Marketing Tamarind: All Women Group Farming Enterprise

Marketing Tamarind: All Women Group Farming Enterprise

Tamarind Trading

An off-farm produce group was formed in Rayagada (Odisha) in order to manage production, supply and distribution of Tamarind. This FPO (Farmer Producer Company) was also set to build a linkage with the market alongside setting up a sustainable business. In order to generate working capital, they have been working with Mission Shakti and ORMAS (Odisha Rural Development and Marketing Society). They are in the process of procuring machinery and setting up a fully functional warehouse for better management. The all-women group enterprise from Rayagada (Odisha) has produced nearly 3.5 tonnes of Tamarind. They have also been able to successfully carry out marketing activities through TDCC (Tribal Development Cooperative Corporation of Odisha) and Pragati FPO (Farmer Producer Company).The group has completed manual deseeding of nearly500 kgs of tamarind. The group enterprise will receive a sanction of approximately INR 2 lakhs from ORMAS (Odisha Rural Development and Marketing Society) after a preliminary assessment.

State : Odisha

Gender : Female

Sector : Food Processing

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Refered by

UN Women India and PRADAN