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Case Study of Farmer Producer Organization in Maharashtra in the Era of Globalization
The researcher has adopted free trade policies since 1991, small and marginal farmers' livelihoods are endangered due to the liberalization, privatization and globalization policies, but many chances are made for private capital in the agriculture sector. Farmers' Producer Organizations and Producers' Companies can facilitate these small and marginal farmers to take part in emerging high-value markets, such as a modern retail sector in India and the export market. With the changes in the organization of marketing channels, new challenges for small and marginal farmers have been created. In this environment of greater instability and competition, collective activity can serve to enhance farmers' competitiveness and increase their advantage in emerging market opportunities. On the base of a case study of a specific farmer's producer organization and their producer company in Maharashtra, which develops and markets vegetables, work has been conducted to discuss the possible benefits of FPO's for rural residential districts and its authorization of small and marginal farmers.
Agro Food Network, FPOs, Globalization, Small & Marginal Farmers, Value Chain.
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