30th September, Sankilo village, Cuttack
A Training-cum-Workshop on “Promoting Entrepreneurship through Women Farmer Producer Organizations (WFPOs)" under ICAR-NASF project was organized by ICAR- Central Institute for Women in Agriculture, Bhubaneshwar in Sankilo village under Nischintakoili block, Cuttack district of Odisha today.
At the outset, Dr. Lipi Das Principal Scientist (Agril. Extension) and PI of the project briefed about Promoting Entrepreneurship through Women Farmer Producer Organizations (WFPOs) “Ananaya Farmer Producer Company Limited” to fetch market linkage, better price and profits. She urged the farm women to prepare different value added products from vegetables, fruits, rice, mushroom and milk and linking those products to market through WFPOs. She also discussed about role of farm women to build an Atmanirbhar Bharat by the help of WFPOs.
Dr. Biswanath Sahoo, Principal Scientist, Animal Nutrition explained about role of women FPOs in promoting dairy entrepreneurship and self-reliance (Atmanirbhar). He highlighted about scientific method of preparation of different value added products from milk and their market linkage through WFPOs to get maximum financial benefits. He also stressed upon green fodder cultivation for optimum feeding of dairy animals.
The members of WFPO ‘Ananaya Farmer Producer Company Limited’ interacted with the experts and discussed about identified activities to be taken up and approaches for implementing such activities in an entrepreneurial mode.
The Training-cum-Workshop was attended by about 70 participants including scientists of ICAR-CIWA, farm women, farmers, Personnel from Line Department and Media Personnel.
(Source: ICAR- Central Institute for Women in Agriculture, Bhubaneshwar)