The Tata-Cornell Institute’s FPO Hub aims to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers by supporting the effective promotion of farmer producer organizations that enable farmers to reduce costs and increase market access.

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New hub promotes farmer producer organizations in India

A new resource at the Tata-Cornell Institute (TCI) for Agriculture and Nutrition’s Center of Excellence in New Delhi will help empower India’s 125 million smallholder farms to take advantage of growing opportunities in the agricultural sector.

Called the Farmer Producer Organization Hub, it features a first-of-its-kind database of Indian FPOs. Supported by a $1 million grant from the Walmart Foundation, the Hub will serve as a repository of lessons, information and knowledge for the advancement of the more than 4,400 FPOs in India.

On their own, small farms are disadvantaged when it comes to accessing markets, credit and agricultural resources. Through FPOs, farmers work collectively to reduce costs and improve market access, helping to drive higher agricultural productivity, enhanced food security and livelihood development.

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