About the series
National Agricultural technology Project is a bold initiative of Government of India to revitalize Indian Agriculture. Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Ministry of Agriculture are jointly implementing the same covering 28 districts scattered across Seven States all over the country. It is a World Bank funded project. As a part of the Innovations in Technology Dissemination (ITD)component, two thrust areas are being tested out.are jointly implementing the same covering 24 districts scattered across Six States all over the country. It is a World Bank funded project. As a part of the Innovations in Technology Dissemination (ITD)component, two thrust areas are being tested out.
Introduction of decentralized strategic planning strategic planning - It would integrate thinking and efforts of the agriculture and all allied departments.
Active participation of farmers through group approach in the preparation of these plans.
Strategic planning is assumed to be the key towards planning and implementation of development activities in agriculture. It encompasses various stage and steps such as understand of resource base and resource inventory of the area, identifying the farming systems being operated over a period of time, identification of successes and experiences of farmers, identification of problems and needs of farmers by using Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) techniques, analysis of all the information collected, working out the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities available in the area, thus ultimately leading towards development of strategies for research and extension.
Strategic Planning based on these strategies an activity plan has also been worked out so as to guide the field personnel in their programmers and also to help the ATMA, realize the potential of development and consequently allocate funds.
(The above series have been prepared by Agricultural Technology Management Agency - ATMA, and the respective districts under the guidance of MANAGE)