Awareness Programme on Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables

Awareness Programme on Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables APVPFV IGNOU

Objectives: The main objectives of the programme are:

This programme has been developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), Government of India.

  • Imparting knowledge and skills for minimizing the post-harvest losses, primary processing of fruits and vegetables at the production areas/clusters and production of value-added products from Fruits and Vegetables.
  • Developing entrepreneurship and skill development for self-employment in food processing and associated activities

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Eligibility

  • Any 8th standard passe out who can read and write Hindi or English or regional language who is a Progressive farmer or good producer of the fruits and vegetables. Farmers may be selected from one block so that they have close geographical proximity
  •  A farmer or office bearer of the Association of Fruits and Vegetables / Horticulture Association, (if any) in the district (developed by MoA under Horticulture Mission).
  • Entrepreneurs involved in the procurement/processing of Fruits and Vegetables.
  • Farmers/Farm Women/Representatives of the Farmer’s Interest Group/Farm Women Self Help Group sponsored by Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) of the district.
  • The representative of NGOs, Government Undertaking, Mandies, Cold Storage who are directly dealing with preservation, processing and Marketing of Fruits and Vegetables.
  •  The representative of NGOs, Government Undertaking, Mandies, Cold Storage who are directly dealing with preservation, processing and Marketing of Fruits and Vegetables
  •  Field level functionaries of the State Departments of Agriculture and Allied Departments.

The medium of Instruction: English and Hindi
Duration: Minimum one and a half months and Maximum six months; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.
Fee Structure: Rs. 1000/- for full programme
Programme Details: There are specific courses in this non-credit awareness programme. The study material is divided into small modules (9 modules). The study materials code is NPV-001. Preference will be given to Farm Women
Study Materials
The study materials include nine modules. The topics covered are as follows:

Module Title of the Module Credits
Module-1 Introduction 0
Module-2 Post-harvest management of fruits and vegetables 0
Module-3 Factory Standards and Product Specifications 0
Module-4 Processing and Value Addition 0
Module-5 Quality Assurance 0
Module-6 Packaging of fresh fruits and vegetables and their processed products 0
Module-7 Marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables and their processed products 0
Module-8 Setting-up of an enterprise 0
Module-9 Institutional support to the entrepreneurs 0
Total Credits 0

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