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Community Enterprises

Farmer Producer Organizations

Given the agricultural knowledge and experience that women members of SHGs possess, skilling them in Natural Farming and further organizing them under Farmers Producer Organizations seems a logical entrepreneurial step for small and marginal farming families that have been engaged in microfinance and social activities for more than a decade.
Shramik Bharti through Women Self Help Groups and its Federations has engaged interested women members of SHGs in Natural Farming activitiesin Kanpur Nagar, Kanpur Dehat, Chandauli & Fatehpur districts of Uttar Pradesh.
Further, between the Years 2016 to 2020, these women SHGs have formed 4 Farmer Producer Organizations namely Ekta Nature Farming Producer Company Limited(Kanpur Nagar), Chetna Nature Farming Producer Company Limited (Kanpur Dehat), Srishti Nature Farming Producer Company Limited (Fatehpur) & Shramik Mahila Nature Farming Producer Company Limited ( Chandauli). These Companies are contributing towards enhanced produce holding capacity and collective bargaining power of small farmers. Collective ownership adds to the greater sustainability of the Farmer Producer Organizations.

The companies have facilitated the process of NPOP (organic certification) of farm produce and 480 farmers have received NPOP certification in Uttar Pradesh.
With the support of NABARD, 8 FPOs, having representation of both woman & man farmers are also formed and getting handholding support in Uttar Pradesh.