Duration: 01/Apr/2015 - 31/Mar/2018
Locations: Asia / India / Andhra Pradesh / Telangana
Project contact: Dr Kiran K Sharma (K.SHARMA@CGIAR.ORG)
Donor: National Agricultural Research Systems/Institutes
To help and support smallholder farmers through multiple interventions, the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) proposes to establish Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) in the state of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. ICRISAT will be the Resource Institution (RI) for promoting FPOs. ICRISAT primarily aims at establishing 10 FPOâ€™s each in the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh under this project. To improve the performance and success of existing FPOs, ICRISAT also aims at conducting 35 Capacity Building programs for managers/CEOs of existing FPOs through training programs, seminars and exposure visits.