Mr. Ramesh Jichkar an agriculture graduate with over 35 years of experience in agriculture, rural livelihoods, supply chain management, procurement and commodity marketing. In initial stages of his career he worked with NDDB Oilseed Project for over 18 years.
After his stint with NDDB he established “Krushi Padvidhar Service CO-operative society” (KPSS) at Amravati. KPSS has been implementing agricultural extension projects in association with Department of Agriculture, and other government agencies of Government of Maharashtra. He has also been associated with Orange growers association Warud and more recently farmer producer company movement from 2012. He has established and guided 7 farmer producer companies in region. He has closely worked with TCS mKRISHI® project in Convergence of Agriculture Intervention of Maharashtra (CAIM) Project.
He was a committee member of Central Citrus Research Institute (CCRI), Nagpur and National Bureau of Soil Science and Land Use Planning, Nagpur from the year 2009 to 2015. He has been awarded renowned person Award by Rashtriya Chemical Fertilizers, Mumbai for his contribution to agriculture sector and also won CCRI’s Best Orange Grower Award.
DIRECTOR Mr. Naresh Mendhe , Gondia
Mr. Naresh Mendhe is a Commerce graduate. He is progressive farmer adopting new and scientific technologies in his field. Being an enthusiast in social activities he established Chirag Patil Kisan Krishi Vikas Sanstha to solve problems faced by farmers on day to day basis. His organizarion has been working on production enhancement of paddy crop. He has organized various agricultural extension activities in association with Department of Agriculture, government of Maharashtra.
He took lead in establishing Gondiya Vibhyag Farmers Producer Company Limited, Kolhdhari and NUS farmers producer company Ltd, Moha under SFAC initiative and MACP respectively. He is also associated with organic certification in PGS System.
DIRECTOR Mr. Anil Naukarkar , Bhandara
Mr. Anil Naukarkar is Bachelor in Arts and owns an agri-input shop in Asgaon in Bhandara district. He gained vast experience in paddy seed production while working with multinational companies’ like Bayer Crop Sciences, Syngenta India and Nath Seeds. Anil has conducted numerous farmer training programmes in the region through network of private seed companies and ATMA Bhandara office in last 12 years.
Anticipating the need of an organization for collective production, processing and marketing of the seeds he established Chauras Farmer Producer Company Limited in the year 2015. The company has been in the forefront in using scientific practices and latest technology. The FPO has been pioneering in using scientific growing practices use of paddy translator in Vidarbha region.
DIRECTOR Mr. Liladhar Hingve , Karanja (G), wardha
Mr. Liladhar Hingve is Batcher of Arts. He has also completed ITI welder trade. The family has been into agriculture profession for generations.
He developed tractor drawn Broad Base Furrow (BBF) marker with own idea and utilized in his own farm gave demonstration to other farmers and popularized the technology in short span of time. Farmers in the region are widely using his innovation for in situ soil and water conservation. He is founder director of Agricare Farmers Producer Company Limited, Karanja (G) established under MACP project.