4th May, 2022, Hyderabad
The a-IDEA, ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad organized the “Farmers, FPO’s/FPC, Start-Ups Immersion Programme” at Warangal here today.
The Programme was organized in collaboration with the NABARD, Warangal with an objective to connect the Start-Ups associated with the a-IDEA Technology Business Incubator with the FPOs of Warangal District.
Dr. B. Gopi, I.A.S., District Collector, Warangal, Hyderabad underlined the problems faced by the small & marginal farmers and the lack of required MSP for their products & the role of FPOs in the agricultural ecosystem.
Dr. S. Senthil Vinayagam, C.E.O., a-IDEA, ICAR-NAARM, Hyderabad outlined the role of the technology-based Start-Ups in up-scaling the FPOs in the different parts of the country.
Shri Sushil Kumar, GM, APGVB; Shri Sathyam DGM, Union Bank of India; Shri Chandra Shekar, DDM, NABARD; Shri Ravi, DDM, NABARD and Dr. V.V. Sumanth Kumar, Principal Scientist, ICAR-NAARM, Hyderabad highlighted the importance of the Start-Ups and support from the various funding agencies to the FPOs and Start-Ups.
About 21 Start-Ups presented their innovations to 50 FPOs and it provided the platform for networking among them for the successful business transactions.
(Source: ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad)