Representing the farmers of India
At Kamatan, we put farmers first. With a vision to build a socially inclusive and impactful business we are solving the core challenges of agri producers: to gain improved access to markets, technology and capital. We are building an inclusive agri ecosystem, with the perspective of the producer at its core, by leveraging the aggregate business potential of Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs).
Kamatan is now a group company of Samunnati
We strongly believe in building a socially inclusive ecosystem by addressing the needs of both producers and buyers. We are doing so by representing the farmers as an aggregate, while organising the buyers.
We work with Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs), rather than individuals as it allows us to aggregate the potential of farmers and unlock new value chains.
We seek to build efficient supply chains for all farm produce, leveraging technology to reduce wastage and inefficiencies, while linking producers and bulk buyers in a seamless, transparent, and value-driven relationship. We handle the entire range of farm produce, sourced directly from farmers and Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs), and customize the supply model for each buyer.
By assisting the farmers in the implementation of best practices in producing, harvesting, packaging, and transporting produce, we make sure that they get value for their produce that is significantly higher than the traditional supply-chain offered them earlier.
Through our nation-wise marketing linkages, from traders in the biggest mandis/hubs to large modern trade retailers in metros, we make sure that quality produce reaches the market. We have made deep investments in setting up warehouse infrastructure, distribution centers and logistics.
This is achieved by using our technology platform as the backbone and vastly experienced execution team, led by founders with deep expertise in the fields of: agricultural policy making, farming best practices, farmer network, distribution, logistics and technology.
We are led by an experienced founding team with deep roots in the FPO ecosystem, expertise in building and running efficient supply chains and ability to build scalable technology solutions.
Pravesh Sharma, is leading the enterprise as CEO. He is a former 1982 batch IAS officer with deep experience of the agriculture sector. In his long association with the sector, he served as Secretary, Agriculture in the Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, as India Representative of the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Visiting Fellow at Princeton University and most recently (2010-2015) as MD of the Small Farmers’ Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC), Govt. of India where he helped register over 1000 FPOs across the country.
CTO and Co-founder
Amol is graduate from IIT Bombay. Most of his career spanning 20+ years, has been spent in building tech products and teams, in early stage start-ups. At Stratify, he built the India Tech org from ground up and at Myntra (acquired by Flipkart), his team built the supply chain backend for e-commerce business. He headed technology at Taxi for Sure (acquired by Ola) and scaled it during its hyper growth years. His proven ability to build scalable tech platforms, has been a key driving force for Kamatan.
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Investors and Advisors
Kamatan is Now a Group Company of Samunnati
Samunnati, a specialized Agri value chain solutions provider acquired farmer-centric Agri supply chain platform, Kamatan. With this partnership, Samunnati and Kamatan hope to enhance their combined market linkage outreach to Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs), small traders, farmer aggregators, and Agri SMEs - helping them connect to corporate buyers and drive higher farmer income. Recognizing the impact, a technology-led approach to agriculture can create, Samunnati has joined hands with Kamatan to bring the last-mile benefits of digitalization to FPOs and Agri enterprises. Further, Kamatan’s expertise in agricultural institution building, farming best practices, farmer collectives, distribution, logistics, and technology coupled with Samunnati’s holistic solutions approach through Aggregation, Market Linkages, and Advisory services (AMLA) is expected to help agri value chains operate at a higher equilibrium.
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