TAFE Sets Up JFarm-Agriculture Research Centre In Hyderabad

TAFE Sets Up JFarm-Agriculture Research Centre In Hyderabad     - Sakshi Post

HYDERABAD: Tractor manufacturer Tractors and Farm Equipment (TAFE) Ltd on Wednesday said it has established an agriculture research centre in Telangana. The JFarm and Product Training Centre (PTC) has been set up in association with Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University.
The centre would act as a platform for farmers to interact with agricultural experts on a wide range of concepts such as scientific farm practices, organic farming, conservation of soil, water and natural resources, according to a statement. It would also facilitate the transfer of agriculture technology and mechanisation in agriculture, using equipment that is suited for the drylands of Telangana.

Besides, TAFE's Product Training Centre, an integral part of the facility, would educate farmers on the integrated mechanisation model of TAFE, which combines the operation and servicing of tractors, equipment and machinery.

The centre was inaugurated by TAFE CMD Mallika Srinivasan, M Raghunandan Rao (IAS), Agriculture Production Commissioner & Secretary - Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Government of Telangana, and Dr. V. Praveen Rao, VC, PJTSAU.

Mallika Srinivasan, chairman & managing director - TAFE, said, “TAFE’s vision of Cultivating the World focuses on improving farm productivity and farmer prosperity. It is with this in mind, that TAFE established both JFarm and its Product Training Centre, as a CSR initiative, way back in the 1960s, to impart knowledge through applied research, practical mechanization demonstration, interactions and training to the farming community, as a pioneer in the field of farm mechanization. TAFE’s JFarm and PTC at Telangana, a CSR initiative and a third such establishment in the country, is a reaffirmation of TAFE’s commitment to enhance agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability in the country.”

The university's Vice Chancellor V Praveen Rao said the future of farming lies in adapting to technologies that are data driven, involving Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, machine learning and that involve predictive and prescriptive analytics to balance optimised use of resources.

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