ICAR-DOGR organize Farmers Fair and Farmers-Scientists Interface under Kisan Bhagidari Prathmikta Hamari Compaign



ICAR-DOGR in collaboration with Gramonnati Mandal Krishi Vigyan Kendra Narayangaon (Pune II), Maharashtra State Agriculture Department, and ATMA, Pune has organized Kisan Mela (Farmers fair), exhibition of improved technologies and farmer scientist interface on 26th April 2022 at Krishi Vigyan Kendra Narayangaon (Pune II) as part of the KISAN BHAGIDARI -PRATHMIKTA HAMARI CAMPAIGN during Aazadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav being conducted during 25th to 30th April 2022.

A total of 210 participants including farmers and farmer producer organizations, staff of the agriculture department and KVKs were participated in the programme.  The programme were graced by the presence of Dr Lakhan Singh, Director, ATARI, Pune, Mr. Anil Meher (Chairman, KVK Narayangaon), Mr. Dashrath Tambale (Agri. Director (ATMA) Maharashtra State, Pune), Mr. Manojkumar Dhage (SDAO, Rajgurunagar), Mr. Prashant Shete (Senior Scientist & Head, KVK Narayangaon), Dr. Rajiv Kale (Senior Scientist, Agriculture Extension, ICAR-DOGR, Pune), Mr. Sanjay Karnik (Programme Head, D.D. Sahyadri, Pune), Dr. Sanjay Pandhare (Director, MAHAFPO E Krishi, Pune), Mr. Sanjeev Rathod (G.I.C., Narayangaon) & other dignitaries.

Dr Singh, addressed the participants and appreciated the efforts of the KVK towards farmer participatory technology transfer to improve the yield and income of the farmers. Mr Meher stressed on post-harvest and marketing aspect where the farmers participation and skill development is necessary.  Mr Tambale focused on the strengthening Farmer Producers Companies to develop farmer participatory value chain.

Dr Rajiv Kale, Senior Scientist, ICAR –DOGR delivered talk on Onion Storage and post harvest management in farmer scientist interface. Sh. Dipak Narawade Natural Farming Expert shared his experiences on Natural farming. Dr Sanjay Pandhare Director MAHAFPO, E-krishi delivered talk on Government schemes for farmer producer companies. Programme ended with vote of thanks.