The president of Central Arecanut and Cocoa Marketing and advertising and Processing Cooperative (Campco) Ltd, SR Satishchandra, has requested the governing administration to apply the FPO (farmer producer organisation) model to up grade PACS (most important agricultural cooperative societies) in the country.

Speaking at the valedictory of an on the web schooling programme on ‘Enterprise diversification in coconut sector’, organised by the Kasaragod-dependent Central Plantation Crops Investigate Institute (CPCRI), he claimed that the Centre has taken initiatives to form all-around 10,000 FPOs in the country. Supported by Nabard, these FPOs will play a major job in the enhancement of the farming sector in the coming many years.

He claimed the country has all-around ninety three,000 PACS. Requesting the governing administration to extend all the advantages of FPOs to PACS also, Satishchandra claimed these PACS currently have institutions and infrastructure of their personal. The extension of advantages readily available to FPOs to PACS will aid pace up work in their presented places, he claimed.

Positive measures

The choices of the governing administration to introduce GST, set up e-NAM and deliver ordinances on reforms in the farming sector will aid farmers in a major way, he claimed. Some of these measures aid supply immediate website link among the growers and individuals, thus serving to the farmers to get most price for their deliver, he claimed.

Thanking the CPCRI for conducting on the web schooling programmes on coconut for farmers, he claimed these types of programmes really should also be conducted for other plantation crops these types of as arecanut and cocoa.

In the submit-Covid era, several youngsters are returning back from urban places to rural places to get up farming. They require specialized and other critical data similar to farming from professionals. In these types of a scenario, the agri institutes really should conduct these types of on the web schooling programmes on a regular foundation, he claimed.