Marketing of organic produce through Regional Federations of Organic Farmers’ Associations
Department of Agriculture, Government of Karnataka has facilitated in formation of 14 Regional Federations and Organic Farmers’ Associations to provide market for organic produce of the State. Through these Federations and Organic Farmers’ Associations it is proposed to take up collection, grading, value addition, processing, packing, brand development and marketing of organic produce, apart from consumer awareness programme and other activities. Through these Regional Federations’ and Organic Farmers’ Associations, it is intended to eliminate the middlemen in marketing of organic produces, thereby providing remunerative prices to the organic farmers’, which would in turn improve the economic conditions of organic farmers due to higher rates for their produces.
Main objectives of forming the Regional Federations and Organic Farmers’ Associations
- To encourage bulk and quality production of organic produce by group approach, capacity building, technology transfer and land holding support to group in the initial years.
- Strengthen infrastructural facilities for collection, grading, value addition, processing, packaging of organic produce.
- Providing direct marketing linkages to organic farmers group/associations with retailers, bulk marketers and exporters.
- Publicity and consumer awareness to expand the domestic market for organic produce in the state.
|Details of Regional Federation of Organic Farmers’ Associations of Karnataka State|
|Sl.No||Name of the Federation||Contact person||Ph.No & Email||Organic Products Available|
|1.||Ashok Tubachi, President
Virupakshagowda Rudragowda Patil
|Sugarcane, Paddy, Jowar, Maize, Wheat, Pulses, Ground Nut, Soyabean, Turmeric, Mango, Cotton, Vegetables|
|Millets, Rice, Vegetables, Fruits|
|3.||Vishweshwar Bhatt, President||9242185319
|Paddy, Sugarcane, Arecanut, Vegetables, Pepper, Coconut, Nutmeg, Honey, Turmeric, Pulses|
|4.||Y. C. Rudrappa, President
|Rajmudi rice & Redrice, Ragi, Black pepper, Cordmom, Coffee, Coconut, Mango, Orange, Vegetables|
|5.||Dakshina Kannada, Chikkamagalur, Udupi Districts Regional Cooperative Organic Farmers Association Federation Limited, Dakshina Kannada||Prabhakar Mayya, Pre
Anil Vice president
|Paddy, Ragi, Coconut, Pepper,
|6.||Channappa Budihal, President||9480127714
|Chilli, Oil Seeds, Pulses, Vegetables, Minor milltes, Paddy|
|Paddy, Pulses, Fruits & Vegetables, Millets, Sugarcane|
|8.||Ashok Patil, President||9886178701
|Paddy, Groundnut, Millets,
|Sugarcane, Maize, Jowar, Green gram, Redgram, Wheat, Lemon, Turmeric, Onion, Ground Nut, Bajra|
|10.||Kerehalli Ramappa, President||9480626410
|Red Rice, Pulses, Herbal Shampoo, Black pepper, Ginger, Liquid jiggery, Cashew, Jackfruit|
|Paddy, Ragi, Cotton, Cowpea,
Ginger, Groundnut, Horse gram, Maize, Sugarcane, Banana, Coconut,
|Ragi, Millets, Pulses, Vegetables, Mango|
|13.||K.V Reddeppa, President||9483050005
|Ragi, Foxtail millet, Groundnut, Castor, Mango, Sapota, Papaya, Cashew, Gourds, Vegetables|
| Ragi, Minor Millets, Groundnut,