OUR THESIS

Currently, the Indian farmer does not have information about buyers beyond his local community and depends mostly on the auction based local physical marketplace called Mandi. As a result, he does not have control on the sale of his own produce and has to settle for whatever he gets at the Mandi. On the other side of the market, the crop buyers rarely have direct connections to the farmers and go through middlemen, most times multiple number of them. Each middleman adds his own cost resulting in a big price disparity between what the farmer makes and what the final buyer pays.

However in recent times, the availability of inexpensive smartphones in India has increased along with more robust and faster data connectivity being provided by telecom operators. As a result, farmers have realized that the internet provides a platform to get information from beyond their local community at their fingertips, and that too at low costs. Kisan Network aims to be that platform for rural India.

OUR VISION

Kisan Network aims to connect all the stakeholders in this traditional and inefficient agricultural ecosystem in India. In fact, there are more than 100 million cultivators in India whom we need to serve. We have an ambitious vision for an open and free agricultural market in the country, that clocks in at around $200 Billion. To achieve it, we have a team comprising of both 20 years of experience in technological applications for rural distribution in India and also, prior startup experience in the technology product space.

HOW IT WORKS

Kisan Network connects the Indian farmer directly to institutional buyers.
Our Integrated Services

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Sourcing

2

Sorting

3

Grading

4

Packaging

5

Dispatch

6

Delivery

WHY OUR CUSTOMERS LOVE US

FARMER

Free Advertisement

Connect to many buyers on one platform

Better Deal

Result of efficient supply chain

Simple Payment

At the time of delivery

BUYER

Wider Reach

Connect with thousands of farmers

Lower Prices

Result of direct access to farmers

Value Added Services

Crop quality assessment, sampling etc. taken care by us

Email us at info@kisannetwork.com to buy from farmers on our platform.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

Narendra Patidar, Farmer

"I like Kisan Network as it helps me get better prices for my crops as compared to other local buyers and Mandi rates. Since the produce is taken from the field, I am also able to save on transportation costs. As it benefits me and other farmers, we will continue to use it to sell our produce."
(Translated from Hindi)

M. Arun Kumar, Buyer

"I earlier used to buy from the local Mandi. But with Kisan Network, I not only get potatoes at reasonable rates, but also am assured of consistently good quality. The best thing is that I save time by not going to the Mandi and can depend on their services. I'll keep purchasing from Kisan Network in the future too."
(Translated from Hindi)

BACKED BY

Y Combinator

Thiel Fellowship

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