Training of Line Department Staff

Training of Officers:
The training of Officers is important as they have to act as resource persons to  impart  training  to  the  field  extension  functionaries  who  are directly  in contact  with the farmers. The Officers will need to be trained not only in productivity and quality improvement but also in different aspects of marketing and post-harvest  management.  The training will 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.

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 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 program.

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Training of Officers:
The training of Officers is important as they have to act as resource persons to  impart  training  to  the  field  extension  functionaries  who  are directly  in contact  with the farmers. The Officers will need to be trained not only in productivity and quality improvement but also in different aspects of marketing and post-harvest  management.  The training will 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.

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 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 program.

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.

Training of field extension functionaries:
The training of field extension functionaries is very important  to disseminate  the Project  theme to the farmers. The Project  would  succeed  only when farmers  are motivated  to adopt productivity  and quality improvement  techniques and market-led  production  practices. This would be possible if the field extension workers are competent in resource management and efficient production, marketing and post-harvest management technologies and practices. The importance of up-gradation of knowledge base of village extension functionaries cannot be over emphasized. The village extension functionaries from different Line Departments  would  be trained  in market  led  extension,  productivity  and quality  improvement  as  well  as  marketing  techniques  at  respective  departmental  training institutes

The  field  extension functionaries  of  all  Line  Departments  have  a  definite  role  to  play  in technology and knowledge transfer to the farmers so as to effectively link the farmers to the project activities. The emphasis of training would be on the Project linked commodities and also on the potential existing in the areas of their operations. The officers trained under the project would act as trainers to field extension functionaries. Trainings will be conducted  at Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs), Poly Clinics and RAMETIs. The field extension functionaries linked with project activities would be selected to undergo this training which will be structured one to serve the purpose of effective knowledge transfer to the farmers linked with project activities of respective Line Departments.

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