TOURS FOR FARMERS AND EXTENSION OFFICERS
the context of Globalization and open market it is very essential to update the
knowledge the farmer and the extension workers.
It is well known fact that “seeing
is believing”. The objective
of the study tours is to provide farmers/ extension workers an insight into the
advances made in the different types of farming and to show them the successful
projects in different parts of the World. The study tours would help to
establish more exchange programmes and a network with farmers of different
State/ Country/ World. Farmers and extension workers could get first-hand
experience during their visit and acquaint themselves with the latest and
improved farming technology. Organizing study tours to visit allied agricultural
institutions, organizations and progressive farmers’ fields can cover success
stories of the villages that have become self-sufficient and independent in
sustainable and integrated agriculture.
this scheme the farmers and extension workers will be also be taken to
Agriculture Universities/ KVKs and other reputed Agricultural Institutions
located in other States/ country to witness the ongoing agricultural advances.
Study tours in the past have proved to be very useful instrument for
technology transfer and awareness creation.
tour programme of farmers and extension workers of the state shall be taken up
at regular intervals so as to observe and know the recent research findings,
study of latest production technologies in the area of Agriculture and allied
fields within and outside the country and practice the same in their own farms
and be a model for the other farmers.
Farmers study tours can achieve the objectives mentioned below:
development on issues related to international agriculture, markets,
relationships, and economics.
issue identification to enhance products’/producers’ opportunities in
·Institutional relationships with
those organizations and companies with complementary interests in agriculture.
the importance and impact of national/international markets on food and agri
Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana also endorses and focuses on Study tours of
farmers to places of interest to them, especially to research institutions etc.
The State Agriculture Department proposes to the above
programme with an outlay of Rs.1 Crore per annum for a period of five years
amounting to Rs. 5 Crore for five years.