India to launch Training Programme on Global Food Security
NEW DELHI: India will launch a training programme ‘Feed the Future-India Triangular Training Programme (FTF-ITT)’ to address the gaps in food and nutritional security in African and Asian countries.
Shobhana K Pattanayak, Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, will launch this programme while Richarad R Verma, Ambassador, Embassy of the United States of America will be the key note speaker.
According to a statement released Sunday, the program will conduct 32, fifteen days training courses (excluding travel period) at select Indian institutions for 25 participants in each programme. Each course module will focus on themes or sub sectors in which Indian institutions of reputed or have demonstrated comparative advantage to offer such trainings and ensure that it effectively responds to the target countries’ capacity gaps.
The program will conduct twelve, 10 days duration trainings (excluding travel period), in select countries in Africa and Asia, for up to 50 participants per programme.
The duration of each training program will be up to 15 days for in country training programmes and ten days for third country training programme, excluding arrival and departure time.
National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE) will follow a participatory approach in program design and implementation, offering each participating institution and participants the opportunity to contribute to and participate in the program design and deployment process.
MANAGE, USAID and the Government of India (GoI) will formally inform officials of new participating countries’ governments before program implementation begins.