Leading agrochemical company Insecticides (India) Limited has signed an MOU through IIL Foundation with ICAR-IARI (the Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi), the government's apex agriculture research body, to train farmers and inculcate the best farming practices among the farming community.
Under this initiative, few village clusters will be selected, and selected farmers from them will be given complete training from sowing to harvesting. They will be trained by the experts from ICAR-IARI and adopt the latest technology available. Complete farming will be done in the supervision of those experts only. The scope will include a variety of crops as per the cropping pattern of the area. This will be a three years agreement.
“We are glad to announce our MoU with ICAR-IARI. This will help the farming community to improve and maximize its output. In India, many farmers still follow subsistence/ traditional farming and are not able to fully utilise the resources available to them. It is imperative for us to help farmers and impart knowledge regarding best agricultural techniques and methods and train them to increase their yield. We look forward to making a difference to the farmer's community,” said Rajesh Aggarwal, Managing Director, IIL.
Dr. K V Prabhu, Joint Director (Research), IARI, New Delhi was present at the occasion and he appreciated the efforts of the company and assured that the success of this project will encourage us to take up many more such projects in the interest of the farmers. Collaboration of the Academia and the industry is vital for the agriculture.
The IIL Foundation which works closely with farmers conducts a series of activities across India aimed at improving the lives of farmers and families by providing awareness, school aid and more. Agricultural experts and scientists working with IIL Foundation offer progressive farm training to cultivators, while educating them on better soil fertility management and judicious use of agro chemicals. The organization's experts regularly interact with farmers to provide them scientific support and knowledge to help increase yields and crop quality.