Q. Consider the following activities:
1.Supply of seeds and fertilizers
2.Direct marketing of agricultural produce
3.Providing legal advice to farmers
4.Offering financial and technical training
Which of the above activities are associated with Farmers’ Producer Organization (FPO)?

[A] 1, 2 and 3 only

[B] 1, 3 and 4 only

[C] 1, 2 and 4 only

[D] 1 and 4 only

Answer: C

Explanation – Farmers’ Producer Organizations facilitate farmers with access to improved technology, credit, better input and more markets to incentivise them to produce better quality commodities. These are legal entities formed by primary agricultural producers, mainly small and marginal farmers. An FPO is a type of Producer Organization where the members are farmers. It can be registered as a producer company, cooperative society, or any other legal form that allows profit-sharing among members. The key idea is to aggregate farmers to achieve economies of scale and enhance bargaining power. Of the activities mentioned above, providing legal advice to farmers is not an activity carried out by FPOs.

Source: AIR