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Thirty days Certificate Course on Organic Farming



Implementing Agency : National/Regional Centre of Organic Farming (NCOF/RCOFs).
Objectives : Skill development of Agriculture Youth in some identified areas of organic farming to create job opportunities in organic sector particularly in the area of organic production, on-farm resource management, input production and quality control, PGS certification and marketing of organic produce with objectives as follows :
  • Increasing the employment opportunity for rural youth at village level in organic market as organic grower, stakeholders, and entrepreneurs.
  • To create first generation organic agriculture extension workers, field workers and organic growers at village level.
  • To create work force which will help/guide/learn the techniques for doubling farmer’s income at village level like reducing input cost/inputs management, multilayer cropping, crop waste management, nutrient management, water management etc.
  • To develop trainers at village level on organic management practices with special focus on soil health base crop management, nutrient management and plant protection including formulation techniques for traditional Biofertilizer,Biopesticides and Soil health promoters.
  • To empower trainees at village level with skill and knowledge and develop professionals for organic certification facilitation including PGS-India certification system and Jaivik Kheti portal operation.
  • To impart skills at village level required for organic farming practices and related marketing economics.
Programme Duration : 30 days duration residential training course with field training.
No. of Participants : 30 No. of participants in each course.
Eligibility for participation : The course will be open for Intermediate pass candidates preferably for rural youth including women candidates (reservation policies as per GOI norms- {15%SC (04seats), 7.5% STs (02 seats), 27% OBCs (08 seats) including 4.5 % minorities (1 seat)}. In case if suitable candidate not found under reserved categories than seats can be filled by general category candidates by giving preference to woman candidate.
Age : Preference will be given to rural youth; however there is no age bar.
Eligibility Documents to be produced at the time of registration :
  • 2 passport Size Photograph
  • Self-Attested copy of Identity proof (Voter ID/Driving license/PAN card/Aadhar card)
  • Self-Attested copy of 10th pass certificate
  • Self-Attested copy of eligible document & marks sheet
  • Self attested copy of Caste certificate in case of reserved categories (OBC/SC/ST candidates)
Course content-

  It will consist of theory lecture, practical and demonstrations / field visits

  • Introduction, Concept/ Philosophies, Principles and Need of organic farming
  • Soil health build up is the prime need in organic management
  • Organic farming an integrated approach
  • Conversion to organic with soil health management
  • Crop management, Nutrient Management and Pest Management and Multilayer cropping system base farm planning.
  • In-situ composting and recycling of organic matter in organic Agriculture
  • On-farm input generation and resource management
  • Traditional organic input preparation/formulation of Biofertilizer, biopesticides, plant health promoters like Panchgavya, Beejamrut etc.
  • Manure preparation and introduction to compost, composting and its value addition quality test as per Fertilizer Control Order (FCO)
  • Introduction to various agriculturally useful Biofertilizer and Biocontrol agents including Integrated Pest Management
  • Economics of organic farming
  • System of organic certification and inspection including PGS-India certification and Jaivik Kheti portal operation.
  • Branding of rural products, FSSAI, marketing and packaging of organic produce
  • Current Government schemes related to organic farming.


How to Apply :

The eligible candidates can download the Application form, through the link mentioned below. Duly filled application form alongwith required necessary documents should be submitted to the official e-mail id of National or concerned Regional Centres . For details of upcoming training programmes candidates are requested to check : WHATS NEW

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