MANAGE has launched a new initiative called "Certified Farm Advisor/Certified Livestock Advisor" program to develop Agricultural Extension Personnel into Specialists in a particular Crop / Livestock.
The program consist of three Modules. First Module is on basic aspects of latest technologies in Crop /Livestock. The candidate enrolled for the program has to undergo online training for about 3 months which will be conducted by MANAGE.
Thereupon, the candidate can opt for any particular crop or enterprise to become an expert in that specialization. List of specialization is enclosed. However specialization training will not be taken up unless minimum 20 candidates are enrolled. Based on the choice of the crop/enterprise, the candidates will be sponsored to relevant ICAR institution/SAUs or any reputed institute to undergo training for a period of 15 days. During the training, the candidate will have an in-depth knowledge and learn the latest technologies relevant to selected crop/ enterprise.
After completing rigorous training, the candidate will be allotted to Mentor Scientist/s from the concerned Research Institute for a period of one year for technical guidance to face the field level challenges. On completion, the candidate's Knowledge will be assessed based on the identified parameters to be declared as "Certified Farm Advisor" or “Certified Livestock Advisor” by MANAGE and technical partner.
Eligibility for enrolment: Any Extension Officer/Agripreneur with B.Sc (Ag) or Graduation in allied sector, up to an age of 55 years are eligible for enrolment.
Fee: For Government Servants is Rs.5000/- and for private candidates and Agripreneurs, it is Rs.15000/- per candidate to be paid in the form of Demand Draft drawn in favour of MANAGE, Hyderabad. The Government employees have to send their application through proper channel. The filled in application may be send to The Deputy Director (OSPM), National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Rajendranagar, Hyderabad – 30.
Expected outcome: Person completing this course will acquire good knowledge on a particular crop / enterprise. Apart from having basic understanding about agricultural extension management. After certifying the candidates as “Certified Farm Advisor” or “Certified Livestock Advosor” MANAGE will display their names in its website so that the stakeholders could verify the credentials of the Advisors.
Interested candidates may send their applications along with Demand Draft