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IIVR's Agriculture Fair Showcases Cutting-edge Tech and Insights for Farmers

The Indian Institute of Vegetable Research (IIVR) in Varanasi hosted a two-day Regional Agriculture Fair that drew over 2,800 farmers, including 1,000 women from nearby states. The event served as a valuable platform for knowledge sharing and exposure to the latest advancements in agricultural technology, techniques, and products.

IIVR's Agriculture Fair Showcases Cutting-edge Tech and Insights for Farmers
IIVR's Agriculture Fair Showcases Cutting-edge Tech and Insights for Farmers (Image Credit: Yahoo Image)

Eager to expand the horizons, farmers actively participated in technical sessions, interacted with experts, and explored the numerous stalls showcasing innovative solutions. Dr. Tushar Kanti Behera, Director of IIVR, reaffirmed the institute's dedication to empowering farmers through continuous research and outreach initiatives.

The fair featured insightful sessions on diverse topics. Dr. US Gautam, Deputy Director General of Krishi Prasar, ICAR, emphasized the significance of bridging the gap between research and practice. He applauded the fair's role in disseminating valuable knowledge directly to farmers, highlighting government schemes like AARYA and Drone Didis that promote youth engagement and women's empowerment in agriculture.

The first session explored the potential of microorganisms in sustainable farming. Dr. Sudarshan Maurya provided hands-on training on mushroom cultivation, specifically targeting women farmer groups from various regions. This session highlighted the importance of adopting eco-friendly practices for long-term agricultural success.

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The second session, chaired by Dr. Anand Kumar Singh, Vice-Chancellor of Chandrashekhar Azad Agriculture University, Kanpur, recognized agriculture as the backbone of rural self-reliance.

Experts like Dr. Tushar Kanti Behera and Dr. Sudhakar Pandey discussed entrepreneurship opportunities in vegetable cultivation and the nutritional value of vegetables for human health. The session also covered advancements in fruit and flower production and export, providing farmers with valuable insights into diverse horticultural avenues.

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The IIVR's Agri Fair transcended mere information sharing. It provided a platform for farmers to connect with experts, explore new technologies, and gain practical skills. This knowledge exchange empowers them to make informed decisions, adopt sustainable practices, and enhance their agricultural productivity and income.

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