Our History & Structure
The Indian Society of Agribusiness Professionals (ISAP) is a non-profit development agency, established in 2001 by a group of Agriculture and Management Professionals with the aim to revitalise rural India through providing access to sustainable farm and rural community livelihood development. ISAP is one of the largest networks of agriculture and allied sector professionals in India and acts as a bridge between a network of Indian rural communities and other stakeholders, including government, development organisations and corporate entities. ISAP does this through large-scale field implementation projects with integrated deployment of technological innovation for efficiency and scale. With more than 600 staff and experts across 17 field offices in 11 states, ISAP’s interventions have contributed to enhancing livelihood opportunities for more than one million farmer households, 2458 agri-preneurs, more than 20,000 youth and 20,000 women in 8000 villages in 250 blocks across 100 districts in India. ISAP has physical establishments at 100 locations, which include 12 Agribusiness Village Resource Centres (AVRCs), 20 Single Window Centres (SWCs), 20 Skill Development Centres (SDCs), 46 Custom Hiring Service Centres (CHSCs) and a hospital.
We believe that when farmers are enabled to improve and earn from their harvests, rural India can become a place of opportunity and prosperity for all community members.
Our main goals are
To alleviate farmer poverty by providing access to knowledge gaps and technical innovations for abundant harvests and increased income through opening market access
To expand and diversify rural livelihood opportunities through facilitating impactful vocational training for forward facing employment areas including placements for an accelerated start
To ensure that communities remain resilient through proper provision and maintenance of natural resources to support agriculture and community living conditions
The Indigram Group
Subsidiary organisations – Founded and managed by ISAP
Indigram Labs Foundation
Indigram Labs Foundation (ILF) is a business incubator with focus on the domains of agribusiness, technology and health – all areas which can transform rural communities and assist in accelerating ISAP’s vision.
Federation of Indian FPOs and Aggegators
The Federation of Indian FPOs and Aggregators (FIFA) is a national level association of more than 100 producer organizations with more than associated 100,000 farmers. FIFA primarily works towards sustainability of its member organizations through market linkage and logistical support.