A recognition to remember: Acknowledging the journey of VAPCOL
Each year ACCESS organizes the Livelihoods India Summit, a national conference that targets about 500 delegates from the livelihoods sector including practitioners, policy makers, private sector, non-governmental organizations, donors, multilateral / bilateral organizations, academicians, researchers and other support organizations from within the country. The Summit presents a unique experience for the participants from a diverse array of themes that are discussed in over 15 sessions across two days. Experiences, case studies, issues and challenges from within the country are shared at the Livelihoods India Summit and over 70 thought-leaders, policy makers and practitioners are a part of the two-day deliberations. The Summit envisages the idea of a Focus Country which is meant to facilitate new knowledge sharing between an Asian country in focus and other countries in the region.
The FPO Impact Awards is an initiative of ACCESS institutionalized in partnership with Rabo bank. It is an endeavor in recognizing and encouraging exemplary FPO (Farmer Producer Organisations) that have overcome various challenges, to successfully build self-sustaining businesses and contribute meaningfully to the member community. It also aims to recognize such FPO promoting institutions who have worked to enable the ecosystems, influence policy, promote sustainable and scalable models and incubate innovative solutions for the growth of FPOs
The Awards initiative is a means to provide motivation to exemplary FPO (registered as Farmer Producer Company (under Companies Act 2013)/ Cooperative registered on or after 2002) and Promoting Institutions to continue to enhance the livelihoods and incomes of small and marginal farmers, through providing recognition to their efforts. It also serves to enhance the credibility of the winning FPO thereby making it more attractive for market players and financial institutions.
In the year 2019, VAPCOL was informed by the organizing team of ACCESS Development Services that “On behalf of the ACCESS and Rabobank, we are delighted to inform you that the distinguished jury of the FPO Impact Awards 2019 has selected Vasundhara Agri Horti Producer Company Ltd as the Winner under the category: FPO of the Year in Agriculture- Mature. Congratulations to you and your team on this prestigious recognition! The selection is truly based on the organizations extraordinary performance over the last year, effective governance and commitment to promote livelihoods of small and marginalized farmers.”
The FPO Impact Awards Presentation Ceremony was held on the first day of the Livelihoods India Summit 2019 on December 12 at Hotel Le Meridian in New Delhi between 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm. Few pictures from the ceremony are given below:
Mr. Sandip Yadav on behalf of VAPCOL was present in the award ceremony to receive the award. The application was filled by Ms. Rama Shukla of VAPCOL and out of 40 nominations under this category, VAPCOL was selected and was honored with the title of FPO of the Year in Agriculture- Mature.
This award appreciates all the efforts of the all the professionals who have worked for the steady growth of VAPCOL from the past 14 years. This award has also motivated us to keep up the spirits and be on the righteous path of community development through sustainable business models and efficient value chains.
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