GUWAHATI, March 2 - A five-day training programme on Technology Impact Assessment Survey organised by the Horticultural Research Station of Assam Agricultural University (AAU) based at Kahikuchi in the city concluded on Saturday.
Altogether 35 technical team members engaged under the World Bank-funded Assam Agri-business and Rural Transformation Project (APART) in different districts of Assam participated in the event.
The core objective of the programme was to train up the project team members on the methodology for undertaking �impact assessment survey� to find out the extent of adoption of the technologies focused on new crop varieties and farm machinery disseminated to the farming community since inception of the project in 2018.
Experts from the International Rice Research Institute Dr Kanwar Singh, Dr Lisa M Varkey, Dr S Khandai and Dr R Priyadarsi took part as resource persons and dealt with different aspects and methodologies of technology impact assessment survey.
�The methodology projected for the field-level survey is an internet-based innovative approach under which the primary data collected from field situation will be digitised for rapid processing, storage, assessment and application. It is hoped that the present approach shall be effective in identifying the strength and weakness of the disseminated technologies with needful refinement for mass adoption for realising socio-economic benefits by the targeted farming groups,� Dr Sarat Saikia, Chief Scientist, Horticultural Research Station, said.
A practical survey session designed in individual contact method (ICM) in actual farm situation for 35 farmers in Tukuradia village of Kamrup district was also conducted for enhancing survey skill of the trainees.