ICAR-IISR, Lucknow inks MoU with NamFarmers.com for faster dissemination of technologies in digital mode
9th November 2022, Lucknow
ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow signed an MoU with NamFarmers.com for faster dissemination of IISR developed technologies here today. The MoU will be helpful in quick dissemination of ICAR-IISR developed technologies.
The MoU was signed by Dr. A.D. Pathak, Director, ICAR-IISR, Lucknow and Mr. Asif Riaz, General Manager, NamFarmers.com on behalf of respective organizations.
Dr. R.K. Singh, Assistant Director General (CC), ICAR was present on the occasion. He said the ICAR-IISR, Lucknow has shown promising results after signing an MoU with DSCL Sugars under PPP mode for doubling the farmer’s income.
Dr Pathak said that there is immense scope for dissemination of improved sugarcane production technology as the Institute has developed number of improved sugarcane varieties with matching production and protection technologies which need faster dissemination among the stakeholders.
ICAR-IISR, Lucknow is an apex organization involved in research and development of sugarcane, while
NamFarmers.com is a mobile based digital platform that connects agricultural stakeholders all over the world and caters to their various agricultural information need in digital mode. It’s a social media platform dedicated to agriculture and an online marketplace for farmers to sell or buy agri-products at better prices.
Under this MoU, the ICAR-IISR, Lucknow will get Rs. 2/- each for the registration of each sugarcane farmer with NamFarmers.com. The advisory and technological information shared by the IISR, Lucknow will be sponsored by private firms on Nam Farmers.com and thus 25% of the revenue earned by the firm will be shared with IISR, Lucknow.
Dr. A.K. Sah, Principal Scientist and Nodal officer of the programme remarked that this MoU will pave a long way in reaching out to large section of cane growers all over the country with production, protection and processing technologies of sugarcane for enhancing income of the farmers.
(Source: ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow)