Good News for Farmers in 2020! East-West Seeds to Train 35,000 Farmers on Advanced Farming
As reported, it aims to train about 35,000 farmers during 2020, would demonstrate how quality seeds and improved methods can provide value to farming and raise incomes of smallholder vegetable farmers. The project is aimed to be expanded to Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, and Uttarakhand.
Simon Groot, the founder of the Thailand-headquartered Dutch tropical vegetables seed major, won the 2019 World Food Prize, trained 22,500 farmers in 2019 in Odisha, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh.
A total of $2-million support has been received from Netherland for the project, which is decided to be expanded to Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, and Uttarakhand, says reports. Moreover, Solidarid, SDGP, and EWSI are taking part in a project in MP to train 30,000 farmers to adopt good Agri practices, post-harvest technology, and integrated pest management.
Dilip Rajan, India Managing Director of EWSI said, “India is an important market for EWS International and we are constantly firming up plans to expand the bouquet of products, bring the latest technology and serve smallholder farmers”.