Based in India, Kamatan works with farmer produce organisations (FPOs) to source produce for direct supply to agricultural enterprises, processors and retailers. Kamatan helps these FPOs in procuring, storing, quality control and logistics. Separately, it also services large buyers of produce with supply, bulk volumes, and factory gate delivery.
Kamatan also assists farmers with the implementation of best practices in grading and sorting as well as value adding activities like drying, cleaning and packaging, which can help reduce wastage and match the demands of institutional buyers to enable farmers to realise a significantly higher value for their produce.
The main channel of impact on GIF target beneficiaries is through the increased income received by farmers who are members of Farmer Producer Organizations (FPO) as a result of above market access efficiencies. However, our investment thesis has a broader perspective: that formalization of agricultural markets and supply chains can unlock benefits for all stakeholders in the supply chain, i.e. the producer, downstream buyers such as food processing, retail and food services, as well as supply chain infrastructure providers (warehouse, cold-storage, logistics). In fact, such standardisation and disintermediation are the bedrock on which the entire formalised value-chain of agriculture develops.Apply for funding