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Nominations requested for “Certified Farm/Livestock Advisor” Program of National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management

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National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE) of India - An autonomous organization of Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India

MANAGE launched a new initiative titled  “Certified Farm/Livestock Advisor”  program for extension officers in Agriculture and allied sectors  through a systematic approach covering three modules.

            Module – I: will deal with sectoral specific latest technologies and management aspects for a period of three months through e – platform by MANAGE on important and emerging areas. The Study material will be in the form of Text,  PowerPoint and Videos. As Module – I is administered through online the officials enrolling for the program will not be disturbed from their regular duties. Functional / Working Knowledge of computer is required for enrollment.

           Module –II: Those  who have completed Module –I will be sent to the identified ICAR institutes/Veterinary Universities/Elite Institutes (Based on the need and specialization preferred by the extension functionaries) for intensive specialized skill oriented training for a period of 15 days, within or outside their respective states. For the academic year 2022-23, MANAGE offers to conduct Module-II in 05 specializations namely Organic Farming, Millets, Vegetables,Poultry,  Sheep Husbandry/Goatry.

            Module – III: On  completion of Module – II, the candidates will try to apply their  learning in the field at their place of work. Hence, Officials will not  be disturbed from their regular duties.  The candidates will be provided  handholding support by a Mentor Scientist/s for a period of 8 months  from the same institute where they have undergone Module – II. The hand  holding will be in the form of technical guidance to the candidates  whenever they faces any problem in the field, while applying their  technical Knowledge/                             

  Skills acquired on the Specialization. This will help the candidates to develop holistic understanding on the practical aspects of Specialization. By the end of Module – III, the candidates will be competent enough to solve the field problems and will be able to provide better advisory services to the farmers. 

  After completing all the three Modules, the competency of the candidates will be assessed on their specialization, and will be recognized as “Certified Farm/Livestock Advisor” jointly by the concerned ICAR/other relevant institute and MANAGE.

Expected outcome

Candidates completing this program will acquire good knowledge and Skill on a particular specialization. After recognizing the candidates as “Certified  Farm/Livestock Advisor”, MANAGE will display their names in its website so that the stakeholders could verify the credentials of the Advisors and make use of their services. This program also helps to  create a Cadre of experts on various subjects/specializations within the  department by suitably enhancing their core competencies to enable them  to deliver effective Technical advisory services, thereby addresses the  field problems.

Eligibility Criteria for enrollment:

Extension Functionaries graduated in Agriculture, Horticulture, Veterinary Sciences, Dairy Sciences and other Agriculture related courses and currently employed in the Department of Agriculture/Allied Sectors of Central/State/UT governments/KVKs/ATMA, up to an age of 55 years with functional literacy on computer are eligible to enroll for the program.

FeeCourse fee for the extension functionaries working in Govt. Department is Rs.5000/- and for private candidates and Agripreneur is Rs.15, 000/- per candidate.

        The  expenditure for conducting Module-I, II and III will be met by MANAGE, including food and accommodation for enrolled candidates during Module-II.

In view of the importance of the Certified Farm/Livestock Advisor program, the interested candidates may send the filled in applications to the Director (CCA) & Principal Coordinator (CFA), National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-30.  Mail Idcfa-manage@manage.gov.in, (9493977154) on or before 31 May 2022. The candidates may send the course fee in the form of the Demand Draft, drawn in favour of MANAGE, payable at Hyderabad.

The candidates who are working in the department of Agriculture/Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/ATMS/KVKs may send their filled in applications through proper channel on or before 31 May 2022.

The candidates may download the application form from http://www.manage.gov.in/cfa/cfa.asp

The brochure of the programme may be downloaded by clicking on the following link: Brochure CFA-CLA.pdf

CERTIFIED FARM/LIVESTOCK ADVISOR (for Professional Excellence) APPLICATION FORM New CFA-CLA Application -2021-22.pdf