India: Jamshedpur's gerbera lady to train farmers

The New Year is expected to bring glad tidings for some East Singhbhum farmers, thanks to steel-city farmer-entrepreneur Sudipta Ghosh.

Ghosh (46), who started farming gerbera flowers in 2016 in her five-acre plot at Khuntadih village in Ghatshila subdivision of East Singhbhum, is planning to make local farmers aware of the concepts of contract farming and market linkage and help them earn more.

Contract farming involves production on the basis of an agreement between the farmers and buyers.

Ghosh will train farmers to gauge market demand and grow vegetables on their land when they are not cultivating paddy.

Read more at The Telegraph (Antara Bose)


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