At the discharge ceremony of the FICCI compendium on “Enhancing Farmers’ Income,” Manoj Ahuja, Secretary, Union Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, mentioned that contextual and correct info to anyone concerned in agriculture has the potential to unleash loads of worth.
Ahuja made a reference to the Digital Agriculture Mission on this regard, which goals to successfully digitalize the farmer by way of id, linking up the farmer’s land and crops and geo-referencing them. These are a few of the basic elements that we’re trying to incorporate within the agristack, he mentioned. He continued, “We have made some progress; possibly, subsequent 12 months, we should always present substantial outcomes.”
“I can understand the advantages that contextualized information can provide for the many participants in the agricultural ecosystem”, Ahuja added.
Speaking on the subject of supporting agricultural entrepreneurs which might be growing cutting-edge applied sciences and options to extend farm incomes Samuel Praveen Kumar, Joint Secretary, Union Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare talked about the three C’s—convergence, capability constructing, and collectives such (FPOs and cooperatives)—because the important elements on this regard.
Elaborating on convergence, Kumar mentioned, “if the government can package the schemes in such a manner that you give more benefits, in a unified manner to the businesses or startups, I think they will be able to sustain their business.” Moving on to the capability constructing, he famous, “when we talk about capacity building for farmers or extension workers, it’s not like that. It is for everybody in the ecosystem.” Kumar additionally made a passing point out of making crops that may stand up to altering climates, utilizing know-how to cut back carbon footprints, and creating infrastructure.
S. Kesavan, Chairman, FICCI National Agriculture Committee & Group President, TAFE, spoke on the compendium and underlined the need of documenting the most effective practices and disseminating them to the general public in order that, “people can touch, feel, do and understand the practices.” He added, “small and marginal farmers are going to be one of the greatest strengths of the country. Some of the case studies in the compendium tell how they are changing.”
In order to extend crop connectivity, useful resource use effectivity, cropping depth, and diversification towards high-value agriculture, a number of organizations have applied profitable initiatives and interventions, that are introduced within the FICCI compendium of tips.
First printed on: 24 Sep 2022, 05:30 IST