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
- 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.
A. Setting the context
Skills of an entrepreneur
Value chain of agriculture
Challenges and opportunities in agriculture
Who is an agripreneur?
What is an agribusiness enterprise
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
From farmer to agripreneur
B. Organizing Production and the value chain.
Organizing in FPOs
Benefits and limitations of FPOs
Leveraging FPOs vs SHGs
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,
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
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