NAIP, we are aware of the growing importance of access to
information in the global competitive economy.
Competitiveness and access to information are of
greater relevance to poor-population groups to prevent them from
further marginalization. The quantum of new information and the
rapid rate at which the existing knowledge is becoming obsolete
may pose a threat to the traditional and indigenous knowledge of
the NAIP shall strive for striking a balance between utilization
of the existing/ indigenous knowledge, creation of new knowledge
and protection of useful traditional knowledge through
documentation, validation, dissemination and utilization.
India’s agricultural sector is composed of a large number of
small individual entrepreneurs.
Farmers are becoming
increasingly dependent on other entrepreneurs for services,
inputs, implements, marketing and processing. The
capacity of these large numbers of entities to adjust to the
rapid changes in the institutional, economic and political
environments, and inter-collaborations is highly crucial for the
success of agricultural development.
Capacity building and
strengthening of partnerships
will be major elements in all the
Components of the NAIP. Capacity building applies to individual
farmers, farmers’ groups/ organizations, and agrarian
institutions and businesses, which support them. Partnerships
refer to collaborations among public sector institutions,
farmers’ organizations, self-help groups, NGOs and the private
NAIP has a built-in awareness that women farmers,
whose number and contributions are significant in the Indian
agriculture, have to be increasingly involved in the development
Participatory mode of technology
development, learning and action taking
shall be the essential ingredients for capacity building and
project management in the NAIP.
the increasing importance of marketing in the Indian
agriculture, enhancing the business skills of agricultural
research institutions assumes high significance. There is a need
to develop business development units/ groups as models
in potential institutions for business planning, and market
development for commercialization of agro-technologies.