"The time has come to use the existing
network of 2.82 lakh Input Dealers to serve the 110 million farmers
of the country with improved business ethics coupled with service
and profit motive - hence this initiative".
Shri. Sanjeev Gupta, IAS, Director
"Developing Input Dealers into well informed entrepreneurs in
the service of the farmers is the motto of this course."
P. Chandrashekara, Director, MANAGE
The Post WTO regime has brought the importance of “Market Led
Extension” which calls for diversification of crops, improvement in
productivity and quality while reducing cost of cultivation so as
to be competitive both in the domestic as well as in international
markets. There is a need of planning cropping pattern, one season
ahead so as to plan produce and distribute inputs on time. This
also ensures healthy relation between the requirement & arrivals of
various commodities in the market which helps in stabilization of
their prices. There is a large network of about 2.82 lakh
Agri-Input Dealers in the country who are the prime source of farm
information to the farming community besides the supply of inputs &
credit. These dealers are basically businessmen knowing about
different market forces but not about Agricultural Education and
“Laws” related to handling of Agricultural inputs. If these
dealers are transformed as para-professionals, they can bring
“Market Led Extension” a reality which may go a long way in
development of Agriculture in the country.
Keeping this in view, MANAGE has initiated a One-Year Diploma
in Agricultural Extension Services for Input Dealers (DAESI), which
imparts education in agriculture to the input dealers so that they
can establish linkage to their business with extension services
besides discharging regulatory responsibilities enjoined on them.
The objective of this course is to impart Education in Agriculture
and other Allied areas to the Input Dealers.