Farmer Producer Organizations
Helps farmers to get proper marketing linkages in order to sell their produce.
Currently Deshpande Foundation has been guiding farmers to form FPOs and create awareness of the benefits of FPOs. Under the guidance of Deshpande Foundation, currently there are 3 FPOs in Karnataka and 4 FPOs in Telangana. Currently we have reached 5000 farmers and directly benefited 3324 farmers from our FPO model. This has helped farmers to reduce input cost and get proper marketing linkages in selling their produce.
Collectivization of producers, especially small and marginal farmers, into producer organizations is emerging as one of the most effective pathways to address the many challenges of agriculture and most importantly, improved access to investments, technology intervention and markets.In future, the Farmer Producer Organizations will support the farmers in to increase the income by undertaking the below mentioned activities:
- Procurement of inputs Disseminating market information
- Dissemination of technology and innovations
- Facilitating finance for inputs
- Aggregation and storage of produce
- Primary processing like drying, cleaning and grading
- Brand building, Packaging, Labelling and Standardization
- Quality control
- Marketing to institutional buyers
- Participation in commodity exchanges
To fulfil our mission and to reach our ultimate vision we made sure that every programme that has been designed is bracing each other.
These programmes have led to storage of rainwater, access to training on scientific cultivation and a model that guides farmers to maximise their crop production & income. Now, with proper programme designs we are able to see tangible outcomes.
These programmes have together have led towards better water management, crop management, sustainable farming, increased income, and profitable farmer-market networking.
At Deshpande Foundation, we focus on holistic transformation of rural and semi-urban communities. Hence, we strive to create programmes that address socio-economic issues in a scalable and sustainable way, with execution excellence, economic viability and quality. Our programmes not only provide immediate support but also prepare beneficiaries to become entrepreneurial and economically contributing citizens of the country in the future.
Our direct and main beneficiaries are definitely farmers.
Our strength is the entire ecosystem which has been created via different programmes to bring together the best practices in water management, sustainable cropping, and soil analysis for transforming the agricultural face of India.
Another major strength is innovation and the creation of cost-efficient and demand-driven programmes.
Farmers who would like to get the benefits can reach the respective admin of cluster, they will connect directly to the concerned person. CSR-Project Incharge will be the concern