09 April, 2020

A comprehensive study for identification of vibrant FPO clusters for effective market integration

The report covers a field study conducted from May 2018 to January 2019 covering 49 Farmer Producer Organisation (FPO) clusters and 45 agriculture value chains across 52 districts in 18 states. This was followed by an intensive analysis of the data, and discussions with market players and other stakeholders. The report is further backed by 49 FPO cluster-level reports which span 1,800 FPOs and 399 market players.
The study itself is part of the Phase 1 of the Trusts’ ‘Centre of Excellence in Agriculture Development’ (CEAD) programme, under which the Trusts currently plan to develop agriculture centres of excellence across various districts in the country. This study was meant to identify the feasible FPO clusters, with specific focus on production quality, volumes and the presence of market players. The study therefore covers business transactions between FPOs and market players. As a result of detailed iterative process, the study recommends nine priority clusters for CEAD interventions. These clusters include Amravati, Nagpur, Tehri, Dahod, Chittoor, Kolar, Tumkur, Nashik, Mayurbhanj and Kamrup.

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