Reimagining Producer Organisations in India
This book studies the management challenges and possibilities in sustaining farmer producer organisations (FPOs). It goes beyond the conventional metrics of cost-benefit analysis by drawing on 15 case studies of diverse FPOs spread across India to fill a significant knowledge-practice gap in the domain of producer collectives. The book explores issues of ownership and governance, studies the empirical basis for policy decisions on FPOs, and provides actionable insights and knowledge, keeping in mind the complexity of the institutional design of an FPO. It also discusses the envisioned role of civil society organisations in supporting FPOs and looks at the kind of institutional innovations that are needed to create a cohesive ecosystem for FPOs.
A unique collaborative project jointly authored by academics and development practitioners, the book will be of use to students and researchers of agricultural economics, environment and business, agricultural development, environmental economics, rural studies, entrepreneurship, and South Asian studies. It will also be of interest to development professionals, civil society organisations, and policymakers.
Workshops and Book Launches
Case discussions with authors and editors
FRAMING FPO FUTURES | Shilpa Vasavada & Naveen Patidar | With Prof C Shambu Prasad & Deborah Dutta
Framing FPO Futures | Balakrishnan S, Parthasarathy T & Pallavi GL | C Shambu Prasad & Deborah Dutta
Framing FPO Futures | Anita Paul & Vaibhav Bhamoriya | Ajit Kanitkar & C Shambu Prasad
FRAMING FPO FUTURES - Mahanadi FPC | Niraj Joshi & Nikhila Shastry | Ajit Kanitkar & Abhishek Saxena
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
Abhishek Saxena is a doctoral (fellow programme) scholar at the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA). His work involves looking at governance and management of producer organisations through the lens of stakeholder theory. He has disseminated his research regularly at several conferences and through popular media such as blogs. His wider interest lies in social entrepreneurship; grassroots innovations in agriculture; health and education domains; collective action; governance of people’s institutions; diversity in research communication; and anthropological and participatory action research in health, food, and education.