Farmer's Producer Organisation

Vrutti has been working on developing Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) for the last four years. Vrutti works with over 45 FPOs of which 25 are under direct implementation and 20 FPOs are being developed in partnership with other NGOs. Vrutti has been providing support to variety of organizations in different domains and geographies in transforming community based organizations and producer organisation into sustainable institutions. Vrutti built on its experiences, expertise and tools to transform FPOs.

KARNATAKA

Building and Sustaining Farmer's producer organizations for the pulses farmers in Aland, Sedam and Gulbarga Taluk of Gulbarga District, Karnataka.

  • Vrutti is working with 5800 farmers and promoting 6 FPOs, supported by Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC), Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of India and Department of Agriculture, Govt of Karnataka
  • All Six Farmer Producer Companies Promoted by Vrutti with the Support of SFAC have been registered. These have started conducting business operations.
  • All of them have processed and received documents like - TIN,VAT,PAN,APMC Mandi license, Fertilizer license, Pesticide and seed licenses
  • Vrutti support in the project is - strengthening farmer capacity through agricultural best practices for enhanced productivity; ensuring access to and usage of quality inputs and services for intensive agriculture; enhancing cluster competitiveness; facilitating access to fair and remunerative markets including linking producer groups to marketing opportunities by market aggregators.

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Name of the Producer Organization

Produce/Crop Dealt by PO

District

1

Nisarga FPCL

Red, Bengal, Black & Green gram, Sunflower

Gulbarga

2

Balabhim Sena FPCL

Red Gram, Bengal Gram, Chilly and Ground Nut

Gulbarga

3

Rohini Krishikara FPCL

Red, Bengal, Black & Green gram Banana

Gulbarga

4

Kagina FPCL

Red, Bengal, Black & Green gram

Gulbarga

5

Nandhi FPCL

Red, Bengal, Black & Green gram

Gulbarga

6

Krishikabandhu FPCL

Red, Bengal, Black & Green gram

Gulbarga

ANDHRA PRADESH

Building and Sustaining Farmer's producer organizations for the pulses farmers in Regode and Zaheerabad, Medak District

  • Vrutti is working with 5050 farmers and promoting 4 FPOs, supported by Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC), Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of India and Department of Agriculture, Govt of Andhra Pradesh
  • Vrutti is- strengthening farmer capacity through agricultural best practices for enhanced productivity; ensuring access to and usage of quality inputs and

services for intensive agriculture; enhancing cluster competitiveness; facilitating access to fair and remunerative markets including linking producer groups to marketing opportunities by market aggregators.

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Name of the Producer Organisation

Produce/Crop Dealt by PO

District

1

Zaheerabad Navachaithanya FPCL

Red, black & green gram and Cotton

Medak

2

Regode Navajeevanajyothi FPCL

Red, black & green gram and Cotton

Medak

3

Sri Sai Baba Vrutti Farmers Producers MACSL

Vegetables

Medak

4

Rythu Bidda Vrutti Farmers Producers MACSL

Vegetables

Medak

5

Bharat Kissan Vrutti Farmers Producers MACSL

Vegetables

Medak

Building and Sustaining Farmer's producer organizations for the Vegetable Farmers in Ranga Reddy and Medak District

  • Vrutti is working with 7500 farmers and promoting 5 FPOs, supported by Department of Horticulture, Govt of Andhra Pradesh
  • Vrutti is strengthening farmer capacity through agricultural best practices for enhanced productivity; ensuring access to and usage of quality inputs and services for intensive agriculture;

Enhancing cluster competitiveness; facilitating access to fair and remunerative markets including linking producer groups to marketing opportunities by market aggregators.

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Name of the Producer Organisation

Produce/Crop Dealt by PO

District

1

Sri Sai Baba Vrutti Farmers Producers MACSL

Vegetables

Medak

2

Rythu Bidda Vrutti Farmers Producers MACSL

Vegetables

Medak

3

Bharat Kissan Vrutti Farmers Producers MACSL

Vegetables

Medak

4

Swamy Ayappa Vrutti Farmers Producers MACSL

Vegetables

Ranga Reddy

5

Arundathi Vrutti Farmers Producers MACSL

Vegetables

Ranga Reddy

6

Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Vrutti Farmers Producers MACSL

Vegetables

Ranga Reddy

TAMIL NADU

Poverty Reduction through Sustainable Agriculture through Promotion of 3 Agriculture Producer Company about 9000 farmers in 3 districts (Nagapattinam, Tiruvannamalai and Kanchipuram) of Tamil Nadu with the Support of DFID, UK

  • In this Project Vrutti as partner working with Centre for Indian Knowledge System (CIKS), Chennai, TN.
  • Vrutti support is to - capacity building of the project team on the institution (Agriculture producer company), conducting value chain studies of the crops (Paddy, Ground Nut and Black Gram), planning the interventions to improve the returns to the farmers in the project, developing the business plan for the 3 producer companies, conducting the market studies to establish the linkage for the producer companies, support the team in registering the producer companies.

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Name of the Producer Organization

Produce/Crop Dealt by PO

District

1

Valanadu Sustainable Agriculture PCL

Paddy, Black gram, Coconut, Mango and Groundnut

Nagapattinam

2

Marutham Sustainable Agriculture PCL

Paddy and Groundnut

Thiruvannamalai and Kancheepuram

3

Reddiyarchatram Sustainable Agriculture PCL

Maize, Vegetables, Coconut, Cotton

Dindugal

MADHYA PRADESH

Revitalising Agriculture Extension System through Agri. Enterprise Facilitation Centre (AEFC) in Budhni block of Sehore District, Madhya Pradesh, Supported by NABARD under RIF for 2 years. Working with 4000+ farmers.

  • Vrutti support is to - Achieving accelerated growth in agriculture and incomes of small holders through a social enterprise called AEFC. The innovation delivers an increase in net returns of a small holder producer from agriculture and other enterprises to the tune of Rs. 15,000 per acre per annum. This is achieved by considering agriculture as an enterprise and making the farmer an entrepreneur, and moving from improvements in productivity to improvements in returns of farming households. The innovation creates an ecosystem of knowledge and support services that increase agriculture productivity, reduce risks, and increase incomes and net returns.

NABARD is Supporting a Project in Hoshangabad District under Farmer's Innovation Project Fund (FIPF) - Pilot Project on Promotion of Seed Business Ventures of Small farmers. 3 Seeds units being established in Panjara, Bhankedi and Kamdhana block ofHosangabad District for 2 years .

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Name of the Producer Organization

Produce/Crop Dealt by PO

District

1

Navadanchal Producer Company Ltd

Soya, Paddy, Wheat, Green gram

Sehore

2

Bhankedi Farmer Producer Organisation

Soya, Paddy, Wheat, Green gram, Red gram

Hosangabad

3

Bio-Pesticide unit, Khandawar Village

Bio-pesticides

Sehore

4

Bio-Pesticide Unit, Kanpura Village

Bio-pesticides

Sehore

5

Bio-Pesticide unit, Bayan Village

Bio-pesticides

Sehore

6

Jahajpura Seed Production Cooperative

Seed Production

Sehore

7

Ninor Seed Production Cooperative

Seed Production

Sehore

8

Khandawar Seed Production Cooperative

Seed Production

Sehore

CHATTISGARH

Revitalising Agriculture Extension System through Agri. Enterprise Facilitation Centre (AEFC) in Kanker District ofChattishgarh, Supported by World Bank under Development Market place for 18 months. Working with 3000 farmers;

  • Vrutti support is to - Achieving accelerated growth in agriculture and incomes of small holders through a social enterprise called AEFC. The innovation delivers an increase in net returns of a small holder producer from agriculture and other enterprises to the tune of Rs. 15,000 per acre per annum. This is achieved by considering agriculture as an enterprise and making the farmer an entrepreneur, and moving from improvements in productivity to improvements in returns of farming households. The innovation creates an ecosystem of knowledge and support services that increase agriculture productivity, reduce risks, and increase incomes and net returns.

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Name of the Producer Organization

Produce/Crop Dealt by PO

District

1

Farmer Producer Organisation,

Paddy, Vegetables, Maize, Wheat

Kanker

2

Devari Village Bio-Pesticide Unit

Bio-Pesticides

Kanker






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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
Gulbarga & Yadgir Districts of Karnataka
Medak & Ranga Reddy Districts of Andhra Pradesh
Nagapattinam, Thiruvannamalai & Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu
Sehore & Hosangabad Districts of Madhya Pradesh
Kanker District of Chattisgarh
Financing
SAMA
Department of Agriculture - Govt of Karnataka
Department of Horticulture, Govt of Andhra Pradesh
Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC)
DFID, UK
NABARD
World Bank
Solidaridad
Objective
To address the issues of investments, lack of markets, and technology for small farmers.
Vrutti's Role
Mobilize farmers in groups at the village level and build associations (FPOs) to plan and implement product specific cluster/ commercial crop cycles;
Strengthen farmer capacity through agricultural best practices for enhanced productivity;
Production and marketing – design, support or linkages
Systems and procedures – developing SOPs, monitoring and evaluation systems and training
Ensure appropriate systems and support to ensure compliance with statutory authorities, donors, banking and internal governance systems
Ensure access to and usage of quality inputs and services for intensive agriculture enhancing cluster competitiveness;
Facilitate access to fair & remunerative markets including linking producer groups to marketing opportunities by market aggregators.
Vrutti Strategy
Integrated Action Research for Innovative Models
Meaningful Engagement for Enabling Policies
Coverage
36,500