Metro Tarkari

It is an online grocery store that sells fruits and vegetables sourced directly from farmers.

Overview

Metro Tarkari is an online grocery store that is reinventing the farm-to-fork value chain in Nepal. We deliver fresh, high-quality produce sourced from a vetted network of farms to our customers’ doorsteps. Metro Tarkari’s business model has B2C and B2B aspects with increasing emphasis on the latter segment. B2R is also an active segment that is gaining traction.


Vision

Metro Tarkari’s vision is to rationalize the layers of middle men and informal networks from the point where fresh vegetables are harvested till when they reach end-consumers’ kitchens. With the delivery of high quality vegetables and fruits as a primary objective, Metro Tarkari also envisions to intensify their training to the farmers to help them increase the productivity of their agro-goods from plantation to harvesting while ensuring that they receive the right price for their goods. By enabling our supply chain with hardware (transport and cold storage) and software (website/apps and AI tools for predictability of supply and orders), Metro Tarkari is able to reduce the current average of 6 layers of hand-offs to one, providing the best prices, and highest quality of service at both ends of the value chain.



Milestones

10+ collection centers

Across Nepal

500+ farmers

Positively impacted through Metro Tarkari's buy back guarantee intervention

12tons

Cold Storage Capacity

10,000+ kgs

Fresh Vegetables Collected Daily

100,000+

Customers served per day

Impact

Agricultural Trainings

Enhancing human capital skills within the agricultural sector, Metro Tarkari provides farmers with trainings related to production, packaging and grading of agriculutral produce. Our endgoal is to encourage a scale up in agricultural activities as a form of supplementary income generation.

Incentivized Organic Farming

Alongside skill development, we are also actively involved in promoting and incentivising local farmers to reduce their dependency on pesticides and focus on organic methods of cultivation for produce including tomatoes, potatoes, onions, bananas, mangoes and apples.

Market Data Sharing

Assisting farmers to optimize and streamline their agricultural output, the Metro Tarkari platform directely connects farmers to consumer and market data, ensuring that farm supply meets consumer demands.

Anil Basnet

CEO

To scale up operations, by focusing primarily on Agri-products, rather than dry ones. A larger cold room with the capacity to store more vegetables is another scale-up project in the plans.