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MoU to help promote millets and value-added millet products in international markets

In a move to harness the export potential of millets to the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCCs), the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) which works under the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lulu Hypermarket LLC.

APEDA aims to promote millet products and value-added products around the world in association with Lulu Group, which is an international retail hypermarket chain that operates stores and shopping malls across Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, India and the Far East.

As per the agreement, the Lulu Group will facilitate promotional activities for millet products and enable the country to display millets and its value-added products, ready to eat products in international retail chains by sourcing it from Farmer Producer Organisations, Farmer Producer Companies, women entrepreneurs and startups.

APEDA will facilitate manufacturers to send various samples of millet products to Lulu Hypermarkets, which will be showcased at its various stores. APEDA, in association with Lulu Group, will also provide assistance in the labelling of the products in accordance with the requirement of different importing countries.

As a part of its series of events for the promotion of the International Year of Millets (IYoM) 2023, APEDA is organising export promotion activities for millets in 16 International Trade Fairs, including Gulfood 2023.

India has exported millets worth $ 46.05 million from April-November 2022-23 and the UAE is the major importing country of Indian millets. The signing of the MoU will facilitate APEDA’s strategy to promote the export of millets and its value-added products in West Asian countries to achieve the overall set target of USD 100 million for the export of millets and its value-added products by 2025.

The MoU was signed between Dr Tarun Bajaj, Director of APEDA and Salim VI, the Chief Operating Officer of LuLu Group in presence of APEDA Chairman Dr M Angamuthu, Consul General of India Dr Aman Puri and M.A. Yusuff Ali, the Chairman & Managing Director of Luu Group.

Speaking on the occasion, APEDA Chairman M Angamuthu said, “It’s a good opportunity to boost our exports as India has very distinctive traditional varieties of millets which are loved by health-conscious people. The export of millets will help in increasing the income of farmers.”

APEDA has also planned to organise millet promotional activities in South Africa, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Sydney, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States of America by facilitating the participation of different stakeholders from India in some of the significant food shows, Buyer Seller Meets and Road Shows.

MoU to help promote millets and value-added

Through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to the bank accounts of more than 8 crore beneficiary farmers across the country.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi transferred the 13th instalment of about Rs 16,800 crore under the ambitious Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme of the Government of India, through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to the bank accounts of more than 8 crore beneficiary farmers across the country. Thousands of farmers were present in this huge programme at Belagavi in Karnataka, while crores of farmers and others joined online. Chief Minister of Karnataka, Basavraj Bommai, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of State for Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs, Pralhad Joshi and Union Minister of State for Agriculture, Shobha Karandlaje and other elected representatives were also present on the occasion.

On this occasion, Prime Minister Modi said that today the whole of India has got a big gift from Belagavi. Another instalment of PM-Kisan has been transferred to the farmers of the country. With just one click, more than Rs. 16,000 crores have reached the bank accounts of crores of farmers across the country. Such a huge amount has been transferred in a moment, with no middleman, no cut-commission and no corruption, this is Modi’s Government, every bit is yours, and it is for you. There are 80-85 per cent of small farmers in India, now these Small Farmers are a priority of the government. About Rs. 2.5 lakh crores so far has been deposited in the accounts of these small farmers. Of this, more than Rs. 50,000 crores have been deposited in the accounts of our sisters and mothers. The Prime Minister said that since 2014, the country has been continuously moving towards a transformational change in agriculture. We are associating agriculture with modernity. In 2014, the budget for Agriculture was Rs. 25,000 crores, whereas this time our Agricultural Budget is more than Rs 1.25 lakh crore. We are connecting more and more farmers with Kisan Credit Cards. Our government has always kept the interests of sugarcane farmers paramount. In this year’s budget, an important decision has been taken related to sugarcane farmers. We have launched the PM Pranam Yojana for the farmers, through this, the States that reduce the use of chemical fertilizer will get additional help from the Centre.

Through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to the

The new smaller-sized GrowPod is built into a 20-foot-long insulated shipping container and can be customised to include well-designed features

Advanced Container Technologies, announced it is now shipping a new smaller-sized GrowPod – a specially designed, transportable controlled environment farm.

Some of the world’s largest and best-known resorts are now using controlled environment farms to provide their restaurants and patrons with premium food that not only is free from chemicals, herbicides and pathogens but also can be picked at the peak of flavour and freshness for quality that is better than organic.

The new smaller-sized GrowPod is built into a 20-foot-long insulated shipping container and can be customised to include well-designed features such as a 5-tier / 5-channel growing system with a hand sink, nursery, and prep area. The GrowPod also features a secure entry door with an air curtain, stainless steel worktops, commercial grade flooring and NSF-rated walls, and complete environmental control – accessible through a cloud-based mobile application.

Today, many Caribbean resorts import much of their produce from Miami or from local farmers. But there are limitations to this practice: The trip from Florida doesn’t fare well for food freshness, and there is only a limited supply from local farmers. On some islands, more than 90 per cent of the food consumed there is imported.

“We wound up throwing away 40 per cent of the produce, especially the more sensitive greens because of the state they arrived in,” said Robin Jance, food and beverage director of one popular resort.

To solve this problem, some resorts are investing in hydroponic farms like GrowPods.

Using a GrowPod hydroponic modular container, resorts can grow certain types of leafy greens and microgreens. Now, rather than importing these items, resorts can purchase seeds and let them germinate in the nursery for a few weeks, then transplant the seedlings into the vertical cultivation area where they mature in four to five weeks, depending on the crop.

“It’s a protected environment so the resort doesn’t have to worry about too much sun or rain or heat or insects, said Doug Heldoorn, CEO of ACTX. “And since the container is a closed-loop system, water doesn’t evaporate – unlike a typical garden or farm, which provides a significant reduction in water usage over conventional farming.”

With GrowPods, resorts can incorporate a farm-to-fork concept at their restaurants, and offer guests the cleanest, most delicious food possible.

The new smaller-sized GrowPod is built into a 20-foot-long

The flexible far-red option allows growers to have the far-red on or off depending on crop variety, production stage, or at a specific part of the day. 

Heliospectra AB (publ) expands product portfolio and MITRA platform with MITRA Flex, the market’s first available wireless controlled flexible far-red light. The new solutions offer customers three spectra in one without losing power, making it perfect for customisable and application-based growing, such as end-of-day or end-of-production light treatments with far-red, or to ensure a healthy crop year-round also in low light seasons.

MITRA Flex allows growers to use targeted crop strategies with its flexible far-red by combining three spectra in one – PAR, PAR plus Far-Red, and Far-Red Only – without losing power. In addition, the flexible far-red option allows growers to have the far-red on or off depending on crop variety, production stage, or at a specific part of the day. 

In addition, to further adapt to each crop and plant growth stage, MITRA Flex comes with wireless dimming and can be connected to Heliospectra’s light control system helioCORE for dynamic DLI control, dimming and to create grow-zone strategies for different varieties or areas. 

“MITRA Flex application-driven approach supports our mission to Redefine Natures Potential and optimise crop performance and production for growers. Combining that with our SMART software and a robust wireless communication protocol, growers can gain not only faster production and more healthy crops using the far-red, but gain substantial energy savings by not using the lights when not needed,” says Bonny Heeren, CEO, Heliospectra.  

The flexible far-red option allows growers to

The Nutrient Gap Initiative aims to improve access to essential nutrients for 50 million people by 2030

Bayer announces the expansion of one of its signature sustainability programs, the Nutrient Gap Initiative, to now improve access to both nutritious food and safety net supplementation.  The program initially aimed to expand access to essential vitamins and minerals to 50 million people in underserved communities by 2030, with a focus on nutritional supplementation, a critical tool to build a safety net for malnutrition in these communities. On the occasion of the initiative’s second anniversary, the company is evolving the program to also help close the nutrient gap through the most fundamental source: food, namely fruits, vegetables and grains. 

“As a global leader in both agriculture and nutritional supplements, Bayer is uniquely positioned to help all people get access to proper nutrition. The roots of malnutrition are complex and far from one-size-fits-all, so we’re drawing on competencies from across our company to fight it. We want to remove the barriers to a healthy diet for those who need it most,” said Heiko Schipper, President of the Consumer Health Division of Bayer AG and Member of the Board of Management.

“For people in underserved communities, access to nutritious food is a challenge due to the cost and local availability of fresh produce and grains. As part of our critical work for food security and smallholder farmers, The Nutrient Gap Initiative will help improve the livelihoods of people who do not have access to vitamins and minerals, leveraging also our Better Life Farming Centres,” said Rodrigo Santos, President of the Crop Science Division of Bayer AG and Member of the Board of Management. 

Smallholder farmers are the backbone of many food systems, but their communities are often suffering from malnutrition and a lack of health services. Building on the existing strong infrastructure of the Better Life Farming centres, smallholder farmers will become a key audience for The Nutrient Gap Initiative. The Better Life Farming Centres, predominantly in Asia Pacific, provide smallholders in remote rural regions access to essential agricultural products, a key pillar of Bayer’s Smallholder Initiative which aims to impact 100 million smallholders in low-and-middle-income countries by 2030. Bayer will pilot the expansion of services offered with access to nutritional solutions and education given that food security cannot be achieved without health equity.

The Nutrient Gap Initiative aims to improve

Currently, Sikkim grows organic farm produce worth Rs 8 crores and it will grow up to Rs 8000 crores gradually by 2030

Sikkim is India’s first 100 per cent organic farming state and the government is planning to export agricultural organic produce from Sikkim, currently, Sikkim grows organic farm produce worth Rs 8 crores and it will grow up to Rs 8000 crores gradually by 2030, said Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Textiles and Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, at the Asia Economic Dialogue in Pune.

Pune International Centre (PIC) a Pune-based think tank and Ministry of external affairs has organised Asia economic dialogue a three days conference. Experts from various fields participated in the forum.

Goyal said that to Sikkim make organic farm products export hub, the government plans to set Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and Agricultural Processed Food Products Export Authority (APEDA) unit in Sikkim.

He said, “While the developed world is the largest contributor to climate change, they are preaching to us today about what we should be doing despite us being only 2.5 per cent of contributors to carbon emissions. The government has focused on addressing climate change as a responsible global citizen. We are promoting circular economies so that we recycle our waste. We are among the top five performing nations in addressing climate change goals. We are also promoting products like sustainable textiles.”

Currently, Sikkim grows organic farm produce worth

It will bring together political leaders, policymakers, government officials, associations, exporters, and heads of global businesses to provide a forum for discussion on the future of fisheries.

Fishtech 2023 a “Sustainable Blue Revolution: Nutritional Security and Exports” event which comprises of Exhibition, conference and workshops aims to promote development and leverage of opportunities in the fisheries sector. Fishtech 2023 will be held on March 2 and 3 at CIDCO Exhibition & Convention Centre in Vashi, Navi Mumbai.

FISHTECH 2023 will evolve around fisheries business opportunities in the different regions of Maharashtra and will be a regional hub nationally as well as internationally. It will concentrate on establishing a partnership between states and regions to promote seamless development and leverage of opportunities in the fisheries sector. The objectives of the event are to bring together stakeholders from the different parts of the Maharashtra region, public sector enterprises, and the private sector in the fisheries sector. Such a gathering will ensure the start of a dialogue that will lead to development and problem solving in a variety of fields.

Highlights of FISHTECH 2023

FISHTECH 2023 will bring together political leaders, policymakers, government officials, associations, exporters, and heads of global businesses to provide a forum for discussion on the future of fishing with a more representative and diversified audience.

  • Conferences; Sustainable Fisheries Development, Challenges/ Opportunities, innovation & technology, Harvest and Post-Harvest Management etc.
  • Panel Discussions; Impact of Climate Change on Fisheries and Business Development in the     Fisheries Sector etc.
  • Workshops; Fish Farming, Fish Processing and Preservation, Government Policy Awareness etc.
  • Exhibition; Industry, Companies, Startups and Government bodies.
  • Fisheries Technology for growing Fish Farming and Fish Processing
  • Networking Opportunities

It will bring together political leaders, policymakers,

No restrictions or prohibitions on the export of onions from India

The central government says there is no ban on the export of onions. India exported $523 million worth of onions from April to December last year, an increase of 16.3 per cent from a year ago.

According to the statement, the government has not restricted or prohibited the export of onions. The extant export policy of onions is ‘Free’. Only the export of onion seed is ‘Restricted’, which is also permitted under Authorisation from DGFT.

India exported, $48 million in onions in April, in May, $ 31.9, in June $ 36, July $ 50.1, August $ 49, September $50.7, October $ 40.8, November $ 45.9 and in December $ 52.1.

No restrictions or prohibitions on the export

Partnership aims to provide Indian farmers with access to premium products and solutions via a unified platform.

Bayer, a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of agriculture and healthcare, has entered a Memorandum of Understanding with WayCool, one of India’s largest Food and Agritech companies, as a strategic partner to deliver end-to-end holistic solutions to smallholder farmers in India. The strategic collaboration aims to provide Indian farmers with access to premium products and solutions via a unified platform and personalized advice, with the goal of establishing and implementing a sustainable crop production model. Through Bayer’s Better Life Farming Centers and Farmer Producer Organisations, smallholder farmers will be able to access timely crop advisory, transfer of good agricultural practices and WayCool’s full stack services.

The collaboration between Bayer and WayCool aims to expand their network of farmer partners and facilitate the establishment and implementation of a sustainable crop production model. By providing customized services at the Better Life Farming Centers, the partnership will bring economic benefits to all stakeholders and enable farmers to achieve optimal price realization of their output. It represents a strategic alliance to create a sustainable and prosperous future for farmers in India.

Bayer and WayCool have identified three key focus areas to support the farming community in India through their strategic collaboration. The first is a phydigital platform that offers one-stop solutions, the second is the economic benefits derived from the Food Value Chain partnership, and the third is the use of Bayer’s Better Life Farming Centers and Farmer Producer Organisations. WayCool’s farmer engagement business arm, “Outgrow,” will leverage a digital application to provide farmers with solutions and services, while the on-ground network will be mobilized through WayCool’s Outgrow Network Partners across Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, as well as Bayer’s Better Life Farming Centers across the country. Further, WayCool will provide market linkages to help smallholder farmers get better prices for their produce.

Speaking on the partnership, Simon-Thorsten Wiebusch, Country Divisional Head – Crop Science Division of Bayer for India, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka, said, “Digitization of the complete value chain is a key enabler of advancing agriculture in India and a primary goal of the Crop Science Division at Bayer. To be able to offer these services to an expanded smallholder farmer base across the country and delivering greater value to them through a capable partner like WayCool will only bring us a step closer to this critical objective.”

Commenting on the MoU, Sanjay Dasari, Co-founder, WayCool, said, “As India progresses towards climate-smart agriculture, and achieving food security, the problem of rising temperatures and pest infestation is a significant challenge for farmers today in crop cultivation. This often leads to a loss in yield and productivity. Recognizing this pain point, we are extremely happy to partner with Bayer and aid the Indian farming community in this fight. Together we hope to support the creation of efficient and climate resistant food ecosystems, in line with our vision to transform the food-supply chain from farm to fork.”

Partnership aims to provide Indian farmers with

For the first and second carbon crops, Carbon by Indigo farmers were paid $30/credit, a 200 per cent increase over the original guaranteed payment rate.

US based Indigo Ag, the premier sustainability partner of the agriculture industry, announced the completion of its second carbon crop, consisting of more than 110,000 agricultural carbon credits. Issued by one of the world’s most trusted carbon registries, the Climate Action Reserve, Indigo’s second crop of credits was produced by U.S. farmers enrolled in its industry-leading carbon farming program, Carbon by Indigo.

The second crop of credits represents more than 110,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions sequestered or abated by farmers. The credits were produced by nearly 430 farmers across 22 U.S. states, including existing and new farmers and new fields in their operations. The second carbon crop demonstrated the program’s growth and durability, as Indigo’s carbon program realized a roughly 5x credit growth from its inaugural crop. Carbon by Indigo Farmers Produce the Highest Quality Agricultural Carbon Credits Available on the Voluntary Market.

For the first and second carbon crops, Carbon by Indigo farmers were paid $30/credit, a 200 per cent increase over the original guaranteed payment rate.

With sustainable agriculture gaining momentum as a vital tool to combat climate change, the need to scale nature-based solutions is at an all-time high. Indigo’s first carbon crop – issued in June of 2022 and consisting of more than 20,000 credits – established the company as the first to ever generate verified, registry-issued agricultural carbon credits at market scale. This second carbon crop further demonstrates the repeatability of this process, the potential for exponential growth, and the appeal to both farmers and buyers. It also reinforces the ability of farmers, and the agriculture industry broadly, to have a real, measurable, and durable impact on one of the world’s largest carbon sinks.

“Our second crop of soil-based carbon credits signifies the enormous growth and potential for farmers to sequester more carbon in the soil while increasing their own profitability, with 75 per cent of the credit revenue going directly back to farmers,” said Ron Hovsepian, president & CEO of Indigo Ag. “The verified credits produced by the Carbon by Indigo program represent significant and immediate environmental benefits. We are incredibly excited about the strong demand we are seeing from companies looking to high-quality offsets as part of their climate roadmaps.” 

Indigo’s growing network of global partner companies, including many long-term buyers, have committed to purchasing Indigo’s verified agricultural carbon credits in advance of this new carbon crop.

Indigo Ag is the only company producing verified, registry-issued soil carbon credits at scale, rewarding farmers for adopting sustainable farming practices that benefit the environment and their operations. The Carbon by Indigo program includes removals and abatement of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. The credits are measured, verified and issued under the most rigorous scientific standards, making them the highest quality agricultural carbon credits available on the voluntary market. The program’s economic and agronomic incentives for farmers establish long term viability for the program.

For the first and second carbon crops,

Flavonoid-rich plant extracts alleviate inflammation in sows, laying hens and dairy cows..

Germany based company Evonik aims to help keep sows, laying hens and dairy cows healthy with a new plant-based product. The product, called PhytriCare® IM, consists of selected plant extracts with a high flavonoid content. Flavonoids are known for their anti-inflammatory effects. The product is available immediately throughout the EU. Approvals in other countries have been initiated.

“Healthy animals are in the interest of us all,” says Dr Gaetano Blanda, head of the Animal Nutrition business line at Evonik. “The farmer benefits from higher productivity, and the consumer can enjoy meat, eggs, or dairy products safe in the knowledge it is coming from healthy animals.”

Since the prophylactic use of antibiotics has been banned in Europe, many farmers are looking for alternative solutions to keep their animals healthy and productive. In addition to probiotics, various other product classes have become established, including phytogenics. Evonik Animal Nutrition adds plant-based PhytriCare® IM to its probiotics-based Gut Health Solutions portfolio.

Farm animals – like all living creatures – are exposed to a variety of stress factors and respond by activating the body’s defense mechanisms. If the stress continues at a higher level for a longer period, it can lead to chronic inflammation. As a result, animal welfare suffers. The animal then uses an increased share of its energy and nutrients for the immune system rather than for beneficial activities, such as growth and performance – sometimes for months or years. Consequently, production efficiency decreases and the animal’s ecological footprint increases.

“PhytriCare® IM was developed to prevent an overshooting of inflammatory reactions in sows, laying hens and dairy cows,” adds Nicholas Guthier, head of EMEA Region & Global Key Accounts at Animal Nutrition. “After all, female animals are particularly stressed by reproductive processes anyway.”

Evonik and Dr. Eckel rely on the natural anti-inflammatory effect of flavonoids in PhytriCare® IM. Some of these secondary plant constituents, numbering around 8,000, have been shown to influence certain biochemical processes in animals that are associated with inflammation.

PhytriCare® IM is a blend of carefully selected plant extracts covering a wide range of flavonoid subclasses. This blend targets a broad spectrum of inflammatory pathways to modulate, but not suppress, the inflammatory response.

The plant parts are well-chosen, gently processed and produced at Dr Eckel. This ensures a final product of consistent quality with a minimum content of ten percent flavonoids. 

Flavonoid-rich plant extracts alleviate inflammation in sows,

For the third consecutive year, the company was listed in the 2022/2023 Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE)

Minerva Foods a leader in the export of fresh beef and cattle byproducts in South America, and which also operates in the processed segment, informs its annual results related to 2022.

Consolidated gross revenue for the year was R$ 32,9 billion, up by 15 per cent year on year, with exports reaching approximately 70 per cent of revenue, reinforcing Minerva Foods’ leadership in beef exports in South America with a market share of approximately 20 per cent.

EBITDA, in turn, was R$ 2,8 billion in 2022, up by 17,6 per cent year on year, with an EBITDA margin of 9,2 per cent. Adjusted EBITDA, covering the performance of the Australian Lamb Company (ALC) acquisition at the end of the year, totalled R$ 31 billion.

Another highlight was net income, which totalled R$ 655 million in the year, up by approximately 10 per cent in 2021. 

Net leverage, adjusted for the acquisition of ALC (Australian Lamb Company) by 2,15x Net Debt/EBITDA, reached the lowest level since 2007. Cash generation was R$ 647 million in the year. In the last five years, Minerva Foods generated a significant R$ 5 billion in free cash flow.

For the third consecutive year, the company was listed in the 2022/2023 Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) and the Efficient Carbon Index (ICO2), and for the first year, it was listed in the 2022/2023 CDP Brazil Climate Resilience Index (ICDPR70). All three indexes are present in the Brazilian stock exchange, B3.

For the third consecutive year, the company

Fishtech 2023 will be held on March 2 and 3 at CIDCO Exhibition & Convention, Navi Mumbai.

Fishtech 2023 a “Sustainable Blue Revolution: Nutritional Security and Exports” event which comprises of Exhibition, conference and workshops aims to promote development and leverage of opportunities in the fisheries sector. Fishtech 2023 will be held on March 2 and 3 at CIDCO Exhibition & Convention Centre in Vashi, Navi Mumbai.

FISHTECH 2023 will evolve around fisheries business opportunities in the different regions of Maharashtra and will be a regional hub nationally as well as internationally. It will concentrate on establishing a partnership between states and regions to promote seamless development and leverage of opportunities in the fisheries sector. The objectives of the event are to bring together stakeholders from the different parts of the Maharashtra region, public sector enterprises, and the private sector in the fisheries sector. Such a gathering will ensure the start of a dialogue that will lead to development and problem solving in a variety of fields.

Highlights of FISHTECH 2023

FISHTECH 2023 will bring together political leaders, policymakers, government officials, associations, exporters, and heads of global businesses to provide a forum for discussion on the future of fishing with a more representative and diversified audience.

  • Conferences; Sustainable Fisheries Development, Challenges/ Opportunities, innovation & technology, Harvest and Post-Harvest Management etc.
  • Panel Discussions; Impact of Climate Change on Fisheries and Business Development in the     Fisheries Sector etc.
  • Workshops; Fish Farming, Fish Processing and Preservation, Government Policy Awareness etc.
  • Exhibition; Industry, Companies, Startups and Government bodies.
  • Fisheries Technology for growing Fish Farming and Fish Processing
  • Networking Opportunities

Fishtech 2023 will be held on March

The project will also establish business orientation centres at Sher-E- Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST)

In order to practice sustainable agriculture in Jammu and Kashmir, the Government has approved a five-year project on Innovative Extension Approaches for Revitalising Agriculture in J&K. Government has sanctioned Rs 463 crore, which is aimed at empowering farmers and educated youth through technology-driven and inclusive agri-extension services.

According to the statement, one of the critical outcomes of the project would be the creation of two thousand Kissan Khidmat Ghars (KKGs), at the Panchayat level as a hub of convergence of services at the district level. They will also serve as a One Stop Centre for extending farmer-oriented services related to agriculture and allied sectors.

The project envisages promoting sustainable and profitable agriculture with a significant increase in the share of agricultural GDP. The project will also establish business orientation centres at Sher-E- Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) Kashmir and Jammu and facilitate real-time problem redressal through cyber extension including RS-GIS-driven agro-advisories and ICT-based virtual contacts and communication systems. The project will also create a robust MIS system to maintain transparency and accountability in service delivery and information sharing with parent departments and administration.

The project will also establish business orientation