Conference report: Farmers as Owners

Jul 26, 2013 07:25 PM Read the complete details and the discussions that happened at the conference titled, 'Partnering for Rural Prosperity: Farmers as Owners' in New Delhi.

Case Study: Apple Farming Project

Jun 06, 2013 11:40 AM The case study on the Apple Farming Project shows how an innovative social enterprise model could be an effective tool for securing livelihoods of apple farmers in the north Indian states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.

Fostering farmer's organisations with business rigour

May 16, 2013 04:26 PM In this concept paper L.P. Semwal, Chairman of Shri Jagdamba Samiti, and Edwin Willemsen, Fresh Food Technology, talk about a new approach is to create a profitable partnership between investors and farmer groups, by setting up joint agro-processing enterprises, based on solid feasibility studies and business plans.

Partnering for Rural Prosperity

May 15, 2013 06:45 PM Laxmi Prakash Semwal, Chairman of Shri Jagdamba Samiti (SJS), a Rishikesh-based NGO talks about farmer-led companies which he has been setting up in the Himalayan region in partnership with financial institutions, technology-providers and importantly, small farmers. He writes a concept note in which he talks about how such an entity functions and how it delivers results and profits to the apple-growing farmers in the states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.

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India’s Minister for Water Resources, Harish Rawat, lauds the innovative apple project of Uttarakhand, a model that has freed small apple farmers from the clutches of middlemen besides introducing business acumen in them.
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