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.
|Title of host publication
|Innovation in Small-Farm Agriculture
|Subtitle of host publication
|Improving Livelihoods and Sustainability
|Amitava Rakshit, Somsubhra Chakraborty, Manoj Parihar, Vinjay Singh Meena, Pradeep Kumar Mishra, Harikesh Bahadur Singh
|Number of pages
|Published - 1 Jan 2022