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Coconut Producers' Societies (CPS) / Federations (CPF) / Companies (CPC)

Andhra Pradesh

CPS Model Byelaw & Application Form (English) CPS Presentation file in Telugu
CPS Renewal Application Form CPF Renewal Application Form
CPS Membership Application Form (Telugu) Friends of Coconut Tree application Form (Telugu)
List of Coconut Producers Societies (CPS)

Progress of Coconut Producers' Society, Federation and Company formation in Andhra Pradesh as on 30-Jun-2018

Sl No. Districts Area (ha) Produ- ction (lakh nuts) Prodty (Nuts/ ha) CPS Regd with CDB CPF Regd with CDB CPC Regd
1 East Godavari 50285 7208.95 14337 653 50 1+1+1+1+1
2 West Godavari 21561 4489.03 20821 244 16 1+1
3 Srikakulam 14480 2498.59 17256 133 10 1
4 Vishakapatnam 6796 767.21 11290 48 5
5 Vijayanagaram 2711 435.92 16080 30 1
6 Krishna 2116 340.28 16082
Total 103071 16100 15620 1108 82 8

The Board has initiated the formation of Coconut Producer Societies (CPS) by associating 40-100 coconut growers in a contiguous area with a consolidated minimum of 4000-5000 palms. The objective is socio economic upliftment of the farmers through productivity improvement, cost reduction, efficient collective marketing and processing and product diversification. A farmer equity contribution is also proposed to be mobilized. A matching equity contribution will be sought from the state Government as a one time assistance for making the CPS effective.

CPS - the concept

A non subsidized knowledge based, farmer centered approach in organizing farmers - Total inclusive growth of the farmers - Facilitation, handholding, nurturing empowering and finally leading to sustainability - Group Approach - Development of Infrastructure - Reduction of wastages - Disintermediation of the supply chain - Product diversification and value addition - Enhanced production, productivity - Market expansion.

CPS – the methodology

Organization of farmer in a contiguous area 40-100 farmers - Minimum of 10 bearing palms for a member - Legal status by registration under Charitable Societies Act - Registration with the Board - Common byelaw for all the societies

CPS - the activity

Regular meetings and discussion of activities - Collective purchase of all inputs - Effective pooling of resources like labour - Production planning and marketing plan for CPS - Integration of activities in production and marketing - Synchronizing of harvesting - Small scale processing at CPS level - Networking of CPS to an apex body - Better bye-product utilization - Effective logistics - Generation of rural employment - Enhanced and sustained returns to the farmer.