With respect to agribusiness, project report is a formal document covering all information about the promoter background, the business model, investment components, project financials etc. Depending upon the availability of details in the report, it can be broadly classified as project concept note, project report and Detailed Project Report (DPR) i.e., Bankable report. DPR in particular will be a blue print or guidelines for implementation of the project. Detailing of plan and programmes is a core requirement of DPR. There are certain set guidelines to be followed for preparation of the project report. However, these vary depending upon the purpose of the report. DPR generally need to meet the requirements of Govt. approval and clearances, Bank loan and it has to be decision enabling document for implementation of the project. Details on investment including source of fund; model of procurement of agriculture raw materials, value addition and marketing of final produce; market survey; master plan and design; project components; quotations; technical feasibility and financial viability; implementation plan and schedule; financial ratios; provisional profit and loss account and balance sheet etc. to be covered in the project report. Supportive documents would be part of DPR, which will be generally included in the annexure. Way2ABI offers comprehensive services for project planning, bankable project report preparation and project implementation.
Project Management Consultants (PMC) services
Project Management Consultants (PMC) is an entity or organisation with knowledge and experience in the specialized area of services required by the service user. With respect to agribusiness
Many times concepts are left behind without implementation. This will cause a kind of vacuum in identifying the problems while implementing the concepts. In order to show a smooth path way in implementing the projects, Way2ABI take up live demos on its own or by making tie-up with the project proponents. For example, developing a small and sustainable agri-tourism project with unique agri themes to attract and retain the customers. This can be replicated by the project promoters in a big way. While developing POCs, agribusiness opportunities, project self sustainability, opportunities for scaling up etc. will be considered as priority areas.
In spite of setback at various stages of agriculture supply chain, all the participants in the chain mainly the famers need to continue with their livelihood activities. This is not only important for farmers’ point of view but also for
In spite of setback at various stages of agriculture supply chain, all the participants in the chain mainly the famers need to continue with their livelihood activities. This is not only important for farmers’ point of view but also for consumers, to meet the later food requirements. Practically, food sector will never face recession as consumers cannot forgo food. These features reveal that there is a huge scope for growth in the sector, but change in perception from merely farming to agribusiness is a must mainly in the mind of the farming community. Concept of crop production should change from production driven to consumer driven market. Higher priority for commercial crop cultivation, value addition to produce and application of business principles in selected commercial agriculture operations is the indicator of transition towards agribusiness. This would result in better agri marketing system under which farming community and also agribusiness companies would get benefited.
Significant change in consumption pattern of food can be noticed both globally and within India. Rising income of middle class population, more awareness about quality and nutritious food,
Significant change in consumption pattern of food can be noticed both globally and within India. Rising income of middle class population, more awareness about quality and nutritious food, demographic change, reduced family size etc. are bringing these changes. There is scope for marketing of packaged foods, ready-to-serve food etc. There is rising aspiration of rural youth and awareness about nutrition is also contributing for better marketing of variety of agricultural products. Today food production system requires infrastructure, change in input use, integration of new technologies, compliance to safety standards, suitable skilled manpower, market linkage and marketing strategies etc. required for enhancing profitability. Use of machineries and operation automation is more relevant in view of labour shortage and resource crunch.
The above developments are creating newer opportunities for agriculture entrepreneurs. Farmers, scientists, infrastructure providers, machinery and technology providers, specialised food service providers, financial institutions, venture capitalists, marketers, trading community, warehousing and cold storage service providers, cargos and shipping jetties etc. in the agribusiness chain have a great role to play in the future.
Agribusiness consultancy services
Unlike other business, agribusiness takes place in a complex environment, by involving farmers, intermediaries, government policy makers and marketers. Agribusiness service would deal
Unlike other business, agribusiness takes place in a complex environment, by involving farmers, intermediaries, government policy makers and marketers. Agribusiness service would deal with required decision enabling strategic input support to stakeholders such as forward farmers and their associations, processors, corporates and the Govt. bodies. The area of research and consultancy services may include crop production, processing and marketing.
Way2ABI offers services with one stop solutions as consultants to most agribusiness activities, whether it is related to direct farming or to support services such as developing applications, providing market intelligence, trading platforms or facilitation to create any infrastructure, to get Govt subsidy, loans from any reputed financial institution or organisations.
Farming and medium size farm
Modern day farming mainly by non-conventional farmers should aim at commercial viability and long-term sustainability. Efficient use of resources available, renewability and better agricultural
Modern day farming mainly by non-conventional farmers should aim at commercial viability and long-term sustainability. Efficient use of resources available, renewability and better agricultural practices will give added dimension. Several other field supports such as use of IT-BT, robotics, telemetry, satellite etc. are required for successful farming today. There are several schools of thoughts and farming system to achieve sustainability and profitability. To name the few are organic farming, eco farming, integrated farming, mixed farming, sustainable farming, commercial farm, greenhouse cultivation, hydroponics etc. However the technologies have to be adopted locally. Today’s farming should be market driven and should be practised as per consumer preference. Future farming depends on use of automated machines, seeds and other inputs which can give high quality produce and are specific to its use in industry. For example, if one wants tender coconut, he should plant coconut variety with high water content. Way2ABI offers necessary services to run a commercial farm successfully.
Especially under dry conditions where resources are limited, goat farming has an added advantage. They consume less resource, convert wastage into meat and milk and its farming can add
Especially under dry conditions where resources are limited, goat farming has an added advantage. They consume less resource, convert wastage into meat and milk and its farming can add to carbon prints. Selection of goat breed or sheep breed, farm maintenance and good veterinary services can bring much profitability. This can form an important part of small farming system.
Stall-fed commercial goat farming is gaining momentum in recent times with higher demand for meat and milk. With lesser land requirements, limited risks compared with crop production, lesser capital investment, Banks support, higher returns and easy to market, stall-fed goat farming has become great and guaranteed profitable business idea. It is catching up with forward farmers, professionals, unemployed educated youths and businessman. One has to emphasise on good breeds, good housing system, feeding (fodder) and marketing to be successful in this business. Way2ABI offers turnkey services for commercial goat farming projects.
Dairy farm is a farm where cows are raised for the production of milk and other dairy products. These farmers are involved in a wide range of activities for the purpose of increasing
Dairy farm is a farm where cows are raised for the production of milk and other dairy products. These farmers are involved in a wide range of activities for the purpose of increasing milk production. Milk which is produced on these farms is sold mainly to KMF milk societies or to regional dairy companies for pasteurization and processing. There are number of dairy farms are coming up in the state of Karnataka. Among them, standalone dairy farms and part of integrated farming activity are the two different types of dairy farms. It is found that dairy farms as a part of integrated project and organic milk production are better placed.
Dairy projects those have standalone processing operations are facing sever challenge in the state as processing units cannot compete with KMF which has the advantage of Govt. incentive of Rs.4 per litre, which will be offered only through KMF milk societies.
“Agri tourism” or farm tourism is a holiday concept of visiting a working farm or any agricultural, horticultural or agribusiness operations for the purpose of infotainment, education
“Agri tourism” or farm tourism is a holiday concept of visiting a working farm or any agricultural, horticultural or agribusiness operations for the purpose of infotainment, education or active involvement in the activities of the farm. Agri Tourism centres offer agri education and recreational opportunities to the whole family at affordable price. Crop production practices, rural games, festivals, food, dress and the nature provides variety of entertainment to the customers. Supply of fresh agricultural produce at farm gate and organic food could lure the urban tourists.
In order to promote agri tourism concept, Govt. of Karnataka has introduced “Agri Tourism” in its Tourism Policy 2015 as one of its tourism products. Under the same, set guidelines to be followed by any agri tourism centres for authenticity and Govt. approval for them. Bringing orderliness to tourists visit can enhance the opportunities in agri tourism. This not only helps in increase in income of the farm, but also creates entrepreneurship in agriculture. However, agri tourism centre needs professional management-services in terms of creation, development and maintenance of services in the farms. Way2ABI offers services for setting up and operations of agri tourism projects.