Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium(SFAC)

News:Recently,the Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium(SFAC) has signed an MoU with the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority(APEDA) to bring in better synergy in the agricultural activities.

Facts:

About SFAC:

  • Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium(SFAC) is an Autonomous Society promoted by the Ministry of Agriculture,Government of India.It was registered under Societies Registration Act,1860 in 1994.
  • It is governed by the Board of Management which is chaired by a) Union Minister for Agriculture- President and b) Secretary, Department of Agriculture- Vice-President.

Functions of SFAC:

  • Promotion of development of small agribusiness through Venture Capital Assistance (VCA) Scheme
  • Helping formation and growth of Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) / Farmer Producer Companies(FPCs)
  • Improving availability of working capital and development of business activities of FPOs/FPCs through Equity Grant and Credit Guarantee Fund Scheme
  • Implementation of National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) Electronic Trading platform.

Additional information:

About APEDA:

  • APEDA was established by the Government of India under the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act passed by the Parliament in 1985.
  • It comes under the Ministry of Commerce and Industries,Government of India.
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