The International Rice Research Institute-South Asia Regional Center (ISARC) conducted a 2-day Capacity Development & Training of the Trainers Program on Direct Seeded Rice (DSR) for farmers of Uttar Pradesh from 7th-8th June 2023.
The training was conducted in collaboration with UP-PRAGATI Accelerator Program and IRRI Education.
The two-day program, through in-class sessions, field demonstrations, and hands-on training, covered aspects pertinent to DSR. These include the DSR Crop establishment method, its economic and environmental benefits, land preparation, and water, nutrient and pest management. Other aspects of training include Business models in DSR, Suitable rice varieties in Uttar Pradesh, and farm machinery components & their operations. The program was positive in creating a platform for these farmers to get their queries addressed by IRRI Experts.
The program concluded on 8th June with the closing ceremony graced by the presence of Dr. Ashutosh Kumar Mishra, Joint Director-Agriculture, Government of Uttar Pradesh, Dr. Uma Shankar Singh, Asia and Africa Advisor for Research And Partnership, IRRI, Ms. Anjali Suneel Parasnis, Technical Coordinator 2030 WRG, Dr. Sudhanshu Singh, Director-IRRI- South Asia Regional Centre (ISARC) and Mr. Gopesh Tewari Head – IRRI Education.
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