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Training of district-level officers on sustainable agrifood systems, July 18 – 29, 2022 | FAO in India | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


01/08/2022

The second round comprising of two trainings on sustainable agrifood systems were organized at two different places to cover all agroclimatic zones of Andhra Pradesh, that is, at Krishi Vignana Kendram (KVK), Venkataramanna Gudem, West Godavari district, and Regional Horticulture Training Institute (RHTI), Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh. Apart from FAO personnel, resource persons that delivered their research findings and recommendations were from the following institutes:  Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR); Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR); Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA); Indian Institute Millets Research (IIMR); Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA); Indian Institute of Oil Seeds Research, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and Indian Institute of Maize Research (IIMR).

Key outputs of these trainings include:

  1. Enhanced capacities of 130 officers and 260 farmers on sustainable agrifood systems.
  2. Enhanced participants’ knowledge on conceptual understanding on Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) and organic certification, and internal control systems – for group certification process.
  3. GAP/Organic monitoring formats developed.
  4. Discussion on the crop-wise curricula specific to six agroclimatic zones (North coastal zone, High altitude Zone, Godavari zone, Krishna zone, Southern zone and Scarce rainfall zone) of Andhra Pradesh up to harvesting stage.



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