(21st -26th August 2023)
The Workshop on Business planning is the initiative of NAFPO in partnership with Transform Rural India Foundation (TRIF) and Samunnati Foundation (a VCO under SFAC for the Central Sector Scheme of Formation and Promotion of 10K FPO). 2 sets of Workshop were conducted between 21st and 26th of August 2023 in Lucknow, UP for 64 blocks of UP. The 2 sets of 4-day workshops conducted was attended by 84 participants. The training programs are intended to help participants develop a business plan for their block FPOs and further understand what an FPO is, the need for an FPC and its objectives, the need for business planning in an FPC, components of a business plan, understanding FPO’s customer, Business plan model canvas and business planning exercise. The training program also addressed some of the major challenges FPOs face with respect to business planning and the same was addressed via the use of the Business Planning module of NAFPO MCS. As the end objective, at the end of the workshop, all 64 blocks have a business plan for the FPOs of their respective block. The end objective and in-depth learning were achieved.