Indo-German Cooperation on Agricultural Market Development (AMD) Project, jointly with Directorate of Agricultural Marketing and Foreign Trade, GoUP, Directorate of Marketing and Inspections (DMI) Regional office -Lucknow, and National Institute of Plant Health Management (NIPHM), Hyderabad conducted three days residential training programs for Farmers Producer Organizations (FPOs) members on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Phytosanitary Treatments for the crops of Mangoes and Green Chili. The three days training program was conducted from 20th to 22nd December, 2022 at Lucknow. The first two days of the training program was focused on principles of Good Agriculture Practices and phytosanitary treatments and a field visit program at the Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture (CISH) institute was conducted on the third day. 30 FPO members participated in the training program from the different districts of Uttar Pradesh State.
Dr. Lanvanya Nelam and Dr Damodara Chari , from NIPHM were the major resource presons of the training program. Dr. Gajendra Singh, Deputy Agricultural Marketing Adviser from Directorate of Marketing and Inspection, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, and Mr Sanjay Kumar, Assistant Director from Directorate of Agricultural Marketing and Foreign Trade, GoUP highlighted the benefits of different government program related to value chain development of Mangoes and Green Chilli and promotion of export measures. Mr Pratyush Ranjan Singh, Deputy Team Leader of the Indo-German Cooperation on Agricultural Market Development (AMD) Project stressed the importance of Good Agricultural Practices for the farmers so that they can access better international markets. The training program focused on adoption of Good Agricultural Practices by farmers for better harvest quality and increase the potential for exports to overseas markets, specfically for European Union markets.
Dr. G B Singh, from Central Integrated Pest Management Centre, Lucknow took a detailed session on Phytosanitary treatments for exports .The training program was attended by around 30 FPOs members from Uttar Pradesh state.