Workshop on Technical Assistance under DAFE Bill Melinda Gates Foundation partnership

  • | Tuesday | 1st October, 2019

Bhubaneswar: Workshop on Technical Assistance under DAFE & BMGF(Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) partnership for inclusive Agriculture Transformation and Programme Advisory Committee Meeting of ADAPT was held under the chairmanship of Minister, Agriculture & Farmers' Empowerment Dr Arun Kumar Sahoo at Krushibhawan , Bhubaneswar. Dr Saurabh Garg, Principal Secretary, DAFE, Shri M Hari Menon, Director, India Country Office, BMGF, Dr Purvi Mehta, Head of Asia, Agriculture, BMGF, Shri R Raghu Prasad, Commissioner cum Secretary, FARD attended the workshop. Among others Dr M Muthukumar, IAS, Director, Agriculture & FP, Dr Bijay Ketan Upadhyaya, IAS, Director, Horticulture, Smt Nidhi Nath Srinivas, Senior Program Officer, Agriculture, BMGF, Dr Enok Chikava, BMGF, Dr Christian Witt, BMGF, Stewart Collis, BMGF, Additional Secretary, Dr Banani Mohanty, Dr Prabhat Raul, Dean Extension, OUAT ADAPT team were some of the participants. From BMGF, Dr Purvi Mehta stated that the progress on various projects with DAFE is very much encouraging. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has been assisting the Department of Agriculture & Farmers' Empowerment, for improving delivery of services to farmers by use of digital methods and data driven decision support system.

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