The Farmers’ Academy and Convention Centre (FACC) was assigned to carry out 25 residential training programmes for the Farmers (General and SC), Woman Farmers (General and ST) from the districts of South 24 Pgs., North 24 Pgs., Purulia, Bankura, Purba Bardhaman, Paschim Bardhaman, Purba Medinipur, Paschim Medinipur, Murshidabad, Nadia, Birbhum, Hoogly, Dakshin Dinajpur, Uttar Dinajpur, Malda, Jalpuaiguri, Coochbihar and Alipurduar. The residential training programmes were held at FACC Campus, BCKV, Kalyani in the year of 2017-18. Each batch comprised of 30 farmers/farm women. The FACC conducted 25 such training’s; thus 750 farmers and farm women participated in these training’s.
The focal objectives of the training’s were to develop the skills and knowledge of the farmers and farm women for achieving the following goals:
- To make the farmers acquainted with the scientific and modern agro-techniques for crop production;
- To develop their consciousness about the flaws and follies in the present intensive agricultural practices; To steer them towards adopting the best management practices to conserve soil, air, water, biodiversity i.e. the environment as whole;
- To make the farmers and farm women groomed in the integrated approach in all aspects of farming i.e. integrated nutrient management, integrated pest management integrated water management etc;
- To motivate them in developing a sustainable agricultural system through adopting Integrated Farming Practices for the sake of diversification in their livelihood options, better family income generation, food and nutritional security vis-a-vis environmental and biodiversity conservation.
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