In order to promote partnerships and collaboration, ACF has been creating platforms for brainstorming ideas and devising solutions to realise rural prosperity. One such event was a participatory dialogue ‘Creating Synergies on Sustainable Production and Marketing Linkages’ held in New Delhi on 23rd November 2017.
Key discussions were focused on small and marginal farmers (which have always been the priority for ACF) and the event witnessed speakers and panelists from various fields such as research, academia, advocacy, agricultural trading, farming, development and corporate. Over 100 partcipants heard a keynote address by Professor Sukhpal Singh (CRRID & IIM, Ahmedabad) and an expert address by Dr. S Wani (ICRISAT Development Centre)
“The next revolution in agriculture will be to create robust mechanisms to market the right produce at the right time." Said ACF's CEO, Pearl Tiwari.
"There is tremendous potential for different stakeholders to collaborate and build capacities for farmers through sustainable models for joint procurement and marketing. ACF welcomes all forms of partnerships that will enable us to build on the collective strength of the farming community and help them prosper in life.” She said.
To date, ACF has reached out to over 1.3 lakh farmers across India and facilitated the formation of 17 Farmer Producer Organisations.