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ICAR-IGFRI to Host Training on Entrepreneurship Development in Machine Manufacturing for Fodder Production, Processing and Utilization

ICAR-IGFRI's Agribusiness Incubation Centre to Host Training on Entrepreneurship Development in Machine Manufacturing for Fodder Production, Empowering Entrepreneurs in Agriculture.

Shivam Dwivedi
ICAR-IGFRI to Host Training on Entrepreneurship Development in Machine Manufacturing for Fodder Production, Processing and Utilization
ICAR-IGFRI to Host Training on Entrepreneurship Development in Machine Manufacturing for Fodder Production, Processing and Utilization

The Agribusiness Incubation Centre of ICAR-IGFRI (Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi is going to conduct a five-day training on Entrepreneurship Development in Machine Manufacturing for Fodder Production, Processing and Utilization. This training will cover design aspects and machine manufacturing practices in fodder production, processing and utilization including agronomic practices, harvesting and chaffing, product development etc. with the sole objective of developing a commercially viable enterprise of machine manufacturing and its marketing.

Therefore, the training is tailored to ensure different stakeholders develop an understanding/ideas about the selection of proper machines in various agricultural operations with their technical details, machine manufacturing process and their use and make them self-reliant in the production and marketing of their products. This training will also support the startups to enter into a new venture of ‘Agri-Business’ for interested clients/ farmers/ entrepreneurs in developing their own business for supplying and manufacturing different machines to their clientele.

Objectives:

  • To appraise and sensitize the participants about the selection of different machines in different agricultural practices

  • To develop entrepreneurship in Machine Manufacturing

The mechanization in fodder production is yet to achieve its full potential as compared to traditional and cash crops. This training is being organized to explore the possibilities of entrepreneurship in machinery-use in fodder crops. This training will provide knowledge on mechanization in fodder production and processing, the economics of mechanization in fodder production, and practical aspects of green fodder production and fodder products including TMR, feed pellets, leaf meal and silage.

This training will cover design aspects and machine manufacturing practices in fodder production, processing and utilization including agronomic practices, harvesting and chaffing, product development etc. with the sole objective of developing a commercially viable enterprise of machine manufacturing and its marketing.

Course Contents

The entire course curriculum would emphasize the theoretical and practical aspects of machinery use in green fodder production and processing.

Demonstrations/Hand-on Experience & Visits

Practical visit to institute central farm, Institute dairy and machinery workshop, laboratories, Experimental fields of IGFRI and Sister Institutes, and Industries under Bundelkhand Chambers of Commerce. Hands-on training on machine design, manufacturing, operations, care and maintenance will also be covered.

Important Dates

  • Last date for receipt of nomination: 24th June, 2024

  • Intimation to selected candidates: 25th June, 2024

  • Training Period: 01-05 July, 2024

  • Registration fee (Only for 12 selected candidates): Rs. 1000/- (to be deposited after final list of selected candidates is approved)

Who can Apply?

Farmers/Entrepreneurs/ FPOs/SHGs/NGOs or any individuals interested in the selection, use and manufacturing of Agricultural Machines for entrepreneurship development can apply. However, the total number of participants per batch will be restricted to 12 on first cum-first serve basis.

How to Apply?

Farmers/Entrepreneurs/ FPOs/SHGs/NGOs or any individuals are suggested to fill google form (Link- https://forms.gle/bDkD5Z69MLyHc8Nu7). Only On-Line Nominations are accepted. Besides filling Google form, nominations will also be accepted through e-mail (abic.igfri@gmail.com). However, the format as appeared on Google link and given below will only be considered.​

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