Indian Council of Agricultural Research signs a MOU with Amazon Kisan to Empower Farmers
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) signed an MoU with Amazon Farmer on 9th June.
An overview of the news
The MoU aims to create synergy between these two organizations to guide farmers on scientific cultivation of various crops for optimum yield and income.
ICAR will provide technical support to farmers through Amazon's network.
This collaboration will enable farmers to access valuable agricultural knowledge and resources, improve their livelihood and increase crop yield.
By adopting these practices, farmers can improve their income and overall profitability.
The objective of this MoU is to ensure access to high quality fresh produce for consumers across India.
Through initiatives such as Amazon Fresh, consumers will have reliable access to fresh farm products.
Expansion of cooperation on the basis of successful pilot project
A successful pilot project between ICAR-KVK (Krishi Vigyan Kendra) in Pune and Amazon has decided to expand the collaboration.
The precision farming practices developed through extensive research will be disseminated for the benefit of a wider group of farmers.
Empowering farmers through technology transfer
Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs), Krishi Vigyan Kendras under ICAR, will play an important role in empowering farmers by taking advantage of technology transfer.
This would include sharing of technological advancements and implementing capacity building programs to empower farmers with knowledge and skills.
Training & Marketing Support
Amazon will provide training support to the farmers, helping them improve their understanding of modern farming practices.
Additionally, Amazon will assist farmers in marketing their produce by creating a direct connection between farmers and consumers through its online platform.
About Indian Council of Agricultural Research
It is an autonomous body formerly known as the Imperial Council of Agricultural Research.
Headquarters - New Delhi
Established - 1929
The Union Minister of Agriculture serves as its president. Presently its president is Narendra Singh Tomar.
ICAR is the largest network of agricultural research and education institutes in the world.
Rashtriya Raksha University (RRU)
RRU is an Institution of National Importance under the Ministry of Home Affairs.
It is a pioneering national security and police University of India.
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