In 2019, IDinsight visited six Farmer Producer Companies (FPCs) to study challenges they face in agricultural marketing and identify solutions that could facilitate their success. We worked with the Ministry of Agriculture to make recommendations on steps government agencies can take to support FPCs in agricultural markets.
Focus Group Discussion with FPC members in Tamil Nadu
Enabling Farmer Producer Companies’ Success in Marketing - 3 MB
What services and/or policies could support FPCs in post-harvest activities? Based on our conversations with CEOs and support organisations working with FPOs, we identified four key steps that the Ministry, SFAC and NABARD can take in their efforts to promote FPCs, to help them tackle the challenges discussed above.
Other schemes that can more clearly prioritise FPOs include crop diversification efforts under MIDH, storage and seed production subsidies, and public warehousing (through reserving space for FPOs in public warehouses).
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