Agricultural Education, Skills & Training

  1. The AIIMSD is taking an active role in bringing together the education, skills, training and labour sectors to work towards a collaborative solution to the education and labour shortage issues facing Indian agriculture.
  2. The AIIMSD proposed to convey an Industry Roundtable, bringing together more then 50 industry, government and education representatives as the first step towards finding practical solutions. From this Industry Roundtable, an Education, Skills, Training and Labour Working Group has been established involving key industry leaders to drive solutions.
  3. The AIIMSD is playing a facilitation role, as we appreciate that the issues are larger than any one group alone. Real outcomes in this area will rely on collaboration and coordination of industry, government and the education sector; hence the Working Group is taking an active leadership role on behalf of Indian agriculture.
  4. The AIIMSD believes education is a vital component of ensuring the longevity of the agricultural sector - from primary school children right through to tertiary students - in order to encourage greater interest in agricultural careers, and to help build understanding of where food and fibre comes from.
  5. Yet the career opportunities available in agriculture are enormous. Career options include farmers and farm managers, animal nutritionists, plant breeders and soil scientists, agronomists, natural resource managers, quarantine officers, journalists, policy advisers, commodity marketers.
  6. In this context AIIMSD provide pre-primary to higher education for students and help build a strong foundation, and prepare them for formal AIIMSD competitive exam?
  7. In this students begin their agricultural career, it is essential that the right skills, training and education opportunities are available to ensure students are well prepared for the roles ahead (one of the reasons why AIIMSD remains a strong supporter of Rural Skills India), and that career development and leadership opportunities are available
  8. We provide  For farmers entire agricultural training and package of practices.
  9. There are many challenges facing agriculture's human resources: the labour force is ageing, there are fewer young people entering agriculture, and drought and other competing industries have had a significant impact on the amount of labour available.

Primary Industrial Education Organization (PIEO)

  1. The Primary Industrial Education Organization (PIEO) is an independent, not-for-profit organization aimed at delivering food and fibre education programs to primary and high school children across the country, and ensuring agriculture is factored into the national curriculum.
  2. Research by PIEO found that 77 percent of children believe cotton is an animal product and 29 percent think yoghurt is a plant product. The research clearly shows that more needs to be done to build children's understanding of where food and fibre comes from: exactly why the PIEO exists.
  3. The PIEO is dedicated to raising the profile and awareness of farming among students to foster greater understanding and appreciation of farming's relevance to the everyday lives of Indians, and to encourage more students to consider agricultural-related careers.
  4. The AIIMSD is a founding member of PIEO, and was one of the driving forces behind its creation. The AIIMSD helped bring together agricultural groups, educators, peak bodies and the Indian Government to pioneer the PIEO, meeting the educational needs of schools, teachers and students.

AIIMSD Rural Skills India

  1. AIIMSD Rural Skills India provides advice and assistance on rural and related skills and training to the AIIMSD and our membership, as well as Indian Apprenticeship Institutes, Jobs Services India members, registered training organizations and and group training organizations.
  2. AIIMSD Rural Skills India works to improve rural involvement in education and training, and enhances the skills and capacities of those in agriculture.
  3. AIIMSD Rural Skills India has contributed significantly to increasing the number of rural and related traineeship and apprenticeship commencements each year, with a view to combating an ageing rural workforce and shrinking rural communities, and to equipping the next generation of rural workers with transferable, recognised and valued skills.
  4. AIIMSD Rural Skills India has maintained a network of Education and Training Advisers, with bipartisan support, to assist the AIIMSD and its membership across the full spectrum of employment, education and training matters

AIIMSD Farmers Network