Farmslocal is built with a vision of sustaining the farming community in India. The fact that 85% of farmer’s children don’t want to take up farming and 65% of present farmers think farming is their last resort and will take up any job with regular income for survival is alarming. We want to change the the way farming is perceived in India as loss making occupation and that it is meant only for rural/uneducated people.
At Farmslocal, we empower marginal farmers with market access and best agronomy practices. Through our platform farmers get their pool of end consumers which increases their household income by at least 20% and reduces the risk of market variations and dependency on middle men. While our farmers get back confidence and respect they deserve, online consumers and bulk buyers get good quality produce at reasonable price. Stop pitying farmers and start buying !
Sharath Patil (Founder)
Sharath was running an Adtech startup in 2018 which wasn’t doing great because of Market conditions. He took a break and visited farms with his Dad who was working closely with farmers as a consultant. Little did he know that he was actually discovering the opportunity by speaking to farmers about their problems and what they actually needed for real.
He got back to solve his startup issues and the need for social impact was stuck in his mind. The idea came in while brainstorming with his friends and business model further evolved from crowdfunding model Fund My Crop to present model of Farmslocal !
Nitin Bhat (Co-Founder)
Nitin worked in the Education Industry before and was a strategist for the company. He was moved by the idea of Farmslocal and partnered to make it happen.
Being great at setting process and creating reliable teams, he has launched in 8 different cities and determined valuable partners who are leading Fund My Crop in their particular city. All this done working from home amidst COVID-19 lockdown. He presently heads our B2C segment which includes determining new shop partners, creating marketing plans and customer loyalty programs.
Our Advisory Board
Solving big problems needs great team and greater knowledge with experience. Our advisers put together we have 90+ years experience in field of Agriculture.