Indo-German Cooperation on Agricultural Market Development (AMD) Project, jointly with National Institute of Plant Health Management (NIPHM), Hyderabad and Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jaisalmer conducted three days residential training programs for Farmers Producer Organizations (FPOs) members on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) for Cumin and Coriander. The three days training program was conducted from 6th to 8th December, 2022 at KVK Jaisalmer. The first two days of the training program was focused on principles of Good Agriculture Practices, use of biofertilizer and biopesticides and last third day focused on scheduling a field visit to identify beneficial and harmful insects and their control management practices.
Dr. Sree Latha Edpuganti, Assistant Director, NIPHM and Dr. B. Shailaja, Entomologist expert at NIPHM were the major resource persons of the training program. Dr Deepak Chaturvedi, Senior scientist & head, KVK Jaisalmer welcomed all the participants and stressed the importance of Good Agricultural Practices for the farmers of cumin and coriander. The training program focused on adaption of Good Agricultural Practices by farmers for better harvest quality and increase the potential for exports to overseas markets. The training program was attended by around 30 farmers from Ramganjmandi and Jaisalmer district. The training program was moderated and coordinated by Mr Pratyush Ranjan Singh, Deputy Team Leader of the Indo-German Cooperation on Agricultural Market Development (AMD) Project.