SKUAST-K holds 4-day online workshop on agripreneurship

File Photo of SKUAST [Image for representational purpose only]
File Photo of SKUAST [Image for representational purpose only]

Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir held a four-day online workshop on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Around 75 students, scholars and faculty membersparticipated in the workshop, "Innovation & Entrepreneurship: SpurringSeeds to Agripreneurship," organized by the University's Innovation andentrepreneurship cell under the ICAR-World Bank funded National AgriculturalHigher Education Project (NAHEP).

The workshop was aimed toprovide an opportunity for undergraduate and postgraduate students to discussand explore various opportunities and vistas of innovation and entrepreneurshipin agriculture and its allied sectors.

Banking sector experts,JKEDI officials, agripreneurs, agriculture policymakers and agribusinessconsultants from various parts of the country and abroad held various sessionson successful entrepreneurial models, digital rural marketing, state andcentral government startup schemes and innovation models during the workshop.

Dr Pragathi Gokhale, Director MGIRI, Maharashtra apprisedthe students about mobile apps for rural agripreneurship. Qamar Javaid, DGMNABARD for J&K talked about various agripreneurship schemes and policiesavailable to students through NABARD. Satyajit Kumar of Mark Agri-GeneticsMumbai spoke about institutionalizing agriculture through entrepreneurship.

Besides, Prabuddh Mishra, CEO Vanproz; Akthar Ahmad,Assistant Faculty, JKEDI and Rajpal Singh Gandhi, CMD, GVS Biotech heldsessions on agripreneurship.

Director, Planning and Monitoring, SKUAST-K and PI NAHEP,Prof Nazir Ahmad Ganai chaired the plenary session, in which participantfeedback and recommendation were discussed.

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