The CBBOs help in registration and training of FPOs, appointment of professional expertise, assist in regular interface with stakeholders, assist in facilitating traceability and provide market-linkage for products both local and global.
Small Farmer Agri-business Consortium (SFAC) has designed a three tier structure to promote the Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs). The structure will have cluster-based business organisations (CBBOs), which will play the function of resource institutes (RIs) on the ground-level. CBBOs also work with the state governments to ensure that FPOs get all the benefits that are accorded to cooperatives.
Ensuring Better Incomes
Small farmers/producers do not have the volume individually (both inputs and produce) to get the benefit of economies of scale. Besides, in agricultural marketing, there is a long chain of intermediaries who very often work non-transparently leading to the situation where the producer receives only a small part of the value that the ultimate consumer pays. Through aggregation, the primary producers can avail the benefit of economies of scale.
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