About the Program
Climate Change affects livelihoods, food security, energy consumption, health, and economic activities ( to name a few facets), but people who predominantly rely on local natural resources for their livelihood are the ones who are the worst affected.
How can we build climate resilience into the local communities while ensuring rural prosperity?
Sangam's Emerging India Acceleration Program 3.0 is designed to promote institutional cooperative structures and rural agriculture SMEs to improve investments in value-addition assets closer to the farm-gate. We are targeting SMEs that leverage indigenous produce and natural resources to meet local demand or export high-value agricultural produce with Geographical Indications (GI) to global and regional markets. We believe these SMEs can provide livelihood opportunities for local communities and drive local wealth creation while aiding sustainable energy technology adoption and climate change resilience at scale.
To ensure long-term sustainability and replication beyond our efforts, we are looking for 3 interventions with each of the enterprises we work with:
Building the management capabilities and market linkages of the enterprise
Providing the right amount of capital with the right terms
Bringing together and strengthening the supporting eco-system of local advisors, financial institutions, and government agencies
Climate - Smart Land - use
Climate resilient conservation
agriculture & agro-forestry
Improve soil carbon & soil
microbiome while minimizing
Farm – positive agricultural supply chains, residue & waste management
Scientific & business model interventions to improve yield and reduce on-farm losses
Preserving local cultures, resources while providing linkage to markets
Farm-mechanization & processing for local wealth creation & preservation of nutrients
Why should you apply ?
In field support (To the extent possible due to COVID-19)
Assistance to improve Operational efficiency and provide market linkage opportunities
Financial support of up to INR 10 lakhs per organization
Connects with local eco-system partners and advisors from Govt, financial and development institutions
Assistance to setup governance structure, build management capabilities and formulate business plan
Access to long term assets and working capital investments (debt or equity) through Sangam and partner organizations
Who can apply ?
Should be a registered Farmer Producer Organizations/ Self-Help Groups
Should be a registered for-profit start-up or SME working with farmer owned producer organization such as a FPC / SHG/ FPO
Should be an Indian Entity
Should be working with local / indigenous produce of the region they cater to
Should have already implemented or looking to implement regenerative agricultural practices
Should have a working prototype/ service model with users on ground
Mid Term Retreat
Investor Showcase Day
If you are a Producer Organisations(FPO/FPC/SHG)
If you are a
Startup or a SME