Arya, a post-harvest agritech company, announced a collaboration with NCDEX to deliver a series of knowledge sessions for farmers and farmer producer organizations (FPOs) in Maharashtra.
Arya, in collaboration with NCDEX, is training 150 farmers from five FPOs in 50 villages to market their produce through the commodity exchange via its knowledge services platform, according to a company statement. The initiative is likely to be expanded to include more states and FPOs based on feedback and progress.
Arya collaborated with the UNDP, CDC-DFID, and numerous different government organizations such as UMED, MAVIM, and UPSRLM last year to provide knowledge services and training to 1.5 lakh farmers across the country.
Arya collaborated with the UNDP, the CDC-DFID, and various government organizations such as UMED, MAVIM, and UPSRLM last year to provide knowledge services and training to 1.5 lakh farmers across the country.
‘Arya has been working to improve farmers’ income streams by bringing finance, storage, and market connections closer to the farm gate. Technology-enabled practises will assist farmers in improving output quality, increasing productivity, and ensuring higher returns on their commodities. Capability development and skilling programs prepare smallholders and their organizations to embrace technology and innovative solutions, allowing them to increase their incomes,’ co-founder D Chattanathan mentioned.
‘Through its exchange-facilitated market linkage offering, NCDEX strives to impart transparency, efficiency, and a higher price for farmers’ produce, said Piyush Jain, Manager – FPO team at NCDEX. We hope our association with Arya in training and educating farmers about commodity exchange offerings will increase small farmers’ participation in exchange transactions.’