This is a guidebook for FPOs to manage their input business through demand assessment, efficient procurement systems, stock sourcing and management. It forms part of ‘Farmer Producer Organisation (FPO) Capacity Building Toolkit.’.
Information about marketing options, challenges in marketing of farm produce, types of markets and devising a better market strategy for FPOs are being provided in this Guidebook. It also discusses a set of tools to operationalize the output business at FPO level. It forms part of ‘Farmer Producer Organisation (FPO) Capacity Building Toolkit.’.
Farmers and farmer groups are primary stakeholders in FPOs. Strengthening of Farmer Interest Groups (FIGs) through capacity building is critical for the success of any FPOs. This guidebook is a part of ‘Farmer Producer Organisation (FPO) Capacity Building Toolkit.’.
This guidebook is meant primarily for banks and financial institutions to build their understanding of FPOs, assess credit rating and working capital requirements of FPOs, lending models adopted by NBFCs and FPOs. It also useful for FPOs to understand how credit evaluation is done and capacity is assessed. It forms part of ‘Farmer Producer Organisation (FPO) Capacity Building Toolkit.’.
FPOs need to follow several statutory legal compliances. This guidebook aims to in building an understanding of the compliances to be taken care by the FPOs. It forms part of ‘Farmer Producer Organisation (FPO) Capacity Building Toolkit.’.
The objective of the course is to build a perspective of CEOs and/or Managers of FPOs on concepts and governance of FPOs. In addition to this, the course aims to build their capacities in planning and management of agri-business activities. This is for addressing the problem of member farmers..
This module highlights the important of Business Planning for FPCs. It builds and understanding of the Business Model canvas, components of business model...
Duration | 46m 21s
Master Trainer Programme
Session plans, Resources and teaching notes for Master Trainers engaged in capacity building of key functionaries and stakeholders related to FPOs.
This material could be used for online as well as classroom-based training.
Sensitizing Implementing Agencies, State Government officials and other stakeholders to appreciate, imbibe and translate the vision of the Government of India under the Central Sector Scheme on Formation & Promotion of 10000 Farmers’ Producer Organisations (FPOs)
To equip Cluster Based Business Organisations (CBBOs) to understand, appreciate, imbibe, transfer and translate the vision of Government of India under the Central Sector Scheme on Formation & Promotion of 10000 Farmers Producer Organisations (FPOs)
FPO Manak Tool
A simple tool to assess the performance of your FPO based on parameters such as Membership, Governance & Business Operations. Get recommendations to improve the performance of your FPO.
A film about Rupnagar Producer Company that created farm machinery bank for providing machinery on rent to farmers in Rupnagar district of Punjab.
The Wadi Warriors of Gujarat
A film about how the tribal families of Umarpada in Surat District of Gujarat were supported by NABARD’s Tribal Development Project. 1000 wadis and 20 villages were selected to ensure sustainable development of the area.
FPO support for tea growers in Kerala
A film about how Wayanad Green Tea Producer Company Ltd., Kerala formed a FPO with 210 farmers and how NABARD’s support helped realise better price and enhanced income for the tea growers
Dairy, fruit and vegetable vendors supported in MP
A film about amazing possibilities for dairy and allied activities, vegetable and fruit vendors, tailoring which came with the Joint Liability Schemes of NABARD in Mandsaur District, Madhya Pradesh.
Guava Revolution in Gujarat
A film about the awardwinning story of Parishram Farmers Club, Bharuch, Gujarat which is the best farmer club in India. Through FPO the farmers were able to get value addition and market linkages.
FPOs in Uttar Pradesh
A film on Farmer Producer Organisations supported by NABARD in Uttar Pradesh. The FPOs have played an important role in connecting the small producers, to enhance their technological knowledge, improve productivity, enable improved access to inputs and services and increase farmer incomes.
Kissan club in Uttarakhand
A film on BhumiaKisan club in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand is one of the most successful club in the district. 300 Kisan clubs are formed with the aim of sustainable development and rural prosperity.
Udaan - Women’s groups in Punjab
The success story of formation and financing of women’s groups under Joint Liability Groups by NABARD and encouraging them to take up livelihood options like parlour, pottery vegetable vendor, tiffin service, dairy in Fatehgarh Sahib District, Punjab.
The Flower Farmers of Nellore
The inspiring story of Pragathi Yuva Kendra FPO in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. This FPOs has a membership of around 150 who are into flower cultivation. Through NABARD support this FPO is creating employment opportunities.
NABARD promoted “SEEDS Farmers Producer Company Ltd”
“SEEDS Farmers Producer Company Ltd” has received several awards and is the role model for other FPOs. 4000 farmers in 30 Panchayats in Tamil Nadu are part of this FPO which had helped enhance farmer incomes through input supply, aggregation of produce, procurement and value addition.
Nalchalur - first FPO of Tamil Nadu
A film about Nachalur – the first farmer producer company in Tamil Nadu – that was nurtured through financial assistance from NABARD. Nachalur FPO has been able to enhance the incomes of 150 farmers.
Tamil Nadu FPO changing lives of farmers
Financial assistance, capacity building and market linkage support being provided by NABARD to FPOs in Tamil Nadu. The film depicts how NABARD’s support is helping FPOs to grow and to change lives of farmers.
The Organic Story
A film about Sahaja Organics that is promoting organic cultivation of rice, vegetables and millets with nearly 6000 farmers in Karnataka. Through Sahaja’s support a sustainable and eco-friendly model has been developed which has helped in enhancing farmer incomes and also ensuring food security.
FPO Business Models
Successful business models from various parts of the country and across multiple agro-sectors having potential for replication
FPOs capitalize on collective strength, enabling small producers earn better. NABARD is pioneer in nurturing FPOs and over the years demonstrated many successful models and processes which have been largely embraced by Governments and developmental agencies. The rapidly increasing number of FPOs warrants an ecosystem enabled with knowledge and resources for their sustainability. FPO junction, as a digital resource is a right step in this direction.
Shri P V S SuryakumarDeputy Managing Director, NABARD
NABARD has promoted grass root farmer institutions ever since inception. NABARD's engagement with FPOs in today's form is about a decade old and in our journey, we learnt that knowledge resources are critical for success of FPOs and their sustainability. Towards this, we have endeavored to support to build capacities of stake holders such as FPOs, Civil Society Organizations, financial institutions, Corporates, etc. Through FPO junction, we intend to expand our outreach to next level.
Shri C S R Murthy Chief General Manager, NABARD
FPOs have been at heart of NABARD's developmental agenda and supported through various fund dispensations. FPO junction, a forward looking initiative of NABARD and GIZ for strengthening FPO ecosystem. FPO junction is a one stop solution for good quality knowledge material, training modules, policy papers, government schemes, case studies, etc. on FPOs. This is a very handy, easy to navigate portal for use by all stakeholders such as FPOs, Promoting Institutions, training institutions and researchers, etc.
Shri S. A. Pande Director, BIRD, Lucknow
Bankers Institute of Rural Development (BIRD), Lucknow, a premiere training institution founded by NABARD has been designated as a nodal training institution at the central level to cater to the capacity building needs of various stakeholders under the Central Sector Scheme of GoI on "Formation & promotion of 10,000 FPOs". BIRD has developed various modules on FPO ecosystem in association with NABARD and GIZ and such modules are available on our website as open resource material. We believe that adoption of aggregation approach through FPOs can be a potent strategy for the small and marginal farmers to overcome various difficulties faced by them. I take this opportunity to express our gratitude to NABARD for their guidance and GIZ for extending necessary support in developing the resource material and "FPO Junction" to cater to the need of capacity building of all the stakeholders in an FPO ecosystem.
Dr. Julie ReviereCountry Director, GIZ India
In view of the recent policy focus of the Indian Government on promoting 10,000 FPOs, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has been supporting NABARD and BIRD under the Indo-German development cooperation project 'Capacity enhancement for Sustainable Agriculture and Sustainable Aquaculture' to develop standard training materials, digital tools, and knowledge products to empower and capacitate the FPO ecosystem in India.
I strongly believe that these capacity building tools being launched today will go a long way in successfully supporting the country's endeavour to empower and facilitate the progression of farmers and entrepreneurs, and in making farming a viable and sustainable business proposition.