29th April, 2013, New Delhi
The Farmers’ Feedback Interface was organized for farmers’ delegation visit to Malaysia during under the Farmers Exchange Programme between ASEAN member states and India at NASC Complex on 24 April 2013.
Dr S Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and Director General, ICAR appreciated learnings by the farmers from the visit which will be practically used by them and will facilitate fellow farmers. This will lead to solving the key problems in agriculture in their respective states. He expressed hope that integration of technologies, conducive policies and programs and quality consciousness will take Indian agriculture to futuristic path.
Dr K D Kokate, Deputy Director General (Agricultural Extension), in his welcome remarks stated that 18 farmers from 17 states accompanied by two officials visited the Malaysia and appreciated farmers for successful visit that enriched their knowledge with enhanced responsibility.
Dr A M Narula, Zonal Project Director, Zone-I, Ludhiana shared the experiences of the visit of delegation in terms of various highlights of specific programs and subject matter areas, field visits covered during the visit.
Farmers shared their feedback in terms of Good Agricultural Practices, Integrated Farming, Marketing linkage including export and Agro-tourism. Also, indicated their learnings of useful technologies like hydroponics, cage fish culture, fruits and vegetables processing, coconut jelly, mushroom food park, polyhouse etc.,
Dr P Adhiguru, Principal Scientist (Agricultural Extension), Agricultural Extension Division, ICAR who also accompanied the delegation, offered formal vote of thanks.
(Source: Agricultural Extension Division, ICAR)