Farm Enterprise Facilitation Center

GROWING PROSPERITY OF SMALL HOLDER FARMERS IN INDIA
Through the Farm Enterprise Facilitation Centre

As a part of a group of organisations and institutions founded by Mr Azim Premji, Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiative (APPI) aspires to facilitate a just, equitable, humane and sustainable society. APPI aims to achieve this by providing grants (and other support where appropriate) to organisations whose work has significant potential to contribute to social change in a synergistic manner.

APPI grants support efforts that create tangible and sustainable improvements in the lives of deeply disadvantaged, impoverished, under served and marginalized sections of people and pay special attention to those who are likely to be excluded from the development process. The grants will also support efforts that contribute in other ways to a broader strengthening of institutions and promoting our aim of facilitating a just, equitable and sustainable society.

APPI partners with organisations through grants and help their capacity and strategy.

APPI is currently partnering with Vrutti to scale-up and intensify its Farm Enterprise Facilitation Centre (FEFC) model with the objective of Growing Prosperity of Smallholder Farmers in India. It aims at building wealth and resilience of the farmers, and institutionalise the model through Farmer Producer Organisations building an entrepreneurship based ecosystem. This partnership will cover 12,500 smallholder farmers in five locations in four states of India in three years (Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka).

The Farm Enterprise Facilitation Centre (FEFC): a model developed by Vrutti to create wealth for smallholder farmers by building and strengthening farmer's organisations and nurturing an ecosystem in which the farm enterprises flourish, with improved resilience and returns to farmers. Through the support of the APPI, Vrutti is launching intensifying and scaling-up of this model, to reach 12,500 farmers in five locations in four states of India in three years (Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka.

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Highlights
Model
Creative Commons License
Farm Enterprise Faciliation Center by Vrutti is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://vrutti.org/index.php/projects/aefc.
Locations
Kalburgi (Ex-Gulbarga - Karnataka), Zaheerabad (Telangana), Rehati and Bankhedi (Madhya Pradesh) and Kanker (Chhattisgarh)
Funder
Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiative
Supported by
Social Venture Partners
Mindtree
Objective
To improve the resilience and wealth of 12,500 smallholder farmers by at least 50% in five rural locations of four states of India by 2018, through the Vrutti’s FEFC Model, facilitating an effective entrepreneurship-led ecosystem, sustained through strong farmer producer organisations.
Coverage
12500 Farmers
Vrutti's Role
Promoting improved and sustainable practices and technology; facilitating enterprises for inputs and services; support in value addition and marketing; explore diversification solutions; and strengthening farmer’s institutions