Nothing can change the fate of a farmer unless he takes decision entering in to his own concept of marketing.
Every one is the builder of his own fate. Hence Farmer should come forward to sell his product at his choice how the middlemen sells. Nothing can be stoppable if he wanted to do it.
I used to sell my papayas in my home town with the help of 7th std boy who is my brother’s son.
Papaya usually harvested at bulk for the convenience of purchaser to transport them in truck.
Between harvest intervals, in order to avoid waste of ripened fruits, we used to harvest them freshly transport them to nearest town. 7th student soled during his leisure hours of morning & evening before and after he attending his classes. He daily business from sale of papaya was about Rs.500/-. Now he got passed in his annual exams with 80% marks.
We saved waste of our fruits.
My boy learned business skills and he is confident to face the world with bare hands with his expertized knowledge which he earned. Now he asking us to allow him to do any other business during this holiday season. As we don’t want him to do work under Just Obeying Boss i.e.JOB encouraging him to choose his feature at his point view now itself during studies itself.
I remember our ancestors used to sell their produce in weekly markets called as “SANTHE” on appropriate periods and fetch good returns. Even they used to do value added work for their produce for shelf life and also to get good marketable value.
Now farmers declaring them self and restricting them self only in to farm activity, than no one can save them to uplift their life.
Govt. can provide basic amenities like what we hearing and saying. But one should try to satisfy their hunger, hence if farmers/ groups of farmers can come up enter in to 2nd stage of sale, then they can eliminate all middle men to get maximum benefit for their sweat.
Think of more than one.
Earlier people used to be “SAKALAKALVALLABA” for their maximum exposure and learned at least 64 vidyas. All such people created history. I a farmer have knowledge of marketing their product, then I am sure farmer can win the game. As feature will come in such a situation that people should do advance booking for getting their provisions if same trends go ahead.
Success cannot come only with single efforts. But more.
Mono culture, single source earning, single subject knowledge etc cannot survive any more.
Diversification is Finally in our daily food there are more than dozen ingredients to get requisite taste.
Than why people & farmer should not adopt diversification including marketing his produce for his sustainable income and knowledge?
EVERY ONE IS THE BUILDER OF THEIR OWN FATE including school children, teacher, doctor, engineer, Farmer and all.
How you want to build your fate?
If I decide, than I can.