Bihar Convergence Platform for agriculture since being established in October 2019, is consistently working to accelerate the interventions in improving the lives and capacity of small and marginal farmers in the state.
The Convergence Platform chaired by the Vice Chancellor Bihar Agriculture University, with key members from Bihar Rural Livelihood Promotion Society known as Jeevika, Bihar Agriculture University, Dr Rajendra Prasad Central Agriculture University, Agriculture Technology Application Resource Institute, ICAR-RCER, Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) along with private groups like IFFCO, Bayer, and ITC, is a synergistic partnership to innovate and initiate targeted interventions that help farmers to have informed choices with proven scientific recommendations.
Data Ecosystem: Out of the many activities jointly implemented by the platform, “Data Ecosystem” is the key arena where the platform works together in strengthening the impact of data, and incorporating them in accelerating quality interventions for farmers.
Recently, a six-day virtual interactive training for convergence members on the theme ‘creating impact through wider data sharing’ was hosted by CSISA in association with CAB-International and ODI in September (16-23 September). The thematic areas of the training aimed at strengthening technical expertise of the participants; creating an enabling environment to unlock the benefits of data sharing and developing space for participants to discuss, brainstorm and co-design initiatives to be implemented together by the convergence platform members in coming days.
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