To link Small Farmers
– to technology as well as markets
– in association with private, corporate or cooperative sectors
– and if necessary, by providing backward and forward linkages as far as possible.
As stated earlier, farming is the most important economic activity in the country. The growth potential in this sector is immense in view of the changing food consumption habits, which demands better quality and variety. In order to meet this market led need, new approaches are being developed in agriculture sector including projects in the farm to table chain. Successes in such endeavor require innovations and partnerships. Under these circumstance Entrepreneurs and the farm sector need to work in consort so that their needs are met in a sustainable and cost effective manner.
The vision of the SFAC is to facilitate this process by aggressively promoting agri-business projects through its Project Development Facility and Venture Capital Assistance schemes, establishing forward and backward linkages with farmers, providing assured market to their produce thereby generating rural employment and enhancing farmers’ income. This is seen as a new chapter in the history of agriculture where farmers/producers groups yield not only more foods but more products, jobs and higher income in the rural areas.