National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd.(NAFED) has been taking various initiatives to support Cooperative Societies (CS), Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs), and Framer Producer Companies (FPCs) for marketing agricultural produce on the output side as well as the supply of inputs viz. Seeds, fertilizers, equipment, etc. under various schemes initiated by the Government of India, State Governments and NAFED. NAFED has a turnover of INR 15,000 crores in the FY 2019-20. NAFED has worked extensively with Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) like MAHAFPC, KFMS, etc. and successfully did business amounting to approximately 1000 crores. NAFED has been appointed as the 4th National Implementing Agency other than SFAC, NABARD, and NCDC for the creation of 10,000 FPOs by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers’ Welfare (DAC&FW). NAFED has recently taken over the national level Federation of Indian FPOs and Aggregators (FIFA) with the aim to support the Cooperative Societies and FPCs by linking them to markets for their Agriculture Produce as well as supply of agriculture inputs.
Federation of Indian FPOs and Aggregators (FIFA) is a national level association of more than 100 producer organizations. FIFA primarily works towards sustainability of its member organizations through market linkage and logistical support. FIFA is registered under section 8 of Companies Act, 2013 and is having its Head Quarter at New Delhi. FIFA operates in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan and Telangana.
There are more than 100,000 farmers associated with FIFA through its member FPOs. Prime function of FIFA is to help increasing income of these farmers through integration of its member producer organizations into value chain system.
FIFA is currently involved in aggregation and wholesale trading of perishables (Fruits & Vegetables) and non-perishables (Pulses, Cereals and Spices) through its member FPOs. In 2016-17, one of its member organizations (Karnataka Farmers Maha Society) supplied 246,570 quintals of red gram valued INR 124.52 Crore to National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited (NAFED). FIFA also extends logistical support to its member organizations for retailing their produce. FIFA also assist its member organizations in setting up of farm-mechanization centres. At present, 18 such Custom Hiring Service Centres (CHSCs) are functional in Rajasthan and Karnataka, which are being operated by its member FPOs in the respective regions. Small farmers can borrow agricultural implements from these CHSCs on custom hiring basis at affordable prices.
Appropriate Sale avenues for FPOs / Aggregators produce .....locally as well as at major locations/ urban centres
Develop linkages in Organised Retail Sector
Develop linkages in Organised Retail Sector, HORECA , Various Groups in major urban markets viz . Army Canteen / Residential Campuses , RWAs , Large Office Canteens etc .
Logistic arrangements - connecting rural production hubs with Urban Markets ( by road- refrigerated/ non refrigerated trucks / small vehicles , rail and air
Warehouse arrangements - both dry as well as cold storage
Infrastructure to sort -grade and packing - in and around market place as per need
Branding & marketing
Branding and marketing activities pertaining to the FPOs/ Federations/ Aggregators / produce
Registration on FIFA online market platform
Suggestions regarding new crop/plantation in line with prevailing demand in urban markets
Networking opportunities amongst FPOs and Federations
Resolving any other related issues with the help of concerned professional to the extent possible
Federation of Indian FPOs & Aggregators
Payment Details for Membership Fees of Rs 2000 (Life Time) + Rs 1000 (Annual) in favour of Federation of Indian FPOS and Aggregators
Membership Benefits to FPOs
Registered members shall be provided with the following services at very reasonable prices.
|1||Market Linkages with Agri-produce Buyers*|
|2||Display of Company Profile (Cooperatives/FPOs/FPO Federation) on the Membership Section of FIFA’s website*|
|3||Registration on Buyer-Seller Platform called NAFED e-Kisan Mandi (NeKM)*|
|4||Awareness Programs, Logistic Support, Warehouse Support / Storage Support including pre-cooling and cold storage facilities under Operations Green**|
|5||Networking opportunity amongst Cooperatives/FPOs/FPO Federations, Institutional buyers for agri-produce, agri-input suppliers, Warehouses at the farm-gate level (Micro-warehouses)**|
|6||Training & Capacity Building of BoDs of Cooperatives/FPOs for Post-harvest management and Marketing**|
|7||Assistance in creating Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) and Business Plans**|
|8||Preferential access for Cooperatives’/FPO branded products to NAFED’s physical and online distribution network**|
|9||Preferential dealership of NAFED’s Branded Products**|
|10||Dispute resolutions among the members**|
|11||Promotion of Custom Hiring Centres (CHCs)**|
|12||Support by FIFA in agri-mechanization and purchase of common-pool resources**|
|13||Facilitation in arrangement of good quality Agri-inputs at reasonable prices**|
|14||Assistance in the documentation for accessing various Government schemes and benefits in partnership with other service providers (Detailed booklet of schemes will be shared along with membership kit)***|