training should enable the officers to impart marketing related skills to the field extension functionaries and farmers. The training would also cover the project activities envisaged under Component B so that the officers are well equipped to implement their respective department’s activities effectively. Orientation workshops will be organized to familiarize the line department field staff with project design, what is to be done, where, by whom, when and how.
11. The Class I / Class II officers would be selected for training. They would be trained at training institutes of respective line departments. Selected officers of Agriculture and other Departments will be trained at VANAMATI, Nagpur. IIM, Ahmedabad will develop training module and curriculum and arrange training to the officers of Animal Husbandry Department. The cost of training would involve expenditure on accommodation, food, training material, honorarium of trainers and stationery field visits. The trainings would be well structured and aimed to link the officers with project activities effectively. Training of a total 24 batches (30 officers per batch) in Agriculture department and 17 officers from the Animal Husbandry Department are contemplated under this programme.
12. Foreign training: The project would require continuous capacity building of officers of all line departments to carry forward the theme of project in an effective manner. The emphasis of capacity building would remain market-led extension, agribusiness and efficient production and post-harvest management practices of agri-horti commodities. The knowledge generated in this area in foreign countries needs to be studied for replication with necessary modifications in the project. A total of 8 officers drawn from different line departments would be deputed for training outside the country during project period. The officers working in the project would be selected for foreign training. They would be required to work in the project at least for three years after returning from training.
13. Training of field extension functionaries: The training