India-based Villgro Innovation which has developed a rural distribution model for agriculture and dairy produces has raised $3.4 million from Startup Education and the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation. According to the company website, Villgro has reached to 6,000 farming households in India and has improved farm Income by 20-30%.
Villgro’s provides last-mile supply chain to rural subsistence level farmers, giving them access affordable agricultural innovations. Villgro appears to use a franchise model where they partner with a Village Level Entrepreneur who runs a distribution center for Villgro’s products.
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