ASHA skillshare course on Organic Markets that Empower Farmers & Consumers

Day 1: September 27th 2015 (Sunday)

Time Slot, including Discussions Title Facilitators/Resource Persons Broad Scope
10.00 am to 10.30 am Welcome, Quick Introductions & Introduction to the Course Ananthoo & Kavitha Kuruganti This will cover the structure of the Course as well as the broad contours of what do we mean by farmer-centric ethical organic markets
10.30 am to 10.45 am TEA BREAK
10.45 am to 01.15 pm ReStore Radhika Rammohan/Ananthoo Perspectives and Experience from the retail / distribution end
OFM (Organic Farmers’ Market) Ananthoo
01.15 pm to 02.00 pm LUNCH
02.00 pm to 04.15 pm Dharani Organic FAM Cooperative, of Timbaktu Collective Murugesan Perspectives and Experience from the producers’ end
SVAD of Tribal Health Initiative Dr Regi George
04.15 pm to 04.30 pm TEA BREAK
4.30 pm to 5.00 pm Gurgaon Farmers’ Market / food processing & VA tips (Grainny’s) Manas Arvind Farmer-Consumer direct marketing platforms
5.00 pm to 05.45 pm “Sangam Market: Market of the Walkouts” A film by Deccan Development Society Rural-Rural Markets
05.45 pm to 06.45 pm Overview of other similar initiatives across India and summing up Jacob John (along with Kavitha / Ananthoo)


Day 2: September 28th 2015 (Monday)

Time Slot, including Discussions Title Facilitators/Resource Persons Broad Scope
09.00 am to 09.45 am Melas of Sahaja Samrudha Krishna Prasad, over skype Direct Marketing
09.45 am to 11.00 am What can governments do?: The initiatives in Karnataka Dr Ramakrishnappa Advocacy ideas for your state governments
11.00 am to 11.15 am TEA BREAK
11.15 am to 01.00 pm Farmers’ Collectives: Institutional structures possible: the case of Chetna Organic Nanda Kumar Institutional shape to farmers’ collectives
Commodity value chain: Case ofTulaIndia Ananthoo & Suresh Lakshmipathy Intervention possibilities on a single commodity value chain
01.00 pm to 02.00 pm LUNCH
02.00 pm to 03.45 pm Regulatory issues: FSSAI/certification models etc. All resource persons Different approaches showcased
03.45 pm to 04.00 pm TEA BREAK
04.00 pm to 05.00 pm OPEN HOUSE All resource persons