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Using a participatory research approach, a conceptual framework is developed and applied in three FPOs operating at various stages of development. With a specific focus on gender equity and inclusion, selected cases involved FPOs with >75% female membership and scheduled caste/tribe participation. Qualitative data on societal needs, based on the expectations and experiences of FPO participants, is then analysed to better understand (i) what might promote FPO participation and (ii) how equity and inclusion may be enabled from the ‘bottom-up’.
This exploratory study informs the collective action debate with its new and intersectional approach to gender equity and inclusivity. Empirical observations and within- case analyses involving FPOs provide new insights into the functioning of these institutions and nuanced interactions involving their members. Findings suggest that informal micro- producer arrangements (MPAs) or vyavastha, in the FPO pre-registration phase, are well positioned to act as spatial agents for establishing ethical norms as FPOs collectivise and grow. In terms of promoting social objectives and evaluating FPOs operating in different stages, a set of guiding principles are proposed with follow-on implications for policy.
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Griffiths, H., Rao, N., Bentley, A., Doubleday, R., Fennell, S., Harrington, T., Heuer, S., Hibberd, J., Jones, M., Lawson, T., Petrie, C., Ray, S., Smith, L., Srai, J., Uauy, C., Vira, B. & Yadav, G.
1/10/17 → 31/03/22