AP Globale Group to organise summit for farmers

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 28 August 2018

AP Globale Group is curating a day-long summit for the progressive farmers of Maharashtra, in an effort to skill and train them about latest smart technologies and lead them towards security by guiding them to adopt Group Farming, transform their villages into Smart Villages and attain overall rural cluster development. At this summit that focuses on sustainable agriculture, the group will make a big announcement for the benefit of farmers.

Pune: AP Globale Group is curating a day-long summit for the progressive farmers of Maharashtra, in an effort to skill and train them about latest smart technologies and lead them towards security by guiding them to adopt Group Farming, transform their villages into Smart Villages and attain overall rural cluster development. At this summit that focuses on sustainable agriculture, the group will make a big announcement for the benefit of farmers.

The APG Group is organising Krishi Culture 2018, on October 1, 2018, to take its commitment to skill the progressive farmers of Maharashtra ahead, and in the process, also apprise them of the latest smart technologies and help them secure their yield and families through various schemes and policies. 

The APG Group, which also publishes daily newspapers Agrowon, dedicated to the farming community, and Sakal along with operating the popular Saam TV channel, has been working for the upliftment of farmers and betterment of villages since decades. Krishi Culture 2018, to be held in Pune, is the beginning of its vision of attaining Sustainable Agriculture and Wholistic Rural Cluster Development in Maharashtra. The theme of this summit being curated by APG Events and Agrowon is Skilled. Smart. Secure. It will have experts from various fields in agriculture eco-system address the farmers.

AP Globale Group believes that three aspects will play a critical role in attaining its goal of Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Cluster Development: Skilling the farming community in best farming practices and equipping them in allied activities; updating and upgrading the agri ecosystem with new age smart processes and technologies, and securing the interests of the farmers by providing them with the right tools and introducing them to the right market linkages, schemes and procedures. All these will be focus areas in the one-day-long conference.

In Skilling, Krishi Culture 2018 will help farmers with behavioural changes and train them to move from tilling their small lands to Group Farming, which can enable them to create FIGs and adopt the latest technologies, trends and tools. Upskilling knowledge will be imparted in many other areas including soil testing, crop selection, post-harvest methodologies, etc.

In the step of securing the farmers, they will be trained in the process of creating FIGs/ FPOs which will help them get better access to finance, reduction in their cost of production due to aggregation of input supply, and better market linkages due to volume availability. The farmers will also be introduced to the right procedures and avenues of personal and yield insurance and finance schemes. Under the step of Smart, the farmers will be trained on ways to adopt the Smart Village models once they have adopted Group Farming, as that will boost agriculture and allied agriculture economy and focus on wholistic rural cluster development. The latest technologies, equipment and smart agriculture practices that define the modern progressive farmer will be shared in detail.

Through these steps of skilling, smart farming and best practices for security, the idea of APG Group is to bridge the gap between rural and urban areas and create the RURBAN (Rural+Urban) farmer. To achieve these objectives, some established scalable programmes will be rolled out across Maharashtra. These programmes will be introduced at Krishi Culture 2018. The farmers attending Krishi Culture 2018 will automatically be registered for the programmes. 

National Innovation Foundation is especially sending some of its agri-innovations to be displayed at the summit. There will also be an exhibition and a breakout session, agripreneurs’ agenda, where selected start-ups in the agriculture field will pitch their smart solution to a panel of funders. The panel will choose the best among them to be funded.

Krishi Culture 2018 is APG Group’s next step among its many initiatives to equip Maharashtra’s farmers towards transforming their villages into Smart Villages. There is much more at the summit that will be attended by over 1,000 farmers, 20 innovators, 20 agriculture start-ups and many investors, banks and venture capitalists. So 
register yourself today.

The farmers can call on 08669689017 for registration and get more information. They can also send a mail on info@krishiculture.in Those wanting to partner in the summit for branding or wish to take stalls are requested to contact Anshika Mishra on 9819749498. Agenda, brochure and other related information is also available on our website www.krishiculture.in.

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