How to start a hydroponic business

How to start a hydroponic business

India is a country of tradition and culture, and agriculture has always played an integral part in both. Agriculture is often referred to as the backbone of our country. However, historically and scientifically speaking, agriculture marked the beginning of human civilization and human brain development and is one of our oldest professions (if not the most important).

For the past few decades or so, agriculture in India has been going from bad to worse in terms of quality, and as a business prospect. Dependence on traditional or inadequate equipment has lead to crop failures and loss. It is said that today, in India, the farmer’s child is no longer encouraged to follow the family business. And this is a scary thought when we depend on them to survive.

It’s 2018! And today, a new breed of farmer is born.

Hydroponics, a technology that enables farmers to grow in sterile environments using water, has changed the image of a farmer entirely. From engineers and newly graduated youngsters to large corporates and businessmen who may have never even gardened a day in their lives, farming is now moving into the mainstream.

If you would like to be a hydroponics farmer, this what you’ll need:

  1. Cleared land of a minimum half acre.

  2. Access to water and electricity.

  3. Road access.

  4. A credible hydroponic equipment supplier in India

  5. Funds

Apart from this, one would need to decide which variety of plants one would like to specialize in. Based on current trends, leafy greens and herbs appear to be the best way to start. FutureFarms has set up close to 40 of these farms in the country in a matter of two years, and these farmers appear to be enjoying immense success in both growth and revenues.
These plants grow on Nft (nutrient film technique) hydroponic systems. NFT systems like the FutureFarms Leaf Station Farms (LSF), allow the farmer to grow leafy greens and herbs in three times less space (compared to soil. The success of the business almost entirely depends on the quality of equipment used and the choice of vendor.

Within the plant group, you have chosen to grow, the next step is to decide the crop mix. If you plan to sell to a B2B (business to business) market, high volumes are required at bulk rates. This would mean that the priority of the farmer here would be to focus on a small variety of crops, in larger volumes. The idea here is to get contracts with major aggregators or bulk consumers at lower margins, but assured sales for the period of the contract. If you plan to be more of a brand or directly target consumers, the variety is key. In this strategy, you would not be looking at build sales with lower margins, but rather lower volumes with higher margins. Having a good portfolio of products, in this case, would be the key to target the end consumer.

Whether you take the plunge or not, hydroponics is here to stay and is certainly the future of farming in India.

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Vikram Shokeen
Vikram Shokeen
2 years ago

please team, tell me where can I contact you or if someone can reach me on 8527845558. My name is Vikram and I am from Delhi

Chaitanya
Chaitanya
2 years ago

Hi can anyone please assist me in getting more details ? email : girish.chaitu@gmail.com

anuradha
anuradha
1 year ago

can i know all the farms u have allied with
n chennai

T.V.Sudhir
T.V.Sudhir
1 year ago

Do you people provide any workshop? If yes please let me know at the earliest.

narendra negi
narendra negi
1 year ago

i want to know more about ths can you give me some lessons. connect me on narennegi010@gmail.com

Pavan Muthyala
Pavan Muthyala
1 year ago

How much of Funds needed for setting-up in 1 acre of land.

Vaibhav Jain
Vaibhav Jain
1 year ago

I’m interested in your Post.
Please let me know more details about this
Vaibhav jain
9811106818
jainbinding@yahoo.com

Suman
Suman
1 year ago

can you support for nepal too. as i am interested in hydroponics.

Narendranath
Narendranath
1 year ago

Wish to know more about “credible hydroponic equipment supplier “and “funds “

harish
harish
1 year ago

please let me know more details my contact no is 9731613309

Peter Chalapati
Peter Chalapati
1 year ago

Hi Team kindly get in touch as I have lands in Vijaywada which I would like to utilise for the same…. kindly guide and reach me on 8527975791 or email I’d

Sandesh A
Sandesh A
1 year ago

hi…sir can anybody tell me abt market..?? How can i find out market for produce on regular basis….? if my farm is near village is it is efficient to get higer returns on selling in city markets..?

Ranjit kumar pebbili
Ranjit kumar pebbili
1 year ago

Hi im interested in organic farming can u guide me the basics .
9393123336

Aditi Kumari
Aditi Kumari
1 year ago

Please contact me for am interested to know more about hydroponic farming.

SJ
SJ
1 year ago

I would like to know more about setting up a commercial farm

Praful Pralhad Mane
Praful Pralhad Mane
1 year ago

Hi Can we do this Hydroponic farming on terrace of 1000sqft I want to guidelines can we grow strawberry ? prafulmane1971@gmail.com mobile number 7020587192

Vijay
Vijay
1 year ago

Hi Team, I would like to start this business. How much funds we need?

Nimitt
Nimitt
1 year ago

do contact me with more details

Jayanth (Jay)
Jayanth (Jay)
1 year ago

Hi, I have been reading up articles on NFT and interested to understand 1. bare minimum land that is needed to start 2. assistance that FF can provide in the process of set-up and ongoing support

Sanjay Lunia
Sanjay Lunia
1 year ago

Unable to reach on the cell number provided with your write-up.. . May someone pleAse forward me the right contact n numbers at 91 9920050779

sudhir shringare
sudhir shringare
1 year ago

i want to know more about this can you give me some lessons. connect me on sudhir.shringare@gmail.com

rajiv
rajiv
1 year ago

wanna knwo more about this to start from small investments

rajiv
rajiv
1 year ago

I need more information
9930696363

Ms
Ms
10 months ago

Is there any buy back or marketing support from ff

Abhinav Kumar
Abhinav Kumar
10 months ago

Wanting to start a business, and need a know-how from scratch. Can you please contact me?
id: abhinav1572006@gmail.com

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