Initiative to promote collective farming

  • Initiative to promote collective farming

    Summary: Under the initiative, collective farming would be encouraged by creating farmers interest groups (FIG), farmers producers groups (FPG) and farmers producer organisations (FPO). | Photo Credit: B. Velankanni RajWith the State government launching an initiative to promote collective farming, the Agriculture Department officials on Saturday urged farmers to pool their land and resources to derive the benefits of large-scale farming. Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Agriculture R. Doraikannu observed that the State can make big strides in increasing productivity through the collective farming initiative. Agriculture Minister R. Doraikannu inspecting value-added products at a seminar on collective farming in Tiruchi on Saturday. Each FPG would have a minimum of 100 farmers so that they can adopt a collective method of farming.

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    Agriculture Minister R. Doraikannu inspecting value-added products at a seminar on collective farming in Tiruchi on Saturday. Ministers Vellamandi N.Natarajan and S.Valarmathi look on , As Reported By Hindu.

    According to the Newspaper,| Photo Credit: B. Velankanni Raj With the State government launching an initiative to promote collective farming, the Agriculture Department officials on Saturday urged farmers to pool their land and resources to derive the benefits of large-scale farming. With nearly 92% of farmers in Tamil Nadu being small and marginal farmers with limited capacity to mobilise credit, adopt latest technologies and add value to their produce, the initiative aims at the increasing their income through collective farming and pooling of resources. Under the initiative, collective farming would be encouraged by creating farmers interest groups (FIG), farmers producers groups (FPG) and farmers producer organisations (FPO).

    Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Tiruchirapalli/initiative-to-promote-collective-farming/article19485013.ece


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