Farmers Producers Organization (FPO)

 

            Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) has promoted total five Farmers Producers Organization (FPO). Initially KVK has made an attempt to form total 182 farmers groups based on different commodities.  The commodities like vegetables and fruits have considered.

            Farmers Producers Organization is becoming popular concept in the field of agriculture among farming community because of its importance.  However for formation of Farmers Producers Organization minimum 15-20 groups are required in which each group should have 20 members and they should be grower of particular commodity.  Presently five Farmers Producers Organization started primary working in the tehsils like Newasa, Shrirampur, Rahata, Sangamner and Kopargaon from Ahmednagar district. The details as follows:

 

Taluka

Village

Commodity

Produce

Rahata

Rahata

Guava

Fruit

Sangamner

Pimpri Lauki

Lime/ Redgram

Fruit/Green pod

Newasa

Kukana

Banana

Fruit

Kopargaon

Dahegaon Bolka

Maize

Grain

Shrirampur

Taklibhan

Soybean

Grain

 

            The procedure of formation of FPO is initially form a general body which will perform overall functions of the organizations.  Giving name to the organization, opening the bank account in any bank existed in the operational area in the name of the organization are the primary work.  

            The functions of FPO are

 

  1. Improve the yield and quality of the commodities
  2. Aggregate the agricultural produce
  3. Sale the produce collectively
  4. To create basic infrastructure for the members like common service center, godown, pack house, storage structure and other facilities.

 

            First Farmers Producer Organization, i.e. Adarsh FPO is established at Pimpri Lauki village of Sangamner tehsils.  Organization has opened business office, started supplying information to the members.  Total 320 farmers are involved in this FPO.  The selected members undergone training on production technology, processing and marketing.  The trained farmers imparting knowledge and skill among the other farmers on various technologies.      Besides lime based activities producers organization also working for Redgram production.  Each member cultivate redgram on minimum one to two acres area.  Redgram is being cultivated especially for green pod. The marketing of green pod is mainly carrying out in Gujarat.  The earning through sale of green pod ranges between 30 to 45 thousand per acre.  To improve production and marketing FPO started giving support to members like supply of inputs, marketing and providing information on various technologies.