Bhumijaa Agripreneurship Program

The Bhumijaa Agripreneurship Program (BAP) aims to empower and upskill the farmers to succeed.

Guidelines for Agripreneurship

The BAP program would operate from the 5 regional hubs with support from the central hub. At each hub, we will be looking at an institutional partner and a Program Manager. Each of the Hub partners will be given a fixed budget to run the program at the HUB. There are eight key components, which will be required to fulfill the program role out at each HUB:

  • Content and Delivery
  • Selection and Admission of participants
  • Operational management
  •  Mentorship
  • Institutional Partnership
    • Logistics-Boarding and Lodging for Classroom Immersion
    • Faculty- Content delivery both Online and Offline
  • Funding & Investor relations
  • Costs & Budgeting
  • Outreach (events, seminars, branding)     

Agripreneurship Training and Mentor Program       

  • Central Program

A four-month Agripreneurship development program targeted at women farmers and women in farm-related occupations.

Selection criteria:  Women farmers and agripreneurs who have the potential to create sustainable agri-businesses, at village or town level.  The participants will have completed 10th grade at school.

A post-program support with institutions and non-profit bodies is also included.

  • Regional program

Two-month regional language-based programs to incubate and accelerate micro-businesses at the local level for 50 to 100 women.

The program will be run in the regional hubs–one each in the North, North-East or East, West, Central and South. There will be post-program support through mentorship.

  • Program principles

Oriented towards natural farming; Focused on traditional food, supporting crop diversity;promoting innovation in cultivation techniques, food processing, healthy food choices; Propelling regional foods availability across the country

Post-program support is included along with regionally located mentors.


Module 1

A. Setting the context

Self leadership

Skills of an entrepreneur

Value chain of agriculture

Challenges and opportunities in agriculture

Who is an agripreneur?

What is an agribusiness enterprise

Farm economics

Successful models linking production and marketing

Importance of Organic in the food chain

Future trends and research case studies

Women in agricultural ecosystem: who are the farmers?

Activism and women farmer rights

Current practices

From farmer to agripreneur

B. Organizing Production and the value chain.

Organizing in FPOs

Benefits and limitations of FPOs

Leveraging FPOs vs SHGs

Older structures

Organization building

Technologies in production and supply chain / cold chain


Pricing in the value chain

Food processing – how does it help, opportunities for women farmers

Selling and marketing, 

Creating demand

C. Incubating your idea

Knowing your idea

Feasibility of an idea – how to study

Creating a Vision, mission and plan of an agriprise

Capability building for agripreneurship – key skills

Success stories – what they did right

Getting ready for a project plan

Module 2

Sharing the project results

Reviewing the plan/ idea

Innovations in Agripreneurship – how can you be an innovator

Making an action plan for funding and organization building

Partners Meet to support agripreneurs

Mentoring plan rollout for next 3-6 months