Promotion of Agriculture Production Clusters (APC)
in tribal regions of Odisha

November 2018 - November 2023

The “Promotion of Agriculture Production Clusters (APCs)” project in tribal regions of Odisha is aimed at empowering small and marginal women farmers, doubling their income sustainably. It is a collaborative effort between multiple organizations and government departments, targeting 40 tribal-dominated blocks across 12 districts. The project focuses on strategies such as diversifying crops, improving infrastructure, providing input services, adopting sustainable practices, ensuring fair prices, and organizing production systems. Mission Shakti and the ST&SC Development Department have partnered with the project to support women farmers in producer groups and capacity building.

Film on the ‘Promotion of Agriculture Production Clusters (APCs)’

The film was shot in 2020-21, and it showcases the programmatic approach, structure, and key interventions under the project.

Key Results and Outcomes

Women Farmers
Farmer Producer Organizations
Farmer Producer Groups
Turnover in Rs. Lakhs.

Project Growth around Key Parameters

Increase in households under high value crops cultivation
44,370 households to 80,106 households 80%
Increase in annual income of household from APC Project
Rs. 21,887 to Rs. 38,740 77%
Increase in area under high value crop cultivation (197%)
24,972 acres to 74,336 acres 100%
Increase in collective marketing (301%)
Rs. 10.30 crore to Rs. 43.00 crore 100%

In Collaboration with

Directorate of Horticulture

Government of Odisha

Mission Shakti

Government of Odisha

Odisha Livelihoods Mission

Government of Odisha

Professional Assistance for Development Action

Lead CSO Partner

Implementing CSO Partners

Anchalika Jana Seva Anusthan (AJSA)
Bolangir Gramodyog Samiti (BGS)

Centre for Youth and Social Development (CYSD)

Foundation for Ecological Security (FES)

Harsha Trust

Ideal Development Agency (IDA)


Jana Mukti Anusthan (JMA)


Social Education for Women’s Awareness (SEWA)


Sambalpur Integrated Development Institute (SIDI)

Shramik Shakti Sangha (SSS)


Youth Council for Development Alternatives (YCDA)