Emerging India Acceleration Program (EIAP 3.0)

To promote institutional cooperative structures and rural agriculture SMEs

 

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Program Partners

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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:
 

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Building the management capabilities and market linkages of the enterprise 

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Providing the right amount of capital with the right terms 

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Bringing together and strengthening the supporting eco-system of local advisors, financial institutions, and government agencies

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Focus Area

Climate - Smart Land - use

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Climate resilient conservation
agriculture & agro-forestry

Improve soil carbon & soil
microbiome while minimizing
soil erosion

Resource Productivity

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Farm – positive agricultural supply chains, residue & waste management

Scientific & business model interventions to improve yield and reduce on-farm losses

Competent SMEs

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Preserving local cultures, resources while providing linkage to markets

Farm-mechanization & processing for local wealth creation & preservation of nutrients

Why should you apply ?
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In field support (To the extent possible due to COVID-19)

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Assistance to improve Operational efficiency and provide market linkage opportunities

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Financial support of up to INR 10 lakhs per organization

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Connects with local eco-system partners and advisors from Govt, financial and development institutions

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Assistance to setup governance structure, build management capabilities and formulate business plan

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Access to long term assets and working capital investments (debt or equity) through Sangam and partner organizations

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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

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Program Timeline

Oct

2020

2

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Applications open

Feb

2021

15

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Applications close

Jun
2021

Mid Term Retreat

Dec

2021

Investor Showcase Day

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Applications Closed

If you are a Producer Organisations(FPO/FPC/SHG)

Applications Closed

If you are a

Startup or a SME

Applications Closed
 

In case you have any questions, please reach out to us

Ashna Rustagi

ashna@aic-sangam.org

+91-9818516686

Aritra Bhowmik
aritra@aic-sangam.org

+91-7710927958

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