FARMER MARKETING COLLECTIVE (FMC)
Farmer Marketing Collectives (FMCs) play an important role in the development, professionalization and market orientation of farmers and to create a marketable surplus of products and sufficient economies of scale and volumes to become an attractive partner for traders.
Farmers Marketing Collectives have been established with the support of the FAO’s project Australia Balochistan Agriculture programmes (AusABBA) in Balochistan. An FMC is an informal association of small farmers to enable them to efficiently market their produce, increase their sales and realize higher margins. FMCs enable aggregation of small surpluses into larger commercial volumes and creating economies of scale and thereby reducing costs and improving prices. The ultimate goal of a FMC is to make more profit and increase the income of the FMC members.
Farmers in the project areas in Balochistan used to sell their produce ex-farm and in case of orchards at blossom to the local traders/pre-harvest contractors at low prices due to small uneconomical individual loads (no substantial marketable surplus), lack of marketing orientation and market linkages, poor negotiation power and low risk bearing capacity.
FMCs are not officially registered as cooperatives, but FMCs among other features have Bylaws, an executive body, conduct regular meetings (including minutes), plan their business, and maintain stock and sales registers and accounts.
|S No.||Name of Member||Father Name||Designation||CNIC No.||Contact Number|
|1.||Nadeem Ahmed||Abdul Salam||President
|2.||Abdul Shakoor||Haji Abdul||Treasurer||54102-2097380-7||03448022818|
|3.||Abdul Baqi||Mohd Aslam||member||54102-4531059-7||03441120249|
|4.||Bebarq khan||Haji doulat Khan||Treasurer||54102-225948-7||04448023034|
|5.||Abdul Rasheed||Mohd Ayoub||member||54102-8854703-5||03438148251|
|6.||mohd imran||Ali ahmed||member||54102-2504485-9||03448228601|
|7.||Mohd Youns||Habib ullah||member||54102-0729153-5||03438156575|
|8.||Mohd Azam||Raza mohd||member||54102-3154071-7||03438219468|
|10||Abdul waheed||Ameer Hamza||member||54012-4309107-7||03428046025|