Two Indian companies partner to deliver micro-greenhouses to farmers

Specialized agri value chain enabler Samunnati on Thursday announced its partnership with Hyderabad-based agritech start-up Kheyti to deliver micro greenhouse 'Kheyti Rakshak' to farmers in the next 4-5 years.

Samunnati will offer farmers loans to purchase the 'Kheyti Rakshak', a 'Greenhouse-in-a Box' affordable, modular solution bundled with full-stack services, which will help scale the solution to farmers in the country. Kheyti helps smallholder farmers battle climate change through the Greenhouse-in-a-Box, a low-cost greenhouse bundled with end-to-end services.

"Digitization is changing the face of the Indian agriculture ecosystem and as the country prepares for Agri 4.0, promoting sustainable agricultural practices which can minimize the impact on the environment and maximize gains to the farmers will be crucial," Samunnati founder and CEO Anilkumar SG said.

Anilkumar added that they are excited about the collaboration with Kheyti and together, "we look forward to bringing the benefits of innovative agri solutions to the smallholder farmers across India." Kheyti developed 'Kheyti Rakshak' to increase incomes of the ultra-poor female farmers in the country, in a market-based model, the company's co-founder and President Sathya Raghu said.

"We are making vegetable farming predictable and profitable. We innovated a fantastic greenhouse. We stabilized our crop practices with a portfolio of the vegetables consumed in India like tomatoes, onion, cabbage, carrots, okra, and the likes," he added.

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