Marginal Farmers Benefit with Training on Crop Production Technology
Technology Dissemination and Income Improvement Activities, Phase-II
June 15-16, 2013 | Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh
Crop production is essential for farmers to earn livelihoods. Enhancing one’s yield depends as much on the farmers’ awareness and understanding of the latest scientific practices, and taking the right crucial decisions. In order to improve farmers’ understanding of these crucial aspects to enhance production and income, the Agricultural Innovation Partnership (AIP) organized a two-day training program under its Technology Dissemination and Income Improvement Activities at Barkachha, Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh on 15-16 June 2013. Supported by the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), the program witnessed the participation of about 112 farmers who gained useful insights on latest crop production techniques and management systems. Agricultural scientists, faculty members from BHU, extension workers, agriculturists and professionals from Tata Chemicals Ltd interacted with the farmers during the two days of the workshop on crucial aspects of crop management.

The speakers took up several issues associated with productivity and yield enhancement during the two days. Prof R. P. Singh underlined the significance and need of a second green revolution in eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. He recommended use of improved varieties according to the climate and soil conditions and highlighted the significance of organic farming with special reference to rice cultivation. He discussed the various technologies available to enhance the yield of rice in the fields of the farmers. He also underlined proper water management techniques.

Dr. Bhoopendra Singh highlighted the significance of fertilizer management to enhance crop production. He referred to some of the yield-improving products, specific to vegetables, in the market, which would enhance soil fertility, provide essential micronutrients, save labor, time and improve crop health.

Prof. A. K. Singh underlined various aspects of flower production technologies (FPT). He highlighted the significance of floriculture in modern day agriculture and how it would benefit marginal farmers in enhancing income. Dr. Shriram Singh discussed kitchen garden management techniques. Dr. S. P. Singh and Dr. A. K. Pal provided important tips on vegetable production technologies (VPT). Dr. J. P. Rai listed some of the common diseases and insect pest infestation that vegetable crops like chilli, tomato, ladyfinger, gourds, etc. suffer from. Dr. Sant Singh explained how these could be avoided using better crop management technologies. Dr. S. N. Singh highlighted the importance of soil health and fertilizer management. Dr. S. K. Goyal specified several resource conservation technologies.

Towards the end of the second day of the program, quality seeds of different varieties of rice were distributed to the farmers by Dr. Ramasamy and research scholars from the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, BHU took farmers’ feedback on the program.

The participants comprised Prof. R. P. Singh, Director, Institute of Agricultural Sciences (IAS), Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Prof A. K. Singh, Head, Dept. of Extension Education, IAS, BHU; Prof. C. Ramasamy, National Project Coordinator, Agricultural Innovation Partnership (AIP); Prof. A. K. Singh, Head and Dr. A. K. Pal, Dept. of Horticulture, IAS, BHU; Dr. O. P. Mishra, Dept. of Extension Education, I.A.S, BHU; Ms. Deepinti Walke and Mr. Ananth Murthy, Sathguru Management Consultants, Hyderabad; Dr. Shriram Singh, Program Coordinator, KVK, Rajiv Gandhi South Campus (RGSC), Barkachha; Sri C. L. Yadav, Dy. Registrar, RGSC, Barkachha; Dr. S. K. Goyal, Dr. S. N. Singh, Dr. Sant Singh, Dr. J. P. Rai, RGSC, Barkachha; Dr. Bhoopendra Singh, Tata Chemicals Ltd.; Sri Bipram Chaurasia, STA, IAS, BHU; Sri Mahendra Prasad, Staff Member, Dr. Satyendra Pratap Singh and Dr. Ramesh Kumar Singh, Research Associates, AIP; Neha Upreti, Swati Pahuja, Research Scholars and Braj Kishor, Mohd. Hashim, MSc students, Dept. of Extension Education, IAS, BHU and 112 farmers from Mirzapur.

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