Agriculture Entrepreneurship program(AEP) supported by SFI
AEM in 7 project locations Khammam, Guntur, Eluru, Narsipatnam, Paderu Bobbili and Srikakulam have trained 74 Agri entrepreneurs and were taken on exposure visit to successful enterprises in the respective districts.
AEMs and AEs have organized 1636 Farmer meetings attended by 30958 farmers in the reporting period on subjects of soil test, pest & disease management and post harvest quality parameters.
Total of 252 AE were doing business successfully with transactions of 15 business archetypes worth of 43 crore which includes input shops, agri produce market linkage, farm machinery hiring, nursery and diary as major business.
Financial linkage of 53 loans to incubated AEs an amount of INR 85 lakhs for working capital / market linkage and business set up through NBFCs like Samunnati, Avanti, Rangde and banks Kotak and BOI
Using mobile app from medical experts, Karkinos cancer risk assessment survey - 7489 farmers are given awareness on identification of cancer symptoms, prevention, early detection and cure
Innovations and field demonstrations
Double row method, organic farming and introduction of desi varieties of paddy
Promotion of staking in tomato and ridge gourd
Reduction of chemicals and expenditure through INM IPM methods and encouragement of use of micro nutrients and biofertilizers in Maize, tomato, brinjal Chilli and cotton crops
Field trial on mobile app Croptune with an Israel based university for reduction in fertilizer use.