Agriculture Extension
MCM in association with the Department of Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development is working with the small and marginal farmers in 13 development blocks of four districts viz, Panna, Ajaygarh, Shahnagar, Gunnor, Pawai in Panna district,development blocks viz, Baldevgarh, Prthivpur, Niwari in Tikamgarh district and development blocks viz, Ishahnagar, Rajnagar, Lavkush Nagar in Chhatarpur district and two development blocks viz, Obeidullaganj, Udaipura in Raisen district. This agriculture extension project under Public Private Partnership mode provides need and demand based agronomic techniques and skills to farmers. Looking to the contribution of women in agricultural and allied activities, MCM has totally centered on project implementation with women farmers.
The women farmers are given hands on training on various package of practices for crops as recommended by Agriculture Universities or in farm field schools. Under the programme platform of self help groups formed under Tejaswini programme are used to conduct Farm Field School in each cropping season. On farm demonstrations are done to exhibit techniques of various crops in farmerís field. This is the fifth successive year of the programme, resulting in participation of women farmers in advancing farming systems.
MCM has organized 30 women farm field schools. A total of 208 agriculture and allied demonstrations for crops were organised for women farmers. Trainings were organized within district for 633 women farmers. 37 interstate trainings were also conducted during the year. In addition to trainings and the exposure visits, seeds, fertiliser and pesticides were also provided to women farmers for their farm field schools and demonstration plots.
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