The objective and focus of this programme is to bridge the gap of knowledge and skill of both managerial and technical by training people to become entrepreneurs or self employed in the horticulture sector. The programme provides appropriate training to the farmers in various aspects of cashew and cocoa farming consisting of nursery management, management of diseases, canopy management, improved production technologies, post harvest management and processing, drying and storage, preparation of primary and value added products.
1.Training programme on cashew and cocoa within the state
The assistance will be provided to government departments as well as research institutes depending upon the capabilities of the departments/institutes/organizations by submitting suitable proposal. The programme will be organized for a period of 3 days involving 50 participants per batch. The farmers, unemployed youth, self help groups entrepreneurs are the beneficiaries of the programme. Successful and progressive farmers field may also be used for training the technologies.
A financial assistance of Rs. 90,000/- will be provided per batch of 50 farmers at Rs. 400 per day per farmer for 3 days training in addition to the transport cost of Rs. 600 per farmer considering shortest route by rail( II class)/bus.
The objective of the visit is to expose tribal and other farmers from non traditional cashew growing districts of the States to the traditional growing districts of other States for familiarizing production and management practices being followed in the other states. A batch consisting of 50 farmers will be trained under the scheme and duration of the training will be 7 days.
The assistance will be provided to the agencies involved in the training programme both in the government sector as well as private for which a project based proposal are to be submitted.
For exposure visits which involves training-cum field visit , a financial assistance of 2,60,000 will be provided at Rs. 600 per day per farmer for 7 days for 50 beneficiaries towards boarding and lodging and training kit, including traveling allowance of Rs. 1000 per farmer. For North Eastern states, Rs. 3.5 lakhs will be provided at Rs. 1000 per day per farmer for 7 days for 50 beneficiaries towards boarding and lodging and training kit, including traveling allowance of Rs. 1000 per farmer. The organizing agency can avail bus facility per batch of 50 Nos. for which above provision of Rs. 1000 per farmer has been provided.