The MoU was exchanged between the COO of Faarms- Alok Duggal and Director of ICAR- Dr A K Singh, Joint directors, Research heads, and other HODs of PUSA.
Agritech startup Faarms has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)- Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) – PUSA for delivering quality seeds to the farming community at their doorstep. The MoU was exchanged between the COO of Faarms- Alok Duggal and Director of ICAR- Dr A K Singh, Joint directors, Research heads, and other HODs of PUSA.
Under this collaboration, farmers will get access to new varieties of seeds developed at ICAR- IARI and first-hand knowledge from top scientists on the FAARMS app.
“It is commendable how successful Faarms has been in understanding the real challenges of the farmers and have come up with solutions. This is what gave us the confidence to collaborate with FAARMS”, said Dr.AK Singh- Director ICAR. He further added, “We have been developing seeds with new traits at our research institute which is accessible to the farmers at their doorstep with this new arrangement.
“It is a significant milestone for FAARMS for having an opportunity to collaborate with an apex body for research and education in agriculture in the entire country under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. We deeply thank ICAR – IARI, PUSA for extending their support in our mission to build a transparent e-commerce marketplace for all farm inputs that will double the income of the farmers by 2024”, says Taranbir Singh and Alok Duggal-Co-founders of FAARMS.
Faarms aims to be a single point e-commerce platform for farmers for all farming related inputs from seeds, agrochemicals and animal feed in India. Currently Faarms is connected to 8 lac farmers in 33,000 + villages in Punjab, Haryana, UP, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Gujrat & MP. Recently, the brand has also signed an MoU with Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) under which FAARMS will have access to their warehouses across India that will help the company to deliver seeds, agrochemicals, biofertilizers, poultry and cattle feed to the farmers in the interior’s parts on time.
Source: Business World