Post-harvest Agri-Tech player Arya Collateral is organizing a knowledge series for farmers across India as an outcome of their National Program ‘Samvad 4 Safalta’ organized earlier this year. The first session on 22 June 2021 is training on mushroom cultivation by expert mushroom cultivator Rajesh Singh.
The global mushroom industry has grown rapidly in recent years regarding beneficial effects, market value, and demand. India has a wide range of agro-climatic conditions and is largely an agricultural country with a cultivated area of about 4.37 %, generating about 620 million tons of agro-waste annually. According to the company’s statement. mushroom cultivation helps recycle agro wastes and fills the nutritional gap prevalent among a large population of India. Mushroom cultivation needs significantly less space and investment which is suitable for small farmers in the country.
Rajesh Singh runs his mushroom plant in Gaya, Bihar, and will help strengthen the knowledge base of the farmers with his experiences. This will significantly help many casual and daily wage workers who have been forced to return home due to a lack of livelihood options during this pandemic. Given the limited availability of land in the rural parts of the country and limited opportunities, workshops like these open up possibilities for an additional source of income to farmers.
The knowledge series by Arya aims to provide farmers and rural youth alternative sources of employment and income in these pandemic times. There are over 100 FPOs registered for the event from Maharashtra, UP, and other cities.
Arya is one of the India’s leading Agritech start-ups with a focus on integrated post-harvest services. Arya is leveraging technology to bridge the last mile by driving technology through a human-centered approach by building a strong Agritech and Fintech platform. It’s simply an integrated and easy-to-use platform that helps users to choose ancillary services like warehouse management, access to finance, quality testing, storage protection services, and connecting produce to buyers, all through a robust technology-enabled back-end ecosystem. It efficiently connects the supply side of the Agri ecosystem with the demand side. Arya assists sellers of agri-commodities to avoid distress sale of produce by extending post-harvest credit. They currently reach about 350,000 farmers in 20 states, directly or through one of 450 FPOs, manage US$1 billion worth of commodities in their warehouses and provide or facilitate US$350 million worth of financing.
Zoom meeting details:
Topic: Mushroom Cultivation
TrainingTime: Jun 22, 2021 10:00 AM India
Meeting ID: 818 1273 9024
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