Enhancing livelihoods of small producers below the poverty line has unique challenges. It requires capital and knowledge infusion from outside to enhance production as well as increased linkages with external markets. However, markets are often situated far away from villages where small farmers and artisans stay. There is need for aggregation, sharing services and absorbing price risks, leading to the necessity of promoting producers’ organisations that serve these needs in a sustainable manner. Important too is the need for these producers’ organisations to adhere to principles of member-ownership, members’ participation in governance, efficient operating systems and transparent processes.