Launch of Recognition Protocol of Agroforestry Nursery

Launch of Recognition Protocol of Agroforestry Nursery

Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and Tribal Affairs, Shri Arjun Munda launched the Framework for Voluntary Carbon Market in Agriculture Sector and Accreditation Protocol of Agroforestry Nurseries in Delhi today. Speaking on the occasion, he said that the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has come out with a framework to promote Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM) in the agriculture sector of the country with the aim of encouraging small and medium farmers to avail carbon credits. Have prepared. Introducing farmers to the carbon market will not only benefit them, but will also accelerate the adoption of environment-friendly farming practices.

He requested full cooperation from the concerned ministries and other concerned organizations of the Center and States to promote carbon market in the interest of farmers. He said that work should be done in this direction in collaboration with the farmers of the southern region, in a convenient manner and with solutions for them. He said that its benefits need to be focused on our farmers. This is the first step in which we want to ensure everyone's participation. He said that global challenges like global warming are before all of us and in such a situation we have to move forward with caution. He has asked ICAR to play an active role in this direction and do good work in the right manner.

He said that the agriculture sector in the country is making a significant contribution to the economy and livelihood of crores of people. He said that 54.6 percent of the country's workforce is engaged in work related to agriculture and allied sectors. The share of agriculture sector in GDP is 18.6 percent, while the total sown area is 139.3 million hectares out of the total geographical area of the country. Keeping this in mind, the Ministry under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has taken several steps for sustainable development. Shri Munda said that the accreditation protocol of agroforestry nurseries will strengthen the institutional arrangements for production and certification of planting material on a large scale to promote agroforestry in the country.

He asked all stakeholders to adopt it so that quality planting material can provide assured returns and thus achieve the objectives and goals of the National Agroforestry Policy. He also urged for proper use of natural resources. Shri Munda said that our Prime Minister Shri Modi is very serious towards the development of agriculture sector and climate change and under his leadership we are fully committed to solving the problems.


Pavita Jones