Farmer Producer Organisations

Farmer producer organisations (FPOs) are being set up in India and elsewhere to assist small producers through improved economies of scale on both inputs and outputs, enhancing their bargaining power with market actors. Most FPOs are relatively new with varying strengths and weaknesses on several aspects which determine their business performance

For FPOs and their supporters looking to strengthen  business performance, the assessment covers:

  • governance
  • management
  • operational systems
  • demand-supply status and potential of value chains they operate in
  • financial reporting and performance
  • gap analysis

The assessment provides a basis for:

  • the FPO – and any supporting development agency – to plan for institutional and business improvements
  • commercial banks to make lending decisions to an FPO.

Contact our CEO Livelihoods Ashok Kumar, ashokkumar@edarural.com for more information.