Indian Council of Agricultural Research signs a MOU with Amazon Kisan to Empower Farmers

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Amazon-Kisan-to-Empower-FarmersIndian 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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