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||Adarsh||Processing||ISM Dhanbad 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 careers-AT-farmsnfarmers-DOT-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:
|Jafarpur||Paroo||Muzaffarpur||Arjun Kumar Singh|
|Jhitkahian||Mehsi||East Champaran (Motihari)||Ashok Kumar|
If you are interested in opening a DeHaat, please contact us at:P: 0612 321 2361
ITT, a global leader in water pumping solutions wanted to develop an appropriate product for small and marginal farmers in India. It wanted to test one of its products for the first time in the Indian Market. It was a manual portable pump with 1-2 HP capacity and could lift water from maximum depth of 20 feet. It approached MART to conduct a study to understand the irrigation needs of small and marginal farmers based on which the company would design an appropriate product. MART further delegated Farms and Farmers (FnF) to execute the study at farmers' level in Bihar. In accordance with the instructions given by MART, FnF identified five small and marginal farmers and studied their response after three different trials.
Purpose of the project was to study the different aspects of the developed product and convey the irrigation needs and demands of small and marginal farmers to manufacturers. During the project, representatives MART as well Xylem came for inspection of the work done by FnF.
FnF was the implementing agency for testing of prototype solar pumps developed by Xylem. MART Rural was the consultant for the project. The testing took place in 5 villages of Saraiya Block - Dubiyahi, Bhatouliya, Pokhraira, Vasudeva and Jalalpur. The project period was around a month where focussed feedback was collected in a scientific manner from around 35 farmers, with 7 farmers from each village. The testing was concluded by visit from the Xylem delegation. The insights gained from the testing were taken as sincere inputs by the R&D Team and FnF is proud to be associated with the product development stage which can change the dynamics of irrigation pattern, especially for small and marginal farmers.
Project IRRAS was undertaken in collaboration with Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Jeevika and Digital Green (DG). The objective was to monitor the overall development cycle of Swarna Sub-1 variety of rice developed exclusively for flood prone areas to minimize wastage of paddy and also to develop awareness among the farmers regarding BMP (Best Management Practices) in agriculture.
The project was piloted in 5 villages - Patedhi,Jalilnagar, Bakuchi, Nawada and Patari. Separate plots named Demonstration Plots (DP) and Control Plots (CP) were formed in order to compare the overall difference between Swarna Sub-1 and other variety of rice in terms of flood resitivity, germination, yield etc. Extensive use of ICT was a real highlight of the project with animators and farmers using commcare mobile application to communicate the progress and problems concerned with the project on a regular basis.
The project was very well received in all the villages with farmers expressing happiness over the overall resistivity of the Swarna Sub-1 variety against floods. In Bakuchi the overall yield stood at 84.97 Q/Hectare
The project was undertaken in collaboration with DuPont. It focused on understanding the farmer and key issues and challenges across the entire cultivation cycle - from sowing to selling off his produce. It included extensive data collection and analysis pertaining to the cultivation of maize based on the project guidelines. The reasons for choosing a particular variety of maize, to the use of fertilizers, farming practices, marketing issues etc. were covered under the analysis.