MANAVLOK’s FPC Support Center :

MANAVLOK’s FPC Support Center :

At present, there are more than 9,000 FPCs in India which are largely promoted by NABARD, SFAC, and various state governments. The Government of India in its 2019 budget has announced the promotion of additional 10,000 new FPCs in the next 5 years. These 18,000 FPCs are expected to work directly with about 18 million small and marginal farmer households (indirectly touching 40 million lives). With farmers new to self-management, marketing, and next stage value-addition roles as `beyond-producer-managers’, their leadership (Board of Directors and CEOs and staff) of about 150,000 people require attention from all the stakeholders. MANAVLOK is supporting over 20 newly formed as well as existing FPCs in their value chains. Various studies undertaken by different agencies have revealed that FPCs have shown positive results in terms of increased net income of farmers, informed decision making, improved access to inputs and agro-services, institutional credit, marketing facilities, and enhanced efficiency in the farming operations.