Empowering Farmers to Harness an Innovative, Sustainable Agriculture
May 5-6, 2013 | Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh
Technology Dissemination and Income Improvement Activity- Phase II
Thanks to effective knowledge dissemination and technological advancements in agriculture in recent times, many modern day Indian farmers are cognizant of the significance of investment and the use of technologies that not just help them sustain, but grow! Having said that, a large population of the Indian farmer still needs some hand-holding on how best to make use of the available tools of the modern era. Towards this end, the Agricultural Innovation Partnership (AIP) organized a two-day training-cum-exhibition program in association with the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University on May 5-6, 2013, at Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh under AIP’s Technology Dissemination and Income Improvement Activities, Phase-V (TDIIA-V), which benefited more than 120 farmers. AIP facilitated a meaningful convergence of public and private enterprises, who participated in the program from across the state.

Highlights of this program included interactions among farmers and experts, which facilitated discussions on new income improvement opportunities; discussions on and aspects of technology use; ways of tackling the economic constraints faced by farmers, etc. The stalls set up by students and scientists from various departments at BHU—Dept. of Agronomy, Dept. of Soil Science, Dept. of Horticulture, along with the stalls by Tata Chemicals Limited and Dhanuka Agritech helped farmers with critical information on soil testing, seed availability, fertilizer use, etc.

Prominent members from the farming industry—Pt. Mata Sewak Upadhyay, Prof. Lalji Singh, Prof. Arun Kumar Joshi and their likes delivered lectures encompassing a wide range of topics. The program also provided a platform for farmers to come forward and seek advice from experts on the difficulties faced by them when using technology; economic constraints in farm-related activities and new avenues for income improvement. This was a unique relation-building exercise since it brought together several experts from across disciplines under the same roof.

Pt. Mata Sewak Upadhyay in his speech highlighted the judicious use of advanced technology in agriculture. Apart from the regular advices provided to the farmers on the issues faced by them, a team of experts, comprising scientists, faculty members, agriculturists and professionals interacted with each farmer to help them understand several crucial issues associated with enhancing yield.

The program gave the farmers valuable insight on some of the pressing issues that they faced. They also gained substantial knowledge on the use of improved varieties of wheat to enhance productivity and income to ensure a better livelihood. Several farmers’ sessions were held during the course of two days to discuss advanced technologies and innovations in agriculture.

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