To support this campaign, FMC India is organizing farmer meetings and information sessions on the proper use of pesticides in different seasons and crop varieties in collaboration with the government’s Department of Agriculture, Department of health and Krishi Vigyan Kendra.
In collaboration with the Agricultural Division of the State Government of Maharashtra, the agricultural science company FMC India today (September 1) started the third year of its campaign to raise awareness of safety and manage the responsible use pesticides for the farming community in India’s Akola district.
This year’s campaign builds on a project launched by FMC India in Akola in 2020 to encourage the use of safe farming practices with the aim of reducing the number of unintentional poisoning incidents among farmers.
Ravi Annavarapu, President of FMC India, expanded on the awareness campaign saying, “FMC is very involved in the welfare of the farming community in India. As a result, for many years we have been educating farmers about safety and the long term. agricultural techniques. We anticipate that this year’s program will reach new heights and reach out to an even larger farming community to increase awareness and understanding. In 2021, our campaign reached 7,500 farmers in the different communities of Akola.”
To support the campaign, FMC India is organizing farmer meetings and information sessions on the proper use of pesticides in different seasons and crop varieties in collaboration with the government’s Department of Agriculture, Department of Health and Krishi Vigyan Kendra (Indian Agricultural Extension Centres). To ensure that education sessions are delivered to many communities and farmers in Akola, mobile vans are being mobilized en masse.
This year’s campaign launch was attended by distinguished guests such as Akola District CEO Saurabh Katiyar, Akola District Chairman Zila Parishad, Pratibhatai Bhojane, Additional CEO Dr Saurabh Pawar, Akola District Superintendent of Agriculture, Mr. Aaarif Shah, Former President of Zila Parishad, Ms. Pushpatai Ingale, Akola District Agricultural Development Officer, Mr. Muralidhar Ingale, Quality Controller of district, Milind Janjal, as well as FMC India Regional Marketing Manager, Mr. Hiraman Mandal.
Through awareness initiatives and projects such as Project Samarth (Safe Water Initiative), UGAM (promotion of appropriate soil health practices) and Project Madhushakti (collaboration with GB Pant University to develop entrepreneurship in rural women through beekeeping), FMC India has a long history of helping the farming community.
First published: September 02, 2022, 12:07 p.m. IST
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