Agro Business and Upgradation Training Program
The agrarian progress during the past few years has, however, slackened and serious asymmetries exist in science-led growth of agriculture, farmers’ income and food and nutrition securities. These asymmetries are exacerbated due to the volatilities in climate change and markets, and the declining land, water and biodiversity resources. The not so satisfactory state of India’s food and agriculture system and agrarian economy could partly be attributed to the decline in quality of agricultural Production knowledge, viz erosion of basic sciences from agricultural curricula, extensive inbreeding, serious skill gaps, and poor employability of agriculture graduates. Thus, bridging these gaps in the availability of quality human resources must be a high national priority
Impediments to meeting the industry’s skills shortages include low levels of industry participation in farming and training, low numbers of under-graduates and graduates in tertiary agriculture courses, poor awareness of agricultural career pathways and the limited capacity of the current education and training system to deliver innovative training solutions.
Proposed up-gradation and training program aimed to cover the gap of knowledge and technological backlog which may not to be affect the farming same as agro business need to knowledge of market need and market linkup and good quality of seed and natural pesticides so for this training is to base of eyes breaking session and lead to further project related agribusiness at rural region of vidharbha
In May 2018, the working group held a workshop in Gondia to share knowledge and information between farming group members and experts to begin the processing of identifying key Agro business, training and skills issues facing the agriculture industry. The workshop also provided the opportunity for the group to plan its future activities. The workshop program covered issues relating to the availability of labour and skills data, education, vocational education and training and the industry’s perspective on farming and skills issues facing agriculture. Each topic was introduced by a short presentation given by experts in the area followed by an open discussion between the workshop participants.
As we found the open discussion between the workshop participant as followed The poor image and promotion of agriculture, Declining rural population, An ageing workforce, Impediments to addressing the skills shortage, A lack of emphasis on education and training in the industry, A failure to attract students to study agriculture, Inflexibility in the delivery of training by government institutions.Business management skills for farmers
Farming has changed and producers now need technical knowledge as well as advanced business management and leadership skills to manage their many challenges, including farming, labour and skills shortages. This includes skills in national to international markets, risk management, strategic thinking, negotiation, decision-making, financial planning, human resource management and environmental management.
Securing an adequate supply of suitably skilled farmer and labor is important for optimizing India’s agricultural productivity and output. The workforce not only needs to be large enough to enable the industry to remain productive and competitive, it must also have the right skills and training to allow the industry to grow and improve its performance by becoming more innovative and responsive to change. Traditional Farming and skills shortages are being experienced in a wide range of sectors and rural and regional areas more broadly. While the current downturn in the mining sector and seasonal improvements have seen an increase in people taking up jobs in agriculture, these are not expected to cover the short and long term demands within the industry. The issues are complex with various factors contributing to the Farmers skills shortages. The issues go beyond the capacity of any one organization or government portfolio to understand and respond to. As such, it is important to establish better working relationships across government and industry organizations. This will help coordinate and share information on Farming and skills policies and programs. It will also help to develop more strategic and consistent approaches to these issues. These strategies may build on existing activities or may require a new policy approach or a new initiative. Industry plays a crucial role in providing leaderships on agriculture workforce, Farmers skills issues and has a responsibility to promote their business and work together to drive and champion these issues.