SKUAST-K’s Directorate of Extension in collaboration with NABARD held daylong training on sensitisation of extension functionaries for promotion of farmer-producer organisations (FPOs).
The programme was chaired by Director Extension SKUAST-K Prof Mushtaq Ahmad and attended by Qamar Javaid DGM, NABARD, Associate Directors,Chief / District level Officers of Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, HPMC, Sheep Husbandry, Scientists of Directorate of Extension, and heads of various KVKs of Kashmir.
The training cum workshop was organized to create awareness regarding the promotion of FPOs. While inaugurating the programme, the chairman deliberated on the importance of Farmer-Producer Organizations and their role in the present agricultural scenario in Kashmir and Ladakh.
Qamar Javaid, DGM, NABARD Srinagar gave an outline of the formation of FPOs, role of producer organisation promotion institutes (POPIs) and also the support available through NABARD.