During the last five years (2016-2021), 831 trainings were conducted under different programmes and schemes on various aspects of scientific maize cultivation which benefitted 52,681 farmers and other stakeholders. These training programmes were majorly targeted to benefit farmers of aspirational districts of different states. Training on seed production technologies were also regularly covered for the development of the seed value chain in the country. Besides this, ICAR-IIMR had played a lead role in providing real-time support to various state agricultural departments and other developmental agencies during the FAW attack in the country. A total of 392 trainings and 89 interface meetings were organized with state governments across the country for extensive sensitization and awareness development on FAW infestation in maize. The agriculture officials of various state line departments, researcher of various research institutes and farmers of different states were updated with the latest management practices and others aspect on FAW. The details of the training programme are summarized in Table.
Table : Vocational training programmers organized
|Sl. No.||Project||No. of training||No. of beneficiaries|
|1.||Schedule Tribe Component (STC)||149||7197|
|2.||ICAR-IIMR NEH component||90||5978|
|3.||Schedule Caste Sub Plan||47||3093|
|7.||Interface meeting on FAW||89|
Training and awareness programmes conducted on Fall armyworm and its management by ICAR-IIMR, AICRP on Maize
A number of programmes were organized by ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research and All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Maize. As mentioned above, ICAR-IIMR organized 24 programmes related to fall armyworm in North East Hill region, benefitting 1782 participants. Apart from this, ICAR-IIMR and/or its AICRP centers have organized 82 training programmes throughout the country, benefitting 7988 participants.