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Tag: FPOs

A full circle – unfinished agenda of institutional reforms in Indian agriculture

Small and marginal producers make up 85% of India’s agricultural sector. Among the major challenges they face are disadvantages with relation to accessing inputs, credit and markets resulting from poor bargaining power and scale.  Institutions such as cooperatives, local governing…

TCI Op-Ed Stresses Importance of Farmer Producer Organizations

Strong farmer producer organizations (FPOs) are necessary if India’s small farmers are to take full advantage of a new set of laws liberalizing the country’s agricultural markets, say Tata-Cornell Institute (TCI) Director Prabhu Pingali and Assistant Director Mathew Abraham. In…