8 March 2017, Jodhpur.
One-day Zonal Review Meeting (8 March 2017) for PIs and CO-PIs of ICAR Institutes (CAZRI, CSWRI) and SAUs (AU, Jodhpur, JASU Junagadh, NAU Navsari) under Farmers FIRST (FFP) was organized at ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research, Jodhpur today.
Dr S K Singh, Director, ATARI, Jodhpur, in his introductory remarks emphasised the involvement of research Institutes of ICAR and SAUs selected under Farmers FIRST programme as part of KVK Scheme. He also stressed that farm families selected under this programme must be involved as active partners in research mode i.e technologies selection, assessment and adoption for improving the livelihood security in a sustainable way. He also briefed about the FFP being implemented in the country and major initiatives by the Government of India to double the income of farming community during next five years. Dr PP Rohilla, Member Secretary briefed about the project modalities and evaluation through different committees constituted as per FFP guidelines. He explained that how FFP is unique programme holistic in nature consisting of several activities based on Integrated Farming System which covers interventions related to crop, livestock, natural resources and capacity building etc. in participatory mode with the farm families.
The major objective of the meeting was to acquaint Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs of the projects about process, methodology and indicators of FFP and also to discuss the operationalization mechanism of the implementation of FFP Approach and Guidelines for achieving the envisaged objectives.
(Source: ICAR-ATARI, Jodhpur)