BioPrime launches ‘Farmers Cohort’ program to equip farmers with crop and region-specific knowledge

BioPrime launches ‘King Farmers Cohort’ programme to equip farmers with crop and region-specific knowledge

Pune: In order to equip farmers with crop-specific, region-specific knowledge and skills, preparing them to thrive in the evolving agricultural landscape, BioPrime AgriSolutions, a leading biotechnology company specialised in developing cutting-edge agri-biologicals, has launched “King Farmers Cohort” programme. Cohort participants will receive business and technical assistance over the entire crop cycle through a mixture of focused technical training sessions, mentorships, one-on-one support, and group farm visits.

“The King Farmers Cohort goes beyond yield maximisation and fosters a holistic approach to agriculture, focusing on crucial areas like climate-resilient practices, soil health management, and building profitability. Each cohort will hold four dedicated ‘Technical’ training sessions led by leading researchers, and innovators to provide targeted knowledge focusing on farmers’ crop-specific needs and empower them to adapt to the ever-changing climate and nurture healthy soil, which is the foundation for sustainable success,” BioPrime AgriSolutions informed.

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“The learning extends beyond the classroom with designated field days and harvest days in selected farmer fields for practical learning, inspiration, and networking. Thus, creating a forum for peer-to-peer learning, where shared challenges find collaborative solutions and best practices flourish through hands-on experiences. As one farmer who’s participated in an Onion Cohort noted, there’s a great benefit of learning from other farmers with differing amounts of experience and expertise, and the supportive nature of the group created a space to find solutions to problems collaboratively,” the agri biologicals company further said.

To crown it all, BioPrime will organise a valedictory function to commemorate each cohort with rewards for outstanding achievements in yield, profitability, and sustainability through a grand ceremony, adding a layer of motivation that inspires every farmer to reach their highest potential.

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Speaking about the initiative, Dr. Renuka Diwan, Co-Founder & CEO, of BioPrime AgriSolutions said, “At BioPrime, we believe empowering farmers isn’t just about higher yields, it’s also about equipping them to be sustainable. The King Farmers Cohort is a catalyst in this changing world where we pool resources and support for farmers towards a future where profitability and sustainability go hand-in-hand.”

“BioPrime’s vision for 2024 sees 20 cohorts across 10 crops, 10 regions, and three states, empowering over 1,000 farmers and impacting 10,000 acres of land. This commitment to farmer success extends beyond BioPrime itself, with the company actively onboarding top scientists and inviting other companies and universities to contribute to the initiative. The first cohort was launched last year in the onion heartland of Maharashtra with 40 farmers covering over 1000 acres of land. Cohorts will closely follow this in tomato, chilli, soybean, potato, pomegranates, grapes among various other crops,” the company said.

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