Management skill program on agripreneurship commences at SKUAST-K

Srinagar: A weeklong Existing-Management Development Program (E-MDP) on agri-preneurship development commenced at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Wadura campus.
The training, ‘Agripreneurship Development Through Effective Value Chain Management of Agricultural Commodities’ is organised by SKUAST-K’s Division of Agricultural Economics & Statistics, Faculty of Agriculture, in collaboration with Govt. Degree College, Sopore under the sponsorship of the Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Prof Raihana Habib Kanth, gave a detailed insight of the program and apprised the participants about the various success stories regarding the establishment of agro-based enterprises. She reiterated that the students should come forward with new ideas so that they can be helped by the University in the establishment of different ventures.
Head of the Division of Agri Economics & Statistics, Faculty of Agriculture, Prof Bilal A Bhat, said the program would expose the students to the broader areas and subjects of agripreneurship development.
Program Coordinator, Dr Sajad A Saraf, deliberated on the importance of agriculture and allied sectors and the opportunities of income and employment generation in agribusiness ventures. He said that the objective of imparting this training is to create an ambience of Good Marketing Practices and promote the interests of farmers as well as consumers, through the creation of a well-trained human resource.

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