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FARM SERVICES CENTERS CONCEPTS AND FUNCTIONS ( By Allah Dad Khan
Concepts
 1.To improve accessibility to farmers to quali...
 2.Improvements of farmer’s skillin farmmanagement ,planning and need
assessment.
 3.Enabling the farmers to run the see...
• B) The FSC may get fertilizers/pesticides agencies for smooth supply of
inputs.
• C) The FSC may hire cold storage if ne...
• Grading systemof agriculturalproduceparticularly fruitand vegetables will
be introduced in the FSCarea.
• Stores & cold ...
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7.inegrated farm enterprises (farm services centers concepts and functions)A Series of Training Lecturer Delivered to Sungi Development Foundation Abbottabad Pakistan Trainees By Mr. Allah Dad Khan Master Trainer KPK Pakistan

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A Series of Training Lecturer Delivered to Sungi Development Foundation Abbottabad Pakistan Trainees By Mr. Allah Dad Khan Master Trainer KPK Pakistan

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7.inegrated farm enterprises (farm services centers concepts and functions)A Series of Training Lecturer Delivered to Sungi Development Foundation Abbottabad Pakistan Trainees By Mr. Allah Dad Khan Master Trainer KPK Pakistan

  1. 1. FARM SERVICES CENTERS CONCEPTS AND FUNCTIONS ( By Allah Dad Khan Concepts  1.To improve accessibility to farmers to quality farm inputs at nearest possiblelocation on reasonable prices.
  2. 2.  2.Improvements of farmer’s skillin farmmanagement ,planning and need assessment.  3.Enabling the farmers to run the seed production o systemand managethe inputs and their distribution by the farmers.  4.To create linkages of farming communities with the line agencies, service providers and facilitators. Objectives of MFSC • Empowermentof the farming community. • Equal facilities provided to all members • Establishment of a transparentand sustainablesystemfree from exploitation and managed by the farmers / members themselves • Linkages with governmentaland NGO’s. • Enhancement of latent capabilities and potentials of the farming communities and their environments, including income-generating activities conducted by W.O. • Availability of resources (Financial & Physical) to the FSC. • Service oriented and not profitoriented system. • Management by the farmers and for the farmers. • Ensuring effective technology transfer and improvement farmers skills. • Ensuretimely availability of quality inputs /services to small farmers. Activities • A) Seed production will be carried out by the FSC through its members with the supportand coordination of the FSI.
  3. 3. • B) The FSC may get fertilizers/pesticides agencies for smooth supply of inputs. • C) The FSC may hire cold storage if needed. • D) The FSC may consider the joint marketing activities either through establishment of separatemarkets or through supply to other markets wherethe members can fetch better prices for their produces. • E) The FSC may patronize the gender activities and gender based entrepreneur-ship activities in the areas. • F) The M. C. will hold fortnightly meetings to determine the need of inputs and chalk out strategy for functions and activities. The A. E and A. will assistFSCin preparing / programmefor seasonalactivities in accordancewith local needs. Marketing Strategy • The members of the FSCwill be trained in marketing. • Exposurevisits of the M.C will be arranged to different markets. • The staff of A.E Department will collect the daily market rates of the agriculture commodities and will be communicated to the Radio Pakistan for daily broad cast. • Agriculturalproduce prices in other markets of the province/country will be provided to FSCfor the information of the farming community. • When linkages of the FSCis created and strengthened with other markets then the surplus producecan be sold in other markets by making bargain with the parties / dealers of those markets. • The FSCs may establish their own marketprocurement centre for the disposalof their produces.
  4. 4. • Grading systemof agriculturalproduceparticularly fruitand vegetables will be introduced in the FSCarea. • Stores & cold stores for the storageof producecan also be hired.

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