Jun , 2021, Volume : 2 Article : 12
Farmer Producer Organizations: A Boon for Hill Farmers
Author : Gaurav Papnai, Pankaj Nautiyal, Renu Jethi, Neeraj Joshi and Varun Supyal
Farming in hills is very difficult due to various reasons viz. small landholdings, lack of input availability, low productivity and production, shortage of labor, lack of post-harvest management, pitiable marketing linkages, and networks as well as lack of entrepreneurship skills. These problems become more promising due to the practice of one-man farming, lack of support, and difficult geographical conditions which hinders the profitability of their venture. The formation of farmers’ producer organizations can institutionalize those farmers to get benefit of group farming and get rid of their day-to-day problems related to farming. FPO has the capacity to generate a sense of social as well as financial security amongst the hill farmers.
Keywords: Farmers’ producer organization (FPO), Group Farming, Hills, Market, Producer
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