13th April 2013, New Delhi
An orientation meeting was organized for farmers’ delegation visit to Malaysia during 14- 23 April 2013 under the Farmers Exchange Programme between ASEAN member states and India at NASC Complex here today.
Dr. K.D. Kokate, DDG (Agricultural Extension), ICAR inaugurated the meeting and briefed the gathering about the ASEAN-India Farmers Exchange Programme. He also informed that first event under ASEAN-India farmers exchange programme was successfully conducted during 19-30 December, 2012 in India. In this visit, 18 farmers from 9 ASEAN member states visited various ICAR Institutes, State Agriculture Universities, KVKs and farmer’s field. Dr. Kokate hoped that orientation meeting will help the farmers to prepare themselves in learning about various technologies and the best agricultural practices across the ASEAN countries.
Dr. A.M. Narula, ZPD, Zone-1, Ludhiana will lead the delegation in this 10-day visit. The delegation will visit farmers’ agricultural projects and various historical places in Malaysia. The Delegation comprises 18 farmers from 17 states.
Dr. V. Venkatasubramanian, ADG (Agricultural Extension), Dr. Y.R. Meena, Additional Commissioner (Extension) , Department of Agriculture and Cooperation (DAC), Dr. V.P. Chahal, Principal Scientist, Agricultural Extension and Dr. P. Adhiguru, Principal Scientist, Agricultural Extension, ICAR were also present on the occasion.
Dr. A.M. Narula, ZPD, Zone-1 proposed vote of thanks.
(Source: NAIP Mass Media Project, DKMA, ICAR)