Dun & Bradstreet India, a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics has announced today it is partnering with Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC) to help Farmers Producer Organizations (FPOs) increase their visibility, expand access to global markets, find potential customers, and identify growth opportunities.
The Dun & Bradstreet D-U-N-S® Number will be made available to all FPOs. The D-U-N-S® Number will help them to build their credibility and to access global markets.
Dun & Bradstreet India will also offer value added services including D&B D-U-N-S® RegisteredTM Solutions and D&B ESG Intelligence, at specially discounted prices to the said FPOs.
Promoting, aiding and fostering the growth of MSMEs in India is a priority for Dun & Bradstreet India. Speaking about the partnership, Preeta Misra, Senior Director, CBIG, ESG and SME, Dun & Bradstreet India said, “We are very happy with the collaboration with SFAC to help FPOs become export ready. This will be made possible through the issuance of D-U-N-S Numbers and other value-added products. Dun & Bradstreet is committed to helping SMEs grow and we look forward to working with FPOs to help them enhance their visibility.”
Misra further explained how the D-U-N-S® Number can benefit the FPOs, “The D-U-N-S® Number is recognized, recommended, and required by over 240 governments, trade, and industry organizations around the globe. There are 2.5 lakh global and domestic customers who leverage the Dun & Bradstreet Data Cloud for decision making. The D-U-N-S® Number will help FPOs to build credibility and they will find it easier to get noticed globally, which will level the competitive playing field for them.”
Mr. Sanjeev Gautam – Director, SFAC said, “The Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC) has entered into a collaboration with Dun & Bradstreet India for allowing Farmers Producer Companies to be a part of the database maintained by them. All FPOs will be allotted D-U-N-S® Numbers, which will be unique throughout the organisation’s cycle including name, address, corporate structure changes and even bankruptcy. As part of this collaboration, Dun & Bradstreet will further offer a suite of value-added products and services at a discounted fee to FPOs. Becoming a part of Dun & Bradstreet's database will help FPOs to expand into international markets as most of the international buyers refer to this database while looking for suppliers”.