ICAR-CIWA Assessed Capacity Needs of Extension and Advisory Service Providers in Odisha

ICAR-CIWA Assessed Capacity Needs of Extension and Advisory Service Providers in Odisha by conducting two days workshop under the ICAR-CIWA-IRRI collaborative project “Increasing Productivity of Rice-based Cropping Systems and Farmers Income in Odisha” at ICAR-CIWA, Bhubaneswar from 3-4 July 2018. The workshop was jointly organized by ICAR-CIWA, IRRI and CRISP. The objective of the workshop was to assess existing capacity gaps among Extension and Advisory Services (EAS) providers at different levels and identify mechanisms to develop new capacities among EAS providers. Thirty four senior level officials from State Govt. of Odisha, ICAR, Private organizations like Reliance Foundation, LWSI, Pragati, Pradhan, etc. participated in the workshop. Dr. S. K. Srivastava, Director, ICAR-CIWA, Bhubaneswar was the chief guest during the inaugural session of the workshop. Dr. Srivastava in his inaugural remark emphasized to identify core competencies for EAS existing capacity gaps and formulation of a capacity development plan for EAS providers in Odisha. Dr. Mukund Variar, State Coordinator, IRRI –Odisha Project, briefly introduced about the Project activities and enlighted on additional challenges of ensuring quality, providing technical backstopping, and ensuring collaboration and synergy among diverse EAS providers. Dr. Rasheed Sulaiman V. and his team from Center for Research on Innovation and Science Policy (CRISP), Hyderabad conducted the two days workshop for the participants. The Programme was coordinated by Dr. A. K. Panda, Pr. Sci. & PI and Dr. Jyoti Nayak, Pr. Sci and Co-PI of ICAR-CIWA-IRRI collaborative project.
 
   




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