Farmer Producer Organizations

Helps farmers to get proper marketing linkages in order to sell their produce.

Our Vision

To support the farmers to increase their income through various activities like Procurement of inputs, Quality control, etc.

Our Mission

To help farmers to reduce input cost and get proper marketing linkages in selling 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


1. How is this program interlinked and helps each other sub programs BCI, FP and FPOs?

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.

2. Why the program?
3. Who are the beneficiaries?
4. Our strength?
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