iGrow is a marketplace that helps underemployed farmers, under-utilized land, and investors to produce high-quality organic food and sustainable incomes with cloud-based agricultural management software.
Until now in Indonesia alone, we put 2,200 farmers to work and 1,197 hectares of land to use, delivered 500 tons of healthy peanuts, and gained revenue for the farmers, landowners, and investors.
In much of the world, there are millions of underemployed skilled farmers and millions of hectares of underused arable land in emerging markets like Indonesia. Meanwhile, the demand for high-quality organic agricultural food gets higher day after day.
UN research states that crop yields need to double within 40 years in order to keep up with world population growth. The FAO said that our food production will have to increase by 70 percent for an additional 2.3 billion people by 2050.
That’s why we need a new way to create scalable and efficient farming industry.
iGrow can connect farmers, landowners, investors, and crop buyers to create a complete farming supply chain. We identify crops with stable demand, prices and growing characteristics.
We find arable land and its farmers.
We raise capital for seeds from urban people and we give a 'Farmville'-like experience to investors so they not only can see their investments, but also have the fun of knowing they’re growing beautiful, nutritious food.
iGrow has a mission that is for far more than just commercial purposes. iGrow has a big goal, which is to preserve life.
Let’s invest our resources to make our world a better place.
iGrow is a marketplace that helps underemployed farmers, under-utilized land, and investors to produce high quality organic food and sustainable incomes with cloud-based agricultural management software.
How do I join iGrow?
You or your institution can join through an online registration or can register directly at an iGrow office.
What does iGrow do?
iGrow can connect farmers, landowners, investors, and crop buyers to create a complete farming supply chain.
We identify crops with stable demand, prices and growing characteristics.
We find arable land and its farmers.
We raise capital for seeds from urban people and we give a Farmville-like experience to investors so they not only can see their investments, but have the fun of knowing they’re growing beautiful, nutritious food.
What costs should be paid by the sponsor or investor?
This depends on what you would like to sponsor, but generally consists of long-term land lease costs, the cost of seed, the cost of maintenance and related drugs when needed, including independent surveyor activities and administrative work within the iGrow overall management system.
Are sponsors given evidence on the tree sponsored?
Each sponsor has evidence in the form of a Certificate of Ownership Tree (COT), which also explains the sponsored tree, complete with the location, number and who manage the trees or operator.
Is this sponsorship social or commercial?
It can be both. You can sponsor planting of trees and the results will be submitted to parties entitled to schools, hospitals, institutions, or the development of science, or you can also ask to share the profit when the trees begin to bear fruit.
If for commercial purposes, what results can I expect from this program?
Because agricultural investment is the same as other real sector investment, we do not promise results in a certain degree. We can give our best estimate based on the statistically similar trees. For example, Durian’s planting costs include a long-term land lease of 18 years, seeds, etc. at $ 394 each for 18 years. The trees are expected to bear fruit in year 5 and continue to increase until year 12 and then stabilize after it with such patterns. The average result is estimated at approximately 18% per year. For the cost of planting longan, there is a 12-year land lease, maintenance etc. running at $ 118 each for 12 years. Longans start production in year 4 and continue to increase until year 12. The average net result is estimated at 19%. Annual crops such as banana, and fragrant roots, the cost is calculated per growing season, as well as for the results.
How is the net result calculated?
The net result is the average of similar trees that are managed in the same garden subtracted by the costs that directly relate to the tree. The net result generally distributed to managers (40%), sponsors (40%) and independent surveyor/supervisors and iGrow administrators (20%); in particular – a case-by-case basis may be agreed upon separately. Seasonal crops will be taken into account depending on the type of plant, long or short growing season until harvest, and planting difficulty level.
What happens when a long-term lease for the planting of trees I sponsored comes to an end?
At the end of the lease period’s long term, your tree fruit production could be at an optimal level. For example, Durian may reach it at the age of 18 years and longan at the age of 12 years. Then, depending on the current condition of your tree, you have three options: (1) extend the lease of the land, (2) donate your tree to humanity, or (3) sell it to a manager or other interested parties.
What are the benefits for me to sponsor the planting of these trees?
In addition to the financial benefits that you can get when the trees begin to harvest (if you do not donate to the other party), planting trees will become your alms to every fruit eaten by humans, and animals. Planting trees also preserves the continuity of life by ensuring the availability of oxygen in the air and absorption of CO2 from the respiratory and your daily activity.
Where do I contact if interested in joining the iGrow project?
You can come to our office on Jl. Ir. H. Juanda 43 Depok or send an e-mail to email@example.com
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