IGNOU launches course in Organic Farming

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New Delhi, Feb 15 (UNI) IGNOU, in collaboration with the Commerce Ministry's Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), will offer a six-month course in Organic Farming from the coming academic session.

Minister of State for Commerce Jairam Ramesh launched the programme today.

The programme will be the first such educational and training course offered in the country. It would be made available to students, farmers and certifying personnel seeking enrollment to the course.

The study programme is expected to address the vast manpower requirement for trained personnel in the organic farming sector in India.

As the programme would be imparted through IGNOU's Open and Distance learning mode, candidates with Secondary School qualification can enroll for it as well.

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