Workshop on Gender Mainstreaming by India's G20 Presidency in AIF & MP Farm Gate App organized in Bhopal

By: WE Staff | Thursday, 2 February 2023

A one-day workshop was held today on Madhya Pradesh Farm Gate App and Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF) at Noronha Administrative Academy in Bhopal. The workshop was held to improve women's participation in the AIF and M.P. Farm Gate in respect of India's G-20 presidency under the theme "One Earth, One Family, One Future".

G.V. Rashmi, Managing Director of Mandi Board addressed the features of the MP Farm Gate App created by the Mandi Board.

About 2,753 projects have been established by women entrepreneurs who have realized its benefits after the initiative was highly advertised in Madhya Pradesh, stated Samuel P. Kumar, Joint Secretary (Agriculture Extension and Agriculture Infrastructure Fund), Government of India.

Ashok Varnwal, Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture Department, Government of Madhya Pradesh, emphasized the significance of AIF schemes and the MP Farm Gate App. He said that the introduction of the App made it easier for the farmers to sell and get a fair price for their production.

Almost 200 people attended the workshop, and each participant was provided with an overview of the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF) program in the session. Agricultural Specialists like NABARD, APEDA, Horticulture, Banks and other organizations were present to provide information. The participants also got a chance to have a question-answer round.

The MP Farm Gate App was made familiar to women farmers, other farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs, and others present.