Strengthening farmer collectives: National level workshop on FPOs
About the workshop
This national workshop on "Strengthening farmer collectives" was organized by IRMA's incubator, ISEED in collaboration with APMAS, NAFPO and Green Colleges on 7th March 2019.
This workshop sought to:
Synthesize key stakeholders’ insights to suggest future directions for collaborative work nationally as well as regionally.
Collectively discuss the challenges faced by FPOs in terms of support, investments, and capacity building.
Discuss current institution-building attempts and the state of research on FPO.
Piloting facilitation methods for creating learning sessions for participants, mainly FPO BoDs and staff.
Under the Green Innovation Centre Programme and with SkillGreen, an incubation of WHH (Welthungerhilfe) and NSFI (National Skills Foundation of India), a trainers’ manual has been developed as per the ASCI (Agriculture Skill Council of India) framework. Facilitation methods for creating learning sessions for participants. This "Open-Source" and "Modular" manual was released at the conference.
Spread over a day and six sessions with over 15 different speakers, the national workshop saw a rich set of discussions on what was required to strengthen farmer collectives in terms of training, institution building, and policies. This section provides a glimpse into the speaker profiles and the ideas that they shared during the workshop.
FPO Manual and Review of Literature on FPOs
Prof. Shambu Prasad
Coordinator- 'Living Farm Incomes' project
Prof. Tushaar Shah
Former Director of IRMA
Strengthening collectives: Markets, Institutions and CBO perspective
Policy and Guidelines for FPOs 2.0 : Strengthening the FPO network and policy
Prof Shambu Prasad
"Farming Futures : An annotated bibliography on Farmer Producer Organisations in India"
-Co-Authored with Prof.Shambu