10th January, 2022, Bhopal
The ICAR-Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh in association with the African-Asian Rural Development Organization (AARDO) has organized the E-training Programme on “Agricultural Engineering Technologies for Enhancing Productivity and Profitability in Agriculture Sector” from 10th to 21st January, 2022.
Delivering the inaugural address, Dr. Kanchan Kumar Singh, ADG (Farm Engineering), ICAR highlighted the importance of mechanization in the production and post-production agriculture for ensuring the timely operation, precise input applications and loss reduction.
His Excellency, Dr. Manoj Nardeosingh, Secretary General, AARDO opined that mechanization technologies are highly relevant to the developing countries. He also stressed that such technologies developed by the ICAR-CIAE, Bhopal and other organizations must reach AARDO member countries for the sustainable and profitable agriculture.
Earlier, welcoming the dignitaries, Dr. C.R. Mehta, Director, ICAR-CIAE, Bhopal briefed about the Institute’s activities. He also underlined the main objective of the programme to share the innovative agricultural engineering technologies developed by the Institute and other organizations for up-skilling and sensitizing the participants in the fields of pre and post-harvest mechanization.
A total of 74 participants from 19 AARDO Member Countries including India are participating in the programme.
(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh)