Farmer Producer Organisations in Maharashtra: Prospects and Challenges

Bagde Rajratna Rashtrapal

Institute of Agri Business Management, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India.

Aditi Mathur

Institute of Agri Business Management, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India.

Anubhav Beniwal *

Institute of Agri Business Management, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


The aim of Farmer Producer Organisations is to ensure better income for the producers through an organization of their own. This study has included Ahmednagar, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, and Pune districts of the state of Maharashtra, India because of their highest frequency of FPOs.  It was found that the majority of the FPOs selected were engaged in the production and marketing of the crops and the maximum share of the FPOs was promoted by NABARD, World Bank scheme. The majority of FPOs members were in the range of 101-500, while the majority of FPOs were established between 7-8 years. Inadequate contribution by the members exists because of the poor economy and inadequate finance, lack of transport, distance of the market, storage facility, and lack of access to office buildings.

Keywords: Farmer producer organisation, challenges, schemes, Maharashtra, benefits

How to Cite

Rashtrapal, Bagde Rajratna, Aditi Mathur, and Anubhav Beniwal. 2022. “Farmer Producer Organisations in Maharashtra: Prospects and Challenges”. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology 40 (11):203-18.


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