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Promoting agri-entrepreneurs in State

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Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU) in association with Kerala Grameen Bank will organise an entrepreneur- scientist- industry- banker meeting at the regional-level to promote entrepreneurship across the State.

Recently KVASU organised PREBAV-2015, a State-level meeting in Thiruvananthapuram, where entrepreneurs showed keen interest in agriculture and allied sectors. The regional entrepreneurship meeting would be in areas of agripreneurship, said Vice Chancellor B. Ashok. Young entrepreneurs will be given preference at the summit.

Those entrepreneurs who attended the programme showed keen interest in dairy and poultry ventures as there was immense potential for food processing in the sector, T.P. Sethumadhavan, Director of Entrepreneurship, KVASU, said.

“Emerging market will also be for ready-to-eat and ready-to-cook products,” Mr. Sethumadhavan said.

KVASU would collaborate with the Kerala Grameen Bank in the area of entrepreneurship development. KVASU scientists would facilitate for identification of appropriate beneficiary, project formulation and technical support, he said.

Land, labour, capital and technology were important for promotion of commercial agri ventures in the State, said K.V. Shaji, chairman, Kerala Grameen Bank. The bank would associate with the meeting so as to facilitate financial assistance within the shortest possible time. Entrepreneurs could avail themselves of Agri Kisan card for the purpose, Mr. Shaji said.

KVASU identified commercial dairy and poultry ventures, value addition, precision farming, start-up projects for promoting safe-to-eat concept, precision farming and food processing as the potential sectors which can provide viable income to the entrepreneur.

This will be supported with banking, insurance and pollution control measures for sustainable outcome.

The university will publish package of practice recommendations 2015 both in English and Malayalam along with e-copy. Moreover, measures will be taken to release it in mobile app version for the veterinarians, dairy extension officers, progressive farmers and entrepreneurs.



Scientists of Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University to facilitate identification of appropriate beneficiary, project formulation and technical support.



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