24th September, 2015, New Delhi
A one-day Innovative Farmer Meet was organized today at ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.
Dr. A.K.Singh, DDG (Agricultural Extension), ICAR speaking as Chief Guest urged that Innovative Farmers may be branded as IARI ambassadors for technology transfer in fields. He said that sharing of experiences among farming communities is vital for dissemination of technologies
Dr. T. Mohapatra, Director, IARI in his opening remarks, stressed the need for developing a closer network of all innovative farmers among themselves and also with the researchers. He highlighted the need to document these successful cases and declared that institute will be celebrating Farmer Innovator Day every year.
The contribution of Innovative Farmers in Agricultural Development was highlighted by Dr. J. P. Sharma, Joint Director (Extension), IARI.
85 innovative farmers representing 13 states of India participated in day-long deliberations to devise a strategy for Farmer Led Extension. Scientists, research managers, farmer innovators and lead marketing agencies participated.
(Source: ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi)