Honey FPO Programme inauguarated under NAFED

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  • December 1, 2020
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Honey FPO Programme inauguarated under NAFED

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Agriculture

In news

  • Recently, the Honey Farmer Producer Organisation (FPO) Programme of the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited (NAFED) was virtually inaugurated.
  • Inauguarted by: Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare.

Key takeaways

  • The programme has been launched under the Formation and Promotion of FPOs.
  • It is a new Central Sector Scheme for the promotion of 10,000 new FPOs.
  • Under it, the National Level Project Management Advisory and Fund Sanctioning Committee (N-PMAFSC) had allocated FPO clusters for 2020-21 to all implementing agencies.
  • FPOs will be developed by specialist Cluster Based Business Organizations (CBBOs) engaged by implementing agencies.
  • NAFED has initiated the formation and promotion of FPOs of beekeepers and honey collectors in 5 states of India.
  • 5 locations: East Champaran (Bihar), Morena (Madhya Pradesh), Bharatpur (Rajasthan), Mathura (Uttar Pradesh) and Sunderbans (West Bengal).
  • The first Honey FPO has been registered in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Benefits: (1) Skill Upgradation in scientific beekeeping; (2) State of the art infrastructural facilities for processing honey and allied beekeeping products; (3) Quality upgradation by quality control laboratories; (4) Better supply chain management 

Important value addition

National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED)

  • It is an apex organization of marketing cooperatives for agricultural produce in India.
  • It was founded on 2nd October 1958.
  • It is registered under the Multi-State Co-operative Societies Act, 2002.
  • NAFED is now one of the largest procurement as well as marketing agencies for agricultural products in India.
  • Objectives: (1) To organize, promote and develop marketing, processing and storage of agricultural, horticultural and forest produce; (2) To distribute agricultural machinery, implements and other inputs; (3) To act and assist for technical advice in agricultural production

Do you know?

  • Apiculture or beekeeping is the care and management of honey bees for the production of honey and wax.
  • In this method, bees are bred commercially in apiaries, an area where a lot of beehives can be placed.

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