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Farming Futures, Reimagining Producer Organisations in India, edited by C. Shambu Prasad, Ajit Kanitkar, and Deborah Dutta

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
Table Of Contents
List of Figures List of Tables List of Contributors Foreword Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations 1 Producer organisations as 21st-century farmer institutionsC. SHAMBU PRASAD, AJIT KANITKAR, AND DEBORAH DUTTA 2 Dynamics of incubating a multi-community, multi-commodity, multi-location FPO: the case of Krushidhan Producer Company in Gujarat ASTAD PASTAKIA AND SACHIN OZA 3 Jeevika Women Agri Producer Company Limited: the timid rise of an all-women state-promoted FPC in an "aspirational" district of Bihar SUDHA NARAYANAN, MILEE PARMAR, AND RITESH PANDEY 4 Leveraging institutional arrangements in accessing markets: the case of Bhangar Vegetable Producer Company Ltd DEBORAH DUTTA AND SUDIPTO SAHA 5 Connecting tribal women to markets through promotion of sustainable agriculture: the case of Ram Rahim Pragati Producer Company Ltd ABHISHEK SAXENA, RAJAT TOMAR, AND ANIMESH MONDAL 6 Sustaining value chains of non-timber forest produce: the Mahanadi Producer Company in Chhattisgarh NIRAJ U. JOSHI AND NIKHILA SHASTRY 7 Markets that empower women farmers' collectivesVAIBHAV BHAMORIYA AND ANITA PAUL 8 Krishi Bagwani Swawlambi Sahakari Samiti Limited: adaptive management and convergence in an all-women tribal collective GAUTAM PRATEEK, PRANAMESH KAR, AND DEBANJAN GHATAK 9 Is the Amul model possible in pulses? The case of Hasnabad Farmers Services Producer Company Limited AJIT KANITKAR AND C. SHAMBU PRASAD 10 Traditional tribal goat-rearer women taking the FPC way: the case of Pandhana PashuPalak Producer Company Limited, Madhya Pradesh SHILPA VASAVADA AND NAVEEN PATIDAR 11 Market-first approach of a community institution: the case of Kazhani Farmer Producer Company in Tamil Nadu PARTHASARATHY T., PALLAVI G. L., AND BALAKRISHNAN S.12 Bridging smallholder fruit farmers and consumers: the case of Navyug Kisan Producer Company Ltd GOURI KRISHNA AND RAJESH VERMA 13 Sustaining livelihoods and securing sovereignty: tracing the journey of Desi Seed Producer Company Limited, Mysore, Karnataka TARA NAIR AND HAREESH BELAWADI 14 Federating for rapid (maha) growth: the MAHA Farmers Producer Company in Maharashtra AJIT KANITKAR 15 Seeding an FPO movement: the Madhya Bharat Consortium in Central India C. SHAMBU PRASAD AND ABHISHEK SAXENA 16 From civil society origins to an independent marketing federation of farmer producer organisations: the case of Gujpro Agri-business Consortium SACHIN OZA AND ABHISHEK SAXENA 17 Reimagining producer organisations in India C. SHAMBU PRASAD, AJIT KANITKAR, AND DEBORAH DUTTA Index
Literary Form
non fiction
First edition.
Includes index
Physical Description
1 online resource (334 pages)
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