Farming At Its Natural Best
Over 80% of farmers in India own less than just 2 acres of land. With limited resources, they can’t better or increase their yield. With small produce and no access to bigger markets, they are compelled to accept the price dictated by middlemen. Leaf™ is here to change this situation.
Right from soil testing, Leaf™ community farming interventions are designed to enhance every stage of the crop life cycle. Its integrated supply chain promises what the farmers and end users deserve.
Impact of Leaf
Upto 30% Savings in Input Costs
Farmers have realized savings of 30% incuring the cost of cultivation including savings through quality cost-effective inputs, and interest cost.
13% Upto 102% Income
Farmers have successfully increased their income from 13% going up to 102%.
10% Increase In Yield
Increase the volume of production by 10% through effective advisory and making available quality inputs to farmers.
20% Increase In Marketable Produce
Through advisory and quality inputs along with various soil monitoring solutions, modern harvesting practices have been able to provide an overall improvement of 20% A - Grade marketable products
22% Benefit From the Procurement Program
Best Quality & Price
LEAF, through agri business & extension management platform, transforming
the lives of Indian marginalized farmers by driving transparency, leveraging the strengths of people, data insights, technology, and creating solutions for sustainable, inclusive growth. LFN provides 360-degree intervention and improves transparency in agri extension service platform for soil & crop health while ensuring that the value is retained within the ecosystem.
The agrarian ecosystem players are hampered by a lack of transparent access to actionable information. Digitization through LFN, solves this challenge by integrating a virtuous loop between farmers and markets, giving better access to information. It will leverage the power of digital technologies to bring together key stakeholders across the agriculture value chain to ensure that farmers get direct access to the knowledge, skills, and markets that they currently lack.
Scientific Testing:- Research & Development
LEAF Farmer Network – The Phygital Platform:
Reducing carbon emissions, working towards sustainable agriculture through Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
This unlocks opportunities:
Bringing the best of technology with specialized human intervention
LEAF, through its technology platform, LEAF Farmer Network, is transforming the lives of Indian marginalized farmers by driving transparency, leveraging the strengths of people, data insights, and technology, and creating solutions for sustainable, inclusive growth. LFN provides 360-degree intervention and improves transparency in agriculture while ensuring that the value is retained within the ecosystem.
Smallholder farmers, who account for more than 80% of India’s agrarian economy, are often at the mercy of severe opacity. Be it in sourcing quality farming products, realizing optimum value for their harvest, or using formal credit channels for payments, farmers are facing challenges at every step.
The agrarian ecosystem players are hampered by a lack of transparent access to actionable information. Digitization, through LFN, solves this challenge by integrating a virtuous loop between farmers and markets, giving better access to information. It will leverage the power of digital technologies to bring together key stakeholders across the agriculture value chain to ensure that farmers get direct access to the knowledge, skills, and markets that they currently lack.
A foundational Strategy for conservation…..soil is more than just a geological backdrop-healthy soil is the basis of all life and provides water, clean air, a stable climate, and good health. With the launch of our Global Soil Initiative, we are starting to connect more of the dots on the role soils play in our work. The connection between soil and climate is perhaps the area of this work receiving the most public interest.
Healthy soil means healthy landscapes and water systems-proven ways of both storing carbon and reducing carbon emissions in the world’s grasslands and wetlands. At the same time, the Sustainable Development Goals call out the importance of soil for sustainable agriculture, food and nutrition security, and restoration of terrestrial ecosystems. Better soil management can create all sorts of “Happy Coincidences”.
LEAF Farmer Network - LFN
- HighTech – HighTouch hybrid platform to bring significant value to agriculture ecosystem Powered by deep technology expertise of Mastercard.
- Farmer transaction histories
- Connects buyers, suppliers, agtechs, and banks with farmers digitally
- Equip FPOs to effectively serve their members
- Commercially sustainable ecosystem comprising all relevant Agri value chain players with equitable commercial exchange mechanisms
LFN seamlessly brings in access to good quality produce at scale, enables price negotiation with complete transparency, and manages end-to-end logistics with quality control. The entire process is managed by farmers, with support from an on-ground team of LFN. LEAF Farmer Network digitizes marketplaces, payments, workflows, and farmer transaction histories by connecting buyers, farming inputs, suppliers, AgTechs, and banks with FPOs/farmers, helping to create a commercially sustainable ecosystem comprising all relevant agriculture value chain players with equitable commercial exchange mechanisms. LFN supports the farmers through comprehensive training and capacity building in the entire lifecycle of the harvest, including post-harvest management to reduce wastage. The core of LFN is digitizing the produce-buying process. It is a high-touch model through a dedicated on-ground farmer advisory and change management team. It is enabled by a rural relevant, secure phone driven and internet-agnostic technology.
Greenhouses are climate-controlled structures for growing high-quality saplings. Leaf™ advises the use of it for growing off-season vegetables, fruit crops for the domestic market, planting material acclimatization, plant breeding, and varietals improvement. This man-made structure is designed to reap the benefits of nature.
LFN solves the organized, cost-effective financial challenge
Banks are struggling to serve the rural ecosystem effectively as incomes are largely paid in cash, which leads to the economy is largely cash-based, low account balances, and high servicing costs for banks. Additionally, most farmers do not have a formal credit history, and it is difficult for them to access any formal financial services. Enabling digital payments for farmers through LFN will drive active account usage for farmers. With this platform, farmers will get paid through their bank accounts or cards designed for offline rural usage, providing liquidity of the digital money, instead of going to their bank branches or business agents in nearby towns.