Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) - Coggle Diagram
They can be registered as companies or cooperatives.
FPOs facilitate cluster-based farming, technology adoption, quality assurance, and improved marketing.
FPOs are groups of farmers organized by geography.
Growth of FPOs
Government's goal: Actively encourages FPO formation, with a scheme to create and assist 10,000 FPOs.
FPO Shakti in UP: Streamlines FPO activities. 1,600 FPOs with Rs 229 crore turnover, benefiting six lakh farmers.
Resource pooling for cost savings.
Direct market linkages, reducing dependence on intermediaries.
Easier access to credit and finance.
Technical knowledge and training to enhance farming practices.
Collective bargaining power for better prices.
Market access and linkages challenges.
Risk mitigation and crop insurance requirements.
Financial constraints for infrastructure, technology, and value addition.
Lack of infrastructure for storage, transportation, and processing.
Limited awareness and capacity among small farmers.
GreenMart FPO, Bihar: Economic well-being of farmers by promoting organic produce.
Vrutti Livelihood Resource Centre, Gujarat: Empowered farmers, diversified livelihoods, and improved access to financial products.
Samunnati Financial Intermediation & Services Pvt. Ltd., Tamil Nadu: Enhanced financial stability and better access to markets.
KisanKraft FPO, Karnataka: Improved livelihoods of farmers, reduced reliance on chemical inputs.
Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY).
Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium (SFAC).
Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY).
National Mission on Agricultural Extension and Technology (NMAET).
Support from National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC).
Enhanced market access through partnerships.
Promoting land consolidation and cooperative farming.
Financial inclusion with dedicated credit lines.
Streamlined registration and compliance processes.
Awareness and education for farmers about FPO benefits.