The collective procurement and marketing of agriculture, horticulture
and Non Timber Forest Produce (NTFP) by establishing Procurement Centers
through VOs of IKP is being promoted in the project mainly to eliminate
unfair trade practices, to enhance the incomes, to provide remunerative
prices and to increase bargaining power of small and marginal farmers,
and also to generate profits for the community organizations through
creating a win-win situation among all the stake holders.
To enable the rural poor to obtain the best price for their forest
produce and Agricultural Commodities.
To minimize the cost of inputs to the rural poor farmers.
To create Marketing facility at their door steps.
To provide assistance and build awareness to CBOs (VO/MS) to develop
micro enterprises by adding value and trading to agriculture,
horticulture and NTFP commodities.
To provide training, information on markets and facilitating links
to the private sector.
Table showing the year wise marketing interventions of VOs since
inception are detailed below.