Capacity development

In 2017-18, 1879 farmers were trained in cotton cultivar evaluation for participatory plant breeding, 63 farmers were trained in testing new cultivars in their fields as well as basic training on seed multiplication and 20 trainers were introduced to professional breeding, cultivar development and selection procedures.

Table 1: Number of farmers trained in cotton cultivar evaluation, visits to SGF trials and Training of the trainer (ToT) for participatory plant breeding.

Training Visits* ToT  
Organization Male Female Total   Male Female Total   Male Female Total
Chetna 112 99 211   30 16 46        
ASA 391 144 535       55        
Cotton connect 913 220 1133   1018 156 1174        
RVSKVV                      
Prathiba                 20 0 20
Total 1416 463 1879   1048 172 1275   20   20

Data for 2018 will be updated soon