A Training Programme on Seed Production and Marketing

Greetings from CSA and Nisargic Shethi Beej Producer Company Ltd!!!

We are pleased to inform you that CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE (CSA) and NISARGIC SHETHI BEEJ PRODUCER COMPANY LIMITED jointly organizing is a Training Programme on Seed Production and Marketing to be held at Wardha, Maharashtra, India from 2nd to 6th December, 2013. We are appending herewith details of the above-mentioned training for your perusal.

We request you to kindly depute the project manager/technical staff/project executive staff who is working on seed management (both formal and informal) from your organization or from the partner organizations. The purpose of the training programme is to augment knowledge and skills of Seed Production and marketing.

The course broadly covers:

Importance of seed in Sustainable Agriculture.

Institutions – Community Seed banks and Producer Company

Planning for seed production (Assessing demand, procurement, selection of seed farmers.

Seed Production Practices in Self Pollinated Crops, Cross often Pollinated crops and Cross pollinated crops.

Hybrid Seed Production in Cotton and Maize. (Parental lines and F1)

Setting up of Seed processing Units.

Seed Marketing- strategy.

Regulatory requirements for formal seed system.

Open Source Seed System

Participatory Approaches of seed management

Documentation on Value for Cultivation and Use.

Seats/No of Participants: 30

Medium: The entire course would be in English.

Participant: The course is designed for development professionals working to promote ecological farming/ organic farming/sustainable agriculture. Persons that need technical exposure in the organizations working in agriculture field can apply.

Course fee:  Rs. 10,000 per participants (Food, Accommodation, resource material and Local conveyance to seed production plots and seed processing units). The completed nomination form along with the requisite fee Demand Draft/ Multi-city cheque / Bank Transfer in favour of the CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE PAYABLE AT HYDERABAD should be sent to the undersigned on or before the 20/11/2013.

In case you need any clarification or more information, please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned (Mobile: +91-7386145368, 040-27014302 and 27017735

Email: rajashekar@csa-india.org).

For more details: Seed Procuction and Marketing broacher.pdf Final final

Training Invitation letter: Training Invitation letter on seed production & marketing