15th September 2018: Representatives from 15 Farmer’s club under Lower Dibang Valley District attended “Meet with Experts” program held at Parbuk Village organized by AMYAA NGO and supported by NABARD. During the programme AMYAA NGO Secretary Sir R.K Paul Chawang encouraged all the members of the club to work actively together and take advantage of the various Schemes provided by the Government. He informed that NABARD supports active and vibrant Farmers for the progressive farming methods.
The expert from Spice Board India Shri K. Jyothish explained about the Farmer Producer Organization. He notified that Farmer producer organization are generally the farmer interest group. The farmers who are the producers of agricultural products can form groups register themselves under farmer producer organization. The farmer producer organization aims at engaging the farmer companies to promote agricultural products and sell them. Shri Jyothish mentioned that seed, fertilizers, market linkages, training and networking are also the major activities of farmer producer organization. He also cited the example of Namsai farmer producer organization which sell dry ginger powder and encouraged the club members to form a group for FPO.
R.K. Paul informed the members about e-NAM and its benefits. He notified that e-NAM is an online trading platform where it connects farmers, traders, buyers, exporters under single platform. It aims at helping farmers increase their income by 2022. e-NAM is created for online trading through which farmers could avoid being cheated by middlemen and trade their produce for a price worthy of their hard work. Adding to this Shri A.K Sharma request the members to get soil testing before growing any products and advised them to use organic manure for rich and healthy agriculture products.
Lastly Shri Joseph Pertin, one of the active member of B
olik-Parbuk Farmers club concluded the meeting by requesting the members to participate actively in their respective club as well as in the group and thanked all the members for attending the meeting.