We help farmers find a voice, support, affordable inputs and a stronger capacity for collective bargaining via the formation of Farmer Producer Groups — supporting increased productivity and profitability of all members.
Facilitate Formation of FPO -
ACF acts as a catalyst and support in organising farmers and establishing their own Farmer Producer Organisation. We aim to cumulatively facilitate formation of 20 such FPOs by 2018.
Strengthening FPOs in Governance -
Whilst FPOs are managed by farmers themselves, ACF plays a critical role in supporting the Governance of these organisations to ensure their long — term sustainability.
Joint Bulk Procurement -
ACF helps FPOs in the joint bulk procurement of a variety of inputs for farms, including fertilisers, and organic insecticides.
Facilitate Market Linkages -
ACF helps facilitate market linkages so that FPOs can cut out middlemen and generate better profits for their members. In 2017 and 2018, our FPOs aim to supply 75000 MT and 80000 MT of biomass respectively, to ACL.
Aquaculture, West Bengal
See how the work of Ambuja Cement Foundation is bringing famers together in West Bengal to enhance the profitability of Aquaculture as their primary source of income.
Farmers Unite for Profit
Gangaram Jat is one of the 1150 farmers in Rabriyawas whose livelihood has skyrocketed since joining the Balaji Farmer Producer Company. Gangaram was introduced to the concept of 'farmer learner groups' by ACF in 2011 when he and 11 other farmers, joined in the formation of a small, local farmers’ club. At regular group meetings he learnt about, and adopted, various crop management practices that slowly increased his profit margins.…Read more
From Daily Wages to Goat Empire
Sitabai Janga Mandavi was able to throw in the towel on her daily wage labour job, when she adopted a Goat-based livelihood - thanks to a training program held in her village, Kargaon Chandrapur, by Ambuja Cement Foundation. As daily wage earners, both Sita and her husband were struggling to fulfil the basic needs of their family - a meager income of 2000Rs per month just could not sustain their…Read more