Independent Director Development Programme – FPO/FPC

About Independent Director Development Programme

The Independent Director Development Program is an initiative taken by National Association for Farmer Producer Organisations (NAFPO) to support and facilitate Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) with building governance standards, ensuring statutory and fiduciary compliances and enhancing the credibility of the organisations with placing management and administration systems.

An ID is an experienced professional who will be willing to work with FPO and take statutory and fiduciary responsibilities of the FPO. An FPO on the other hand will place interest in onboarding an ID for their requirements.

NAFPO, along with partner organizations will provide training to the identified individuals, who will contribute as IDs and provide guidance to identified FPCs. NAFPO will facilitate in processing Director Identification Number (DIN) and Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) for the Independent Director. NAFPO will also facilitate the match-making of selected ID with the FPC and also the first interaction. The ID and FPO will then take forward the discussion and associate with the FPO for a certain period of time.


Partnership for Independent Director

NAFPO has partnered with Seniors in Seva (SIS) which is an organisation that works with Seniors between 60 and 70 years old, who are often still in good physical and mental health, who have fewer family obligations and have a vast amount of valuable experience – in other words, a huge asset pool. It has emerged out of a need for the development sector who often seek professionals with expertise through identifying volunteering opportunities for them in the non-profit, social enterprise space.

Training of the ID

NAFPO in partnership with Institute of Directors will curate and organise certificate trainings for Independent Directors. These IDs will be carefully screened based on their time availability and interest in supporting the FPO. NAFPO will also assist and facilitate in match-making between the ID and FPO. Trainings will be done cohort-wise and post each trainings, there will be periodical experience sharing sessions to understand and assert impact indicators.


  • 50 FPOs onboard from MP, Jharkhand, Assam & Chhattisgarh
  • 35 IDs placed in FPO so far

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