Sustaining Smallholder Farming through Collective Action and Entrepreneurship

Jayasree Krishnankutty, Arun Sreekumar, Rajesh K. Raju, Kadambot H.M. Siddique

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Entrepreneurial smallholder farmers face constraints tapping into market opportunities due to lack of knowledge, high transaction costs, and resource limitations. Collectivizing smallholders to operate enterprises collaboratively could overcome some of these constraints. This chapter describes the various forms of collective smallholder enterprises operating in India and summarizes the opportunities and challenges of collective entrepreneurship in agriculture, focusing on the Indian social context. The chapter concludes with some promising avenues for accelerating collective entrepreneurship.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovation in Small-Farm Agriculture
Subtitle of host publicationImproving Livelihoods and Sustainability
EditorsAmitava Rakshit, Somsubhra Chakraborty, Manoj Parihar, Vinjay Singh Meena, Pradeep Kumar Mishra, Harikesh Bahadur Singh
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781000574081
ISBN (Print)9780367759766
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022


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