hired by the PIU-MSAMB will study the production of agricultural commodities i.e. food grains and fruit and vegetables within the district.
- On the basis of the potential of each district, the SP will mobilize the farmers into Producer Group (PGs), which will be federated into Producer Association (PAs) for foodgrains/fruit and vegetables.
- The SP can also consider the existing and functioning farmers group as PGs for the purpose of federation into PAs.
- The PAs could be formed in two ways
- the existing farmer group or the newly mobilized group come together and federate into a PA.
- Individual farmers come tougher and aggregate to from a PA.
- In either case the farmer willing to federate /aggregate themselves into PAs should:
- belong to a certain category i.e. the farmers should be food grain producer for FCSC (grains) or fruit and vegetable producer for FCSC (F&V).
- participate in the functioning of the FCSC.
- participate in the regular meetings of the PGs/PAs.
- agree to contribute their share in the setting up of FCSC.
- The PAs are registered as a legal entity and open their bank account.
- The PAs will procure a minimum of 0.25 acre land either by purchase, lease or by way of gift deed.
- The SP will hold consultation with the member of PA and will prepare a business plan (BP) of the FCSC.
- The BP of the FCSC will be submitted to the zonal office of the Agri. Business Promotion Facility (ABPF).
Management and Ownership of FCSC
- The FCSCs are owned and managed by the Producer Association (PA).
- The governance structure of the FCSC has representatives of PGs/farmer members of PA.
- The FCSC has its own byelaws for smooth functioning.
- The FCSC will recruit a manger who could be a local to mange the affairs of FCSC.
- FCSC will have regular review of PGs, PAs and FCSCs functioning.
- A conflict resolution