As part of the capacity development of agriculture extension workers and progressive farmers, MSSRF hosted a block-level training programme on post-harvest technology of pulses on June 2. The programme was launched under the Comprehensive Rice Fallow Management Programme at Nayagarh Block, Nayagarh District, Odisha.
The aim of the training was to build the capacity of block-level field functionaries, para-extension workers of the Agriculture Department and progressive farmers on post-harvest technologies on pulses crops. 80 participants including Village Agriculture Workers (VAW), Krushak Sathi, and progressive farmers participated in the training programme. The training was facilitated by Mrs. Muktileena Monica, Block Agriculture Officer, Nayagarh and Mr. Akshaya Kumar Panda, Development Coordinator, MSSRF, Jeypore.
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) established in 1988 is a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M S Swaminathan, agriculture scientist with proceeds from the First World Food Prize that he received in 1987.