Agricultural Extension Activities
Farmers' Training Programs
MSS regularly carries out training programs for farmers in surrounding villages in partnership with SFI on subjects like 'Training cum demonstration on System of Rice Intensification (SRI)', soybean cultivation, plant disease and pest management. With the help of ARTI, programs on usage of alternative fuel sources and Indoor Air Pollution management are carried out.
These activities are primarily concerned with the following main objectives:
- The dissemination of useful & practical information relating to agriculture, including improved seeds, fertilisers, implements, pesticides, improved cultural practices, dairying, poultry, nutrition, etc.
- The practical application of useful knowledge to farm & home
- Thereby ultimately to improve all aspects of life of the rural people within the framework of the national, economic & social policies involving the population as a whole.
Led by experts from local agricultural institutions, the workshops have proven so successful they have drawn large numbers of farmers from neighbouring communities, as well as from the faculty of the Anand Niketan Agriculture College.