Agri Divison

Promotion of Farmer Producer Companies

Under the Agri Division, which is the major division among them, AHIMSA registers individual farmers in the villages and maintains a data base of about 7.5 lakh members from farmer families across the state comprising of farmers, women SHG members and educated youth. AHIMSA organizes farmers into village level Farmers Clubs and providing the farmers with technical guidance and arranging for inputs in a small way and procures the farm produce at village level and aggregates it and sell in bulk to traders who are registered with them. The Farmers Clubs are consolidated into Farmers Producers Companies at the rate of 50 Farmers Clubs in a contiguous area to ensure that there atleast 1000 farmer share holder members for each Farmers Producer Company. AHIMSA has so far been able to organise 7 FPCs in the state and three more are in the pipeline and one more in Karnataka, AP and Uttarkhand state. AHIMSA also organizes the women in the rural areas into Self Help Groups and many of them help the procurement centers in receiving the produce, weighing them, sorting them and packing them for delivery. AHIMSA also undertakes skill development training and guidance for village youth to make them small entrepreneurs in the villages. Under this Division AHIMSA helps farmers with sericulture, dairy, goat farming, poultry, apiary and crop husbandary.

Keeping in tune with the policy of encouraf\ging formation of Farmes Producer Companies by the Government of Inda and NABARD who has identified the scheme called “Farmer Producer Organizations” to mobilize farmers and build their capacity to collectively average their production and marketing strength, AHIMSA has mobilized farmer members of Farmers Clubs, women self help groups and youth club to form Farmer Producer Organizations (FPO) and registered under the special provisions of Companies Act, 1956 as per Government rules. Through this scheme they can get improved access to investment, advanced technology, inputs and markets and also to build prosperous and sustainable agriculture and getting enhanced productivity. We can arrange to get them loans and subsides. We can assist them in establishing Agro industries to process their agricultural produces and to manufacture value-added products which can be marketed by developing chain –link marketing centers.

Taking into consideration the welfare of the farmer producers and consumers, AHIMSA had made arrangements to start FPOs in Madurai, Trichy and Tiruvallur, districts and registered. Further AHIMSA has extended the scheme to Kanchipuram, Virudhunagar , Tirunelvelli and Karur Districts during 2016. At present AHIMSA further extended the projects widely over some other states of our country also. . AHIMSA has so far been able to organise 7 FPCs in Tamil Nadu and three more are in the pipeline and one more in Karnataka, AP and Uttarkhand state. AHIMSA also organizes the women in the rural areas into Self Help Groups and many of them help the procurement centers in receiving the produce, weighing them, sorting them and packing them for delivery. AHIMSA also undertakes skill development training and guidance for village youth to make them small entrepreneurs in the villages. Under this Division AHIMSA helps farmers with sericulture, dairy, goat farming, poultry, apiary and crop husbandary.

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