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Good News! East-West Seeds to Train 35,000 Farmers on Advanced Farming in 2020

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

Good news is waiting for the 35,000 farmers across the nation in the upcoming year 2020. East-West Seeds India (EWSI), the hybrid seed manufacturer has recently reported that it is going to enlarge its Knowledge Transfer Programme (KTP), diversifying its portfolio of hybrid vegetable seeds and strengthening its research capabilities in the country. As reported, it aims to train about 35,000 farmers during 2020, would demonstrate how quality seeds and improved methods can provide value to farming and raise incomes of smallholder vegetable farmers. Moreover, the project is decided to be expanded to Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, and Uttarakhand.

The founder of the Thailand-headquartered Dutch tropical vegetables seed major, Simon Groot won the 2019 World Food Prize, trained 22,500 farmers in 2019 in Odisha, Maharastra, Karnataka, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh.

As per reports, a total of $2-million support has been received from Netherland for the project, which is decided to be expanded to Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, and Uttarakhand.  Moreover, Solidarid, SDGP, and EWSI are taking part in a project in MP to train 30,000 farmers to adopt good Agri practices, post-harvest technology, and integrated pest management.

Dilip Rajan, India Managing Director of EWSI said, “India is an important market for EWS International and we are constantly firming up plans to expand the bouquet of products, bring the latest technology and serve smallholder farmers”.

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