I have always been a mute spectator of TRHs group but I would read each & every post that comes here. Just like daily reads of Economic Times & other stuffs, THRS was always on top on daily routine 🙂 You guys rock!! But still have a complaint!!! Not sure why you ppl don’t count Chennai as an option for Open House 😉 May be yes, Conservative??? Not Vocal Enough???
Anyways, that’s not the topic for the discussion…
After working for more than a decade in IT & Recruitment industry, finally got the courage to Be my own boss/ to Start something on my own/ To get handsome money/ dig my own pit ;)). I had started an HR Consulting firm called – Vista Hire Consultants based out of Chennai, helping startups in hiring for their team. It’s gonna be an year of operation. Yes! None of the days were same during the last one year. Emotions were Up, Down, high, low, Rock Bottom, Deep inside the sea, over the top of Mount Everest!! End of the day, I am enjoying this 🙂 So far so good!
Ah Again! This is not the topic for discussion…
We have couple of our ancestral land near Pondicherry where I belong to. We have been doing farming (Goat/ Shrimp etc) for quite sometime. So thought of making it as a proper company for various farming activities & we formed an LLP org & have been doing farming activites. Things were going great. We saw a lot of nearby lands were almost empty all through the season. When we enquired about the people who were doing farming there, we were shocked to hear the reasons. Most of the people have started going to labour work because they did not have money to do farming. Some people went to the government’s “Assured 100 days employment programs” where the farmers used to work as labourers in creating roads, canals, ponds etc. Couple of them sold their lands to Real Estate people.
That’s when the entrepreneurial instinct in me thought when I myself, can do farming, why can’t people from the cities do. I along with my mentors, brainstormed about the pros & cons. Did a complete market research. Interviewed the farmers and spoke to people in the cities & finally we arrived at a solution called iSupport Farming Services which has the motive of bringing urban people to do farming with the farmers through iSupport Farming Team. We will be a medium that will connect the rural & urban people so that working capital for carrying out agriculture will be invested by individual or group of people in the urban society. On the havest, the produce will be shared among the urban people who have brought in the capital and the farmer who has invested him time & efforts to do farming.
How it Works!
We have carefully chosen select farmers across the state and across various fields, based on their experience in agriculture, past performance in their crops and various other parameters and have enrolled them in I Support farming.
These farmers will be your partners with whom you can join hands to carry out your desired agricultural activities. Subscribers opting to take up farming in a certain sector will be pooled into small groups and will be assigned a farmer who has expertise in that farming sector. This group of subscribers and farmers will work closely in carrying out the farming activities, under the guidance of ISF.
All transactions and usage of funds of the subscribers will be recorded online and they will be provided 24/7 access to the information. The subscribers can login at any point in time and view the spend and obtain updates on the progress made in the farming.
As a pilot project, we are launching it in Chennai and looking at expanding it to South India/ National & International in coming years. To Start with, we are organizing an event on April 17th in a Village near Chennai & the theme is “A Day in the Farm – Become a Farmer for a Day” . If you are in and around Chennai, please do RSVP so that we can coordinate.
Happy to hear your views.
F1 Farms LLP
Contact: +91 9566034236
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org/ email@example.com
It’s been quite some time since I logged in to TRHS! Was running around like mad 🙂 Just wanted a give you all an update!!!
It’s exactly 6 months since I made this post..To be honest, we were little skeptical when we started this venture of “I Support Farming” with tonnes of questions floating around our minds. We have had few members who came forward to support us and light the ray of hope that boosted our confidence.
In the first crop of Paddy in 8 Acres, we have achieved farming profit of around 24% which was shared between the subscribers and the farmers. Our subscribers had a return of around 10% in a cycle of 3 months crop 🙂 Isn’t that good enough for 3 months 😉
Currently we have onboarded around 50 Acres of Land & have more than 40 Paying customer 🙂 Looking at growing 300% year on Year!!!
Pls let me know your thought!!! Wish us Good Luck!
Also subscribe with us & Take up Farming 🙂 Pls check out www.isupportfarming.com