Identification of Core Competencies for Managing Farmer Producer OrganizationsUsing Factor Analysis

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  • Neha Kumari Department of Extension Education, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bihar
  • Kamini Bisht Department of Extension Education, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh


Core Managerial Competencies, FPO, competency inventory, factor analysis, NCR of Delhi, Board of Directors


The study was conducted to identify core competencies essential for the efficient management of Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) and their contribution to the performance of FPOs in the national capital region of Delhi during 2021. Using a random sampling procedure, data were collected from 80 farmer-directors from twelve FPOs in six districts of Delhi, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh in NCR of Delhi. Since directors of FPOs were found to lack managerial capabilities, they were exposed to several training programmes on how to manage their FPOs efficiently. But gaining knowledge and skills may not reflect in the competencies of trained farmers. Competency being the ability to apply knowledge and skill in accomplishing a task successfully, to measure the degree of competency possessed by directors of FPOs, a competency inventory was developed. The data were subjected to factor analysis to arrive at significant core competencies vital for the success of FPOs. The factor analysis could confirm that the six core competencies indispensable for managing producer companies were; competencies for planning and business development, marketing management, controlling operations, financial management, democratic leadership, and managing business operations. Out of these, four competencies were found to significantly contribute to the performance of FPOs.

Author Biography

  • Kamini Bisht, Department of Extension Education, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

    Assistant Professor, Department of Extension Education


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Identification of Core Competencies for Managing Farmer Producer OrganizationsUsing Factor Analysis. (2023). Indian Journal of Extension Education, 59(3), 108-112.

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