Anekal Horticulture Farmer Producer organisation (AHFPO) won the Best Farmer Producer Organisation award from Government of Karnataka. In a glittering ceremony, Shri S R Bommai, Honourable Chief Minister of Karnataka, Smt. Shobha Karandlaje, Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ welfare handed over the award to the Board member and CEO, in the presence of other dignitaries.
ICCOA facilitated the formation and promoted AHFPO in 2015. Through the years, the FPO has seen tremendous growth and has become a role model for other FPOs. The CEO, Mr Siddaraju, was a ‘Local resource person’ appointed by ICCOA to train the farmers in production, marketing and business management. The Board played an active role in steering the organisation to success. The FPO has brought in a lot of benefits to farmers. In five years, their total turnover has reached 25 crore.