Investing a Startup Mentality in India’s Farmers

Today, the government of India is investing in two initiatives to boost the economy: supporting the agricultural sector—which employs half of India’s workforce—andbolstering startup technology companies. These two efforts may seem unrelated but there is real potential to transfer lessons from the startup culture to our agricultural sector.

One initiative to improve agriculture in India is an approach called Farmer Producer Companies (FPCs), which the government hopes will bring individual farmers together to empower them to operate with a business mindset. FPCs are farmer collectives which bring together the farmers into one umbrella organization to do what each farmer cannot do individually.

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