Regional Farmers Fair

ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi in collaboration with Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India; Protection of Plant Varieties & Farmers' Rights Authority (PPVFRA), India; Department of Agriculture, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh and Association for Promotion of Innovations in Vegetables (APIV) will organize a North zone regional farmers fair-2018 on a grand scale during 23rd to 25th February, 2018 at Trade Facilitation Centre, Bada Lalpur, Chandmari, Varanasi. The farmers fair will be inaugurated by Shri Radha Mohan Singh ji, Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India.
Nearly10,000 farmers, farm women, extension workers and development functionaries from Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi are expected to participate in the fair organized for three days. Various ICAR institutes dealing with different agri‐horticultural crops, state agricultural universities, developmental agencies from public and private sectors, Banks and NGOs have been invited to participate and display their latest technologies/products in the form of live specimens, charts, photograph etc. with the aim to promote their technologies which would be helpful in doubling the farmers’ income. The stalls in the fair will also demonstrate newly released varieties and improved agri-horticulture production/protection technologies, which would be the major attractions for farmers in the fair. Diverse farming practices for integrated farming approach like livestock production, fish farming, honeybee cultivation, vermi-compost preparation, and other post-harvest processing techniques of agricultural products will be demonstrated/displayed during the fair. Different technical sessions including “Scientists‐Farmers Interface” will also be organized for addressing farmers’ problems and intensive interactions of farmers with agricultural experts from different fields.