Bhubaneswar: A National Seminar on Sustainability of Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) and Agriculture in India was held in XIMB on December 17. The seminar focused on two critical pillars towards making farmers-producers, agriculture, rural communities and overall society sustainable in the long run.

The deliberations in the seminar was to understand the deep-rooted challenges, hindrances and present lock-in problems in policies, practices and research; thereby to find solutions and strategies to transit from the present unsustainable ways towards building sustainable agricultural production systems and sustainable producers’ collective; generically called the FPOs in India for ensuring the well being of the farmers and producers in agriculture and allied sectors.

The seminar was jointly organized by NABARD and XIMB.