Access to Credit: Financing Options for Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs)


FWWB and SFAC organized a Round  Table Discussion (RTD) forum on July 31st, 2012. I had the opportunity to attend the RTD and talk about the possibilities of enabling innovative market based financing solutions for Producer Organisations. Needless to say, it was one of those rare gatherings with everybody from policymakers to practitioners being present in the same room. The RTD was very well represented by Academia, FPO promoting organisations, Financial Insitutions, Donor Organisations and others.

The minutes of the meeting can be found here. (RT- Delhi – July 31 2012)

The organisers:

Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium (SFAC) was set up in 1994 by the Governement of India. SFAC has emerged as a Developmental Institution with its core aims and objectives focused on increased production and productivity, value addition, provision of efficient linkages between producers and consumers. SFAC deals with agriculture in its wider connotation, including fisheries and horticulture.

Friends of Women World Banking (FWWB): In 1982, promoted by SEWA, Friends of Women’s World Banking, India (FWWB-I) was created as one of the first few affiliates of Women’s World Banking.

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