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21st SAC Meeting of ICAR - KVK, North Goa

Scientific Advisory Committee Meeting (SAC) of ICAR – KVK, North Goa, ICAR – CCARI, Goa was held on 6th January, 2018. Dr. E. B. Chakurkar, Director, ICAR – CCARI, Goa chaired the meeting. In his inaugural remarks he stressed more on quality training programmes and need based demonstrations in the scientific manner. Dr. Lakhan Singh, Director, ICAR – ATARI, Pune in his remarks explained the purpose of On Farm Trials, Frontline Demonstrations and Impact Analysis. He also spoke on the role of KVK in demonstrating latest technologies in doubling the farmers income. Mr. Nelson F., Director, Directorate of Agriculture, Govt. of Goa spoke on the innovations of the farmers, post harvest technologies and marketing of farm produce for better income. The meeting was attended by representatives of line departments, farmer members, invitee farmers and scientists of the ICAR – CCARI, Goa. During the meeting work done during 2016-17 by ICAR – KVK, North Goa was reviewed and activities proposed for 2017-18 was discussed. Some of the following major suggestions were, 1) Documentation of the feedback and success stories. 2) Emphasis on Skill Development Trainings to be given. 3) More focus on use of fertilizers based on Soil Test Reports. 4) Documentations of success stories be shared with ATMA and Line departments for upscaling the technologies. Farmer members also actively participated in the discussion and appreciated the efforts of KVK for spread of technologies.

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