One-day workshop on Farmers' Producers Company held in Tezpur
A one-day workshop on Farmers’ Producers Company organized by Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project (APART) in collaboration with Sonitpur district administration and ATMA
TEZPUR: A one-day workshop on Farmers' Producers Company organized by Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project (APART) in collaboration with Sonitpur district administration and ATMA, was held on Wednesday in the Council Hall of Tezpur Central University. The workshop was inaugurated was Deputy Commissioner Bhupesh Chandra Das by lighting of the ceremonial lamp.
Altogether 14 Farmers' Producers' Companies, 10 from Sonitpur and four from Biswanath district took part in this one-day workshop, which had resource persons from Agriculture and other allied departments, NABARD and other banks, and Food Processing and Technology department of Tezpur University. The programme had been organized in association with APEDA, NABARD, FSSAI, IRRI, CIP, World Veg, ICCOA, NeML, Spices Board of India among others.
Delivering the inaugural speech, Deputy Commissioner Bhupesh Chandra Das welcomed the one-of-its-kind endeavour taken under APART to hold a conclave for farmers with a convergence of experts from various related fields and hoped the attendee farmers would benefit a lot from the workshop. He also appealed to all farmers present to adopt new agricultural technologies, latest seeds and fertilizers and learn about post harvesting processes and latest food processing technology in order to keep up with the requirements of changing times and turn the practical knowledge into income-generating activities.
In his welcome address, District Agriculture Officer Prakash Bora said that the workshop had been organized in line with the Prime Minister's vision of doubling farmers' income and it had been designed with the view to inform the farmer participants about latest technology, process of market linkage, about the market demands and smooth management of FPCs.
In the technical sessions, topics related to major opportunities and concerns of participating FPCs, statutory issues of FPCs, roles and responsibilities of BOD, CEO, food processing opportunity, value addition, market linkage and export, financing options for FPCs were covered for the benefit of the participating FPCs.