About The Event
The State Level Buyer Seller Meet is an opportunity for Farmers Producer Organisations (FPOs) as sellers and potential buyers as counterpart stakeholders to interact in a common platform prior to entering into formal buying selling agreements. This event will enhance levels of interaction and market connectivity of FPOs with: large National and Global retailers and brands; Secondary MSME and large processors within and outside Maharashtra; start-ups in Maharashtra; exporters and bulk buyers.
Maharashtra has largest number of Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) registered and operating within the state. More than 900 FPOs are actively engaged in enhancing value accruals to its member base of over 4 Lakhs farmers. FPOs are engaged in mainly collectively marketing of agri- produce , facilitation of inputs and operating farmer common service centres for primary processing of their produce.
FPOs undertake various business activities like primary processing of commodities through their Farmer’s Common Service Center, Input Supply, Custom Hiring of Farm Equipment and Collective Marketing of agriculture produce.
FPOs are working in Grains & Cereals and Fruits & Vegetables segment based on the area they represent. Majority of the FPOs in the Grains and Cereals are producing Soybean, Pulses, Jowar, Bajra, Maize Paddy and Wheat while FPOs in the Fruits and Vegetables segments are focussed on crops like Pomegranate, Oranges, Sweet Lime, Mango, Strawberry, Onions, Potato, Tomato etc. FPOs intends to market their agri produce after primary processing activities like cleaning and grading and packaging to various buyers such as Processors, Exporters, Millers etc
FPOs are acting as an alternate market channel for farmers facilitating buyer-seller interaction. Thus enhancing market connectivity of FPOs with: large National and Global Retailers and brands; Secondary MSME and Large Processors within and outside Maharashtra; start-ups in Maharashtra; Exporters and Bulk buyers is utmost important.
State Government of Maharashtra understands the necessity to provide options of market linkages in order to enhance the sustainability of these alternate market channels for the farmers.
Thus to facilitate linkages between the Farmers and Industry, Government of Maharashtra through its Department of Cooperation Marketing and Textiles is organising a State Level Conference and Buyer Seller Meet who’s dates would be announce shortly .
Buyer Seller Meet will be an opportunity for these FPOs as sellers and potential Industry buyers as counterpart stakeholders to interact in a common platform prior to entering into formal buying selling agreements.
Who Should Attend?
- Agribusiness and Food Processing Companies having raw material procurement interest in Maharashtra
- Dall & Rice Millers ,
- Solvent Plant Extraction Units
- E-commerce Companies in Agribusiness
- Input Suppliers
- Industry Associations