CIRDAP-BIRD-INFRA jointly organised an Exposure cum Training Programme on Agro-processing during 14-20 May 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A total of 28 participants, comprising of Senior Bank Officials from Reserve Bank of India, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, Andhra Bank, District Co-operatives Banks and the Additional Secretary, Rural Development along with Mission Director, Nagaland State Livelihood Mission, participated in the programme.
There were presentations and various sessions which are: Agri-business and Agro-processing industries in Malaysia; Empowering Farmers Institutions in Agri-business, Youth Engagement in Agro-preneur Programme; Role of Federal Agricultural Marketing Agency; and the Co-operative Sector in Malaysia.
Field visits were organised for participants to the various projects of District Office of the Department of Agriculture in Cameron Island, Pahang. The field visit also included Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute’s (MARDI) Agro-Technology Park where the output of research in agricultural technology is implemented and demonstrated to the farmers and the public. The program concluded with the valedictory address and distribution of the certificates by the Director of INFRA. The participants expressed immense satisfaction on the learning gained from the programme.