An inspiring tale of growing a business and supporting a community

Varun Agro’s success in fruit processing and the impact on farmers

This story revolves around Manisha Dhatrak, Managing Director, Varun Agro Processing Foods Pvt. Ltd., and winner of the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest in 2017. The Nashik-based business processes fruit pulp and tomato paste without using any preservatives, and is a globally-approved vendor for several MNCs.

She talks about her dream of setting up a large manufacturing unit, the research she did, challenges faced along the way and how she went about securing funding for the business. Here is an entrepreneur who truly went beyond, influencing the lives of farmers and educating them on agricultural best practices. Today, Varun Agro continues to transform entire farming communities, connecting them with opportunities.