Farmers get training in Group-Led-Extension

Ludhiana, Jun 10: The farm experts of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) emphasized on strengthening the research-extension-farmer-marketing linkages during the two-day training course on “Role of Public-Private Partnership in Agricultural Development” and “Group-Led-Extension,” which concluded in the University on Friday.

The course was conducted under the guidance of R.S. Sidhu, Director of Extension Education, PAU. Agriculture and horticulture development officers, district extension specialists and scientists from Krishi Vigyan Kendras participated in the course.
During the training course, experts presented an overview of Punjab’s agriculture and changing scenario of food marketing. Besides, they shed light on farmer-led-extension, market-led-extension, capacity building of farmers’ groups, participatory rural appraisal, team building, conflict management and communication skills.┬áIn addition, they laid thrust on cooperative farming, organic farming and role of