Strengthening of FIACs

The Farm Information and Advisory Centre (FIAC) will act as the extension planning and operational arm of ATMA. It is a common meeting point for line departments to prepare detailed extension program and coordinate their implementation at the taluka level. It is a level where farmer input can be effectively mobilized through a Farmer Advisory Committee (FAC). The FIACs are housed at Agri Clinics / Taluka Seed Farms at taluka level. Support will be provided for setting up two FIACs in each district. The selection of blocks where FIACs will be set up will be linked with the locations where improvement of marketing infrastructure is supported under Component B.

Special studies:
The market potential of major commodity and supply chains in a given district needs to be assessed. This will help agri-preneurs and farmer groups to suitably organize/modify their business activities taking into consideration the marketing potential. The study of this nature requires expertise in agri-marketing /agribusiness. The information generated through this kind of special studies will be shared with FIACs, agri-preneurs and other stake holders. The special studies would be got done by the reputed experts in private sector through ABPF.

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The Farm Information and Advisory Centre (FIAC) will act as the extension planning and operational arm of ATMA. It is a common meeting point for line departments to prepare detailed extension program and coordinate their implementation at the taluka level. It is a level where farmer input can be effectively mobilized through a Farmer Advisory Committee (FAC). The FIACs are housed at Agri Clinics / Taluka Seed Farms at taluka level. Support will be provided for setting up two FIACs in each district. The selection of blocks where FIACs will be set up will be linked with the locations where improvement of marketing infrastructure is supported under Component B.

Special studies:
The market potential of major commodity and supply chains in a given district needs to be assessed. This will help agri-preneurs and farmer groups to suitably organize/modify their business activities taking into consideration the marketing potential. The study of this nature requires expertise in agri-marketing /agribusiness. The information generated through this kind of special studies will be shared with FIACs, agri-preneurs and other stake holders. The special studies would be got done by the reputed experts in private sector through ABPF.

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