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Formation of Gujarat Rajya Krushak Manch (GRKM)


Considering the merits of taking collective actions in agri-business, knowledge and information sharing, policy reforms and for capacity building resulting in developing stronger FPOs, a state level forum was proposed to be formed. After initial consultation with FPOs, NGOs, experts and other stakeholders from Gujarat, this state level forum of FPOs was formed on 27th November 2012. This forum is now known as Gujarat Rajya Krushak Manch (GRKM). Mission and objectives of GRKM is as given below..

Mission


Gujarat Rajya Krushak Manch's (GRKM) mission is to advance the business and policy interests of Gujarat's Farmers Producer Organizations (FPOs).

Objectives of State Level Forum of FPOs

  • To identify the needs of FPOs for input supply and various value added services and to find solutions for meeting these requirements.
  • To bring on one platform FPOs from all regions of Gujarat and related institutions, such as banks, NGOs, KVK experts etc. for developing a state specific agenda of action.
  • To leverage the collective bargaining power of FPO members of the network with input suppliers, financial institutions, market agents etc.
  • To create linkages with service providers, financial institutions, input suppliers, government agencies etc. to add value to the activities of FPOs in the network.
  • To identify policy and procedural issues impacting the functioning of FPOs and dialogue with local, state and national level authorities for the satisfactory resolution of these issues.