Picture of farmer- scientist-startup interactions at farm &village areas (Pic Credit- PIB)

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, in collaboration with the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED), hosted a National Conclave on “Wild and Forest Honey.” Sweet Revolution has enabled tribal beekeepers to command 1.5 to 2 instances the earlier value.

NBB has recognized 100 FPOs of Beekeepers/ Honey Producers, 14 of which have been allotted to TRIFED, which is selling the manufacturing of untamed honey by its “Van Dhan Programme” being carried out in 27 States and 307 Districts.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has organised a particular marketing campaign in Budhni, Hisar, Anantapur, and Biswanath Chariali by Farm Machinery Training and Testing Institutes. Various agricultural equipment gear was demonstrated on this programme. In addition, there was a webinar between innovators and trade on the Northern Region Farm Machinery Training and Testing Institute in Hisar (Haryana).

In phrases of diet, a particular programme known as Nutri-Cereals has been included within the National Food Security Mission to advertise Nutri cereal crops. The United Nations has declared 2023 to be the International Year of Millets, because of the efforts of the Indian authorities. West Bengal additionally organised demonstrations and farmer coaching on improved jute manufacturing expertise.

The programme was launched alongside the inauguration of the workplace constructing and Farmers Training Centre within the Coconut Development Board’s demonstration and seed manufacturing farm in Tripura by the Minister for Agriculture. Okay Shanmugasundaram, Member of Parliament for Pollachi, inaugurated the Centre of Excellence in Dhali, Tamil Nadu.

As a part of the programme, a 3-day digital commerce honest on coconut merchandise was launched, showcasing a various vary of processed merchandise from varied elements of the coconut. A State / District / Block degree seminar was held in Kavarathi, with 200 tribal girls collaborating.

The Directorate of Cashewnut and Cocoa Development, in collaboration with the Keladi Shivappa Nayaka University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shimoga, hosted a large Cashew and Cocoa Fair on the KNUAHS campus in Navile, Shimoga. CAMPCO, Cadbury, and the event departments have been among the many stakeholders who took half within the programme. An exhibition was additionally arrange, depicting dwell cashew and cocoa merchandise, MIDH actions, and so forth.

ICAR Institutes have organized a wide range of occasions at over 70 ICAR Research Institutes, with over 25,000 farmers and agri-entrepreneurs collaborating. Various institutes organized farmer-scientist interactions on Bhartiya Prakritik Krishi Paddhati, Natural & Organic farming, promotion of pulses & oilseeds, diversification by the introduction of high-value crops & integration of horticulture, livestock, and fish, in addition to bio-fortified crops.

Aside from Kisan Melas and farmer-scientist interactions, animal well being camps, exhibitions, and visits to completely different demonstration models by the farmers have been additionally organized by completely different institutes. Various occasions on Millets together with farmer- scientist-startup interactions have been organized at farm and village areas.

The startups shared their entrepreneurial experiences with regard to revolutionary machines developed by his startup and supplied to farmers at a low value. Interactions have been additionally held on millet-based product processing and advertising, in addition to the rising public demand for millets to encourage farmers to domesticate millet crops. ICAR’s ‘Kisan Bhagidari Prathmikta Hamari’ marketing campaign was successful, with farmers, startups, FPOs, and different stakeholders collaborating.

Ministry of Rural Development hosted a webinar on built-in watershed growth, its contribution to the sustainable use of pure assets, and bettering farmers’ livelihoods and incomes, whereas DAY-NRLM hosted a lecture and shared the experiences of Agriculture/Animal Husbandry sakhis.

First revealed on: 30 Apr 2022, 09:14 IST



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