Once the prototype is successful, SIP farming will be scaled through a hybrid model. The first will be the social model, which would involve outreach to smallholder farmers with the package solution and market for their production. The second model will be commercial, which will convert under/un-utilized land space in the city in to small vegetable producing plots for urban consumption only.This hybrid mode will ensure triple bottom line impact of addressing hunger, nutrition, environmental sustainability through waste-free lean value chain, and increased productivity and income for smallholder farmers.
1. Farmer training for natural farming and good agricultural practices. This includes step by step approach for farmers to learn and implement good and safe practices. This will be introduced subsequent to workshops where farmers’ consent and willingness will be validated. 2. Market based production intelligence software This is a revolutionary product which helps in demand + supply forecasts. However, this should be introduced after meaningful network is built with farmers 3. Transparent governance system at farmer producer organisationsThis helps in self-sustainable, professional and transparent operations."