Collaboration and Partnerships
VKCOE seeks to extend its outreach by working with other like-midedorganisations to enhance ongoing work on producer collectives. A few of these are listed below.
- VKCOE and FICCI’s agriculture division partnered to have a Round Table Discussion on “Policy Support for Farmer Producer Organisations” on October 31st. The event had senior officials from SFAC, Min of Agriculture apart from promoting organsiations, NABARD, NABKISAN, Samunnati and representatives of the National Association for Farmer Producer Organisations (NAFPO) and a few corporations. In preparation to this a nationwide survey on policy options was carried out by VKCOE and the results presented as part of the discussions.
- VKCOE is currently undertaking a new project on a literature review of FPOs with Vrutti Resource Centre and funded by the International Impact Initiative on Evaluation (or 3IE).
- vkcoe is in touch with ICA-AP regional office on possible collaborations that has included a few visits to ICA office and ongoing dialogues on ways forward. This includes participation on discussions on autonomy in cooperatives at a workshop in September 2017
- IRMA was a knowledge partner for the 2016 Livelihoods Asia Conference on Dec 7-8th2016 organised by Access Development Services.A panel on "Rethinking Cooperation" was curated by VKCOE with T Nandakumar,BaluIyer,SmitaPremchander,Arindom Gupta and Pravesh Sharma as speakers and C Shambu Prasad as the moderator. The Centre also facilitated the shortlisting and announcement of the winners of the SitaramaRao Case Study competition. The videos of the session are available at VKCOE's Facebook Page here