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TCI FPO DIRECTORY

About the Database

The TCI Database for Indian Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) is an interactive data platform offering a wealth of comprehensive data on FPOs in India. It allows users to explore the FPO ecosystem in India, with the flexibility to take a wide view of FPOs across states or dig deep into the cropping, legal and basic financial information of individual FPOs. The database features an array of key performance indicators and metrics that enable users to analyze the performance and economic viability of FPOs. The database will also strive towards the formulation of a metrics-based evaluation framework for the assessment of FPO performance and their propensity for economic viability.

The database is part of the FPO pillar of TCI’s Center of Excellence, which functions as a knowledge partner and shared service platform for entities involved in the promotion of FPOs. The Center serves as a collaboration hub and repository of learnings and best practices to help improve FPO promotion in the Indian agricultural sector.

Why an FPO Database?

According to the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), more than 6,000 new FPOs—including producer companies—have been established in India over the last 10 years under a variety of central and state government initiatives. The Indian government additionally aims to promote and support 10,000 new FPOs in the next several years, which would help small, marginal, and landless farmers to enhance their incomes. A major chunk of this responsibility will be shouldered by NABARD and the Small Farmers’ Agri Business Consortium (SFAC).

Both NABARD and the SFAC maintain their own digital databases for the FPOs they promote. However, these are only partly available on their websites as public survey reports and use their own individual formats (codes). There are no centralized data repositories for all of the FPOs in the country.

The absence of a consolidated database and unified code has been a challenge continuously highlighted by development agencies and various other stakeholders engaged in designing and implementing FPO-targeted interventions. Hence, to support a congenial FPO ecosystem to address regulatory mechanisms or improve policy frameworks, there is a clear need for a unified platform for the collection, assessment, and dissemination of the FPO-promotion experience in India. TCI believes that reliable data is a must for policy design and implementation. Addressing the crucial gaps in our understanding of FPO promotion requires an open access code and a database of all the different types of FPOs in India.

The TCI Database for Indian FPOs is an attempt at aggregating data around different forms of FPOs and presenting a standardized distribution code for future data assimilation, assessment, and interpretation. In addition to basic information—such as name, location, promoting agency, major crops, and contacts—it will also function as a digital platform for accessing records on basic financials, shareholder structure, business activities, and overall growth indicators.

The database is part of the FPO pillar of TCI’s Center of Excellence, which functions as a knowledge partner and shared service platform for entities involved in the promotion of FPOs. The Center serves as a collaboration hub and repository of learnings and best practices to help improve FPO promotion in the Indian agricultural sector.

Predictive Analytics

Aggregated data repository for assessment, interpretation and predictive analytics (coming soon)

Comprehensive Data

Data gathered from authentic sources and updated regularly

Deep-dive Analytics

The metrics and filtering mechanisms help users perform detailed analyses

Information Comparison

Dashboard-style database allows a 360-degree, comparative view of FPOs across India

Who Benefits?

FPO-promoting agencies like SFAC, NABARD, & state agents

Farmers and FPOs

Businesses and entrepreneurs

Policy makers at the national, regional, and global levels

Policy analysts in government institutions

Researchers, academicians, and students

Development practitioners and non-governmental organizations

Civil society

The Team

Prabhu Pingali
Prabhu Pingali -  TCI profile
Mathew Abraham
Mathew Abraham -  TCI profile
Tanuj Chawla
Tanuj Chawla - TCI profile
Naveen Sridhar Kottayil
Naveen Sridhar Kottayil - TCI profile
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