Moving Farmer Producer Organizations towards Sustainability

Farmer producer organizations (FPOs) exist to provide smallholder farmers better access to new agricultural technologies and well-coordinated value chains. Although FPOs are widespread in India, many depend on government and NGO support and find it difficult to continue operations when these entities withdraw. In Orissa, TechnoServe is working to strengthen three farmer cooperatives, developing comprehensive business plans and growth opportunities to ensure their sustainability.