Majority farmers in our country are Small and marginal constituting around 86% of the total land holding. Some of the key concerns relating to small farm holders include inadequate farming and extension services and low level of technology adoption, lack of capital and poor business skills and low income due to poor infrastructure and low market efficiency. In this context, a sustainable solution lies in collectivization of agricultural produce and value addition/ marketing by achieving the economy of scale and creating commodity-specific agri-value chains with participation of more numbers of primary producers coming together to deal with other stakeholders on equitable terms.
Published by Sunil Khairnar
I have been working in the agribusiness, commodities and development sector in India for more than 27 years. I have a B. Tech in Agriculture Engineering and a Management Post Graduation from IIM Ahmedabad.View all posts by Sunil Khairnar →