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Organisation Structure

Organizational Structure of COAPCL

Total farmers covered: 11,139
Total number of SHGs: 808
Total No. of Cooperatives: 9


Cooperatives with Chetna Organic

  • Matrubhumi Co-operative, Bhavanipatna, Orissa
  • Basumata Cooperative, Golamunda, Orissa
  • Niyamgiri Co-operative, Lanjigarh, Orissa
  • Chetna Co-operative, Kantabanji, Orissa
  • Pragathi MACS, Utnoor, Andhra Pradesh
  • Sri Chaitanya MACS, Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh
  • Vasundhara Society, Akola, Maharashtra
  • Kamdhenu Society, Yavatmal, Maharashtra
  • Jagruti Society, Amravati, Maharashtra


Roles and Responsibilities


Farmer groups

  • Micro planning at farm/household level for input procurement, marketing and required livelihood support services;  
  • Information dissemination on technical aspects (plant protection, productivity enhancement etc);
  • Ensuring the adherence of the internal control systems; 
  • Mobilizing resources through savings & loan from external agencies primarily banks;
  • Exploring the programs/schemes to suit the members needs;
  • Raise/increase share contribution in societies / COAPCL from member farmers to hold and enhance ownership and negotiation position;

Member Cooperatives

  • Monitoring the quality of farmer groups as a basis for providing services;
  • Sub licensee (where needed) for organic and fair trade certification;
  • Implementation agency for the projects with support from fair trade premiums; 
  • Coordination and arrangement of logistics for aggregation and value addition of the member produces;
  • Facilitating linkages between farmer groups and govt. and other agencies; 
  • Evolve into member owned organization to implement area development programs;
  • Represent the member farmer groups/farmers in the COAPCL;
  • Generate increased share contribution from the member groups for investment that can enhance ownership and negotiation position; 


  • License holder for organic and fair trade certification;
  • Marketing and trading of agriculture produces of members;
  • Business development services and skill based trainings to societies to take up value addition and setting up and managing  infrastructure at community level; 
  • Dividend bonus sharing;
  • Assist societies in appropriate utilization of FLO premiums;
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