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Agriculture Technology Management Agency Scheme

Agriculture Development
Agriculture Technology
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The “Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) Scheme” scheme was started by the Department of Agriculture, Farmers Welfare & Co-operation, Government of Gujarat.
Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) is a district-level registered society that works with different agriculture-related institutions for sustainable agriculture development. The main objective of this scheme is to coordinate the various research and extension activities at the district level. It is also responsible for the decentralization of the public agriculture technology system.
The formation of “Farmer’s Interest Group (FIGs)” with the help of public organizations, private organizations, NGOs, Para Extension Workers, and private input dealers in all the blocks and villages of the district is one of the major objectives of ATMA.
Objectives of the Scheme:
  • New institutional arrangements – Decentralized decision making
  • Broad-based extension delivery (FSA)
  • Group approach to extension – FOs & FIGs
  • Gender concerns – Minimum 30% allocation
  • Convergence of line departments – gap-filling mode
  • Multi-agency extension strategies – encourage private sector (minimum 10% allocation)
  • Sustainability of extension services – Minimum 10% beneficiary contribution
  • Bottom-up planning
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