Group Farming Practitioner 6 Months Course

Brief Job Description: A Group Farming Practitioner is responsible for
participating in the formation of group of common interest farmers, structuring
it into model group farming based on local conditions, adoption and practicing
latest techniques of farming. The person is also responsible for enthusing the
group to initiate formation of Farmer Producer Company.
Personal Attributes: The job requires the individual to have the ability to work
as a group, learn new techniques, bear risks, work hard and tak decisions
pertaining to group farming. The individual should be result oriented and should
be responsible for his / her own learning and working. Group Farming Practitioner 6 Months Course

Group Farming Practitioner 6 Months Course

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Sector
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out a function in the workplace, together with the knowledge and understanding
they need to meet that standard consistently. Occupational Standards are applicable
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Group Farming Practitioner 6 Months Course


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Knowledge and
Understanding
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generic, professional and organizational specific knowledge that an individual needs
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Organizational

Group Farming Practitioner 6 Months Course


Context
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operates, including the extent of operative knowledge managers have of their
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Technical
Knowledge
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Core Skills or
Generic Skills
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today’s world. These skills are typically needed in any work environment. In the
context of the OS, these include communication related skills that are applicable to Group Farming Practitioner 6 Months Course

This OS unit is about facilitating the formation of common interest groups (CIGs)/ Farmer
Interest Groups (FIGs)/ Producer Groups (PGs) through participatory management practices
for planning, organizing, implementation and monitoring of group business activities Group Farming Practitioner 6 Months Course

This OS unit is about facilitating the formation of common interest group through
participatory management practices for planning, organizing, implementation and

Group Farming Practitioner 6 Months Course


monitoring of group business activities.
Scope
This unit/task covers the following:
 Facilitate farmers’ participation in planning, implementation and
monitoring of group business activitiesGroup Farming Practitioner 6 Months Course
Performance Criteria(PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Facilitate farmers’
participation in
planning,
implementation
and monitoring of
group business
activities
To be competent, the individual must be able to:
PC1. identify farmers for creating common interest groups
PC2. facilitate group meetings / gram sabha
PC3. increase participation and group membership
PC4. contribute in the goal and mission setting of the group
PC5. select the commodity specific activity for group farming operations
PC6. ascertain homogeneity of the group
PC7. assist in efficient management of group farming activities
PC8. assist in efficient management of resources
PC9. network with the financial institutions/ marketing agencies/buyers/ service
providers/input suppliers
PC10. contribute in debt management
PC11.participate regularly in meetings and observe the group activities
PC12.maintain meeting proceedings, other records and registers
PC13.facilitate registration of the group with competent authority
Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational
Context
(Knowledge of
the institution /
organization
and its
processes)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. relevant legislation, standards, policies and procedures in work
KA2. relevant health and safety requirements applicable in the work environment
KA3. own job role and responsibilities and sources for information pertaining to work
KA4. who to approach for support in order to obtain work related information,
clarifications and support Group Farming Practitioner 6 Months Course
KA5. importance of following health, hygiene, safety and quality standards and the
impact of not following the standards on consumers and the business
KA6. documentation and related procedures applicable in the context of work
B. Technical
KnowledgeGroup Farming Practitioner 6 Months Course
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. the benefits of forming a group
KB2. the pre requisites in forming a group
KB3. the activities of a group
KB4. the objectives of a group
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Facilitate participatory management practices to form CIGs/FIGs/PG

KB6. the stages of group formation
KB7. different participatory management practices
KB8. the core functions of CIGs/FIGs/PGs
KB9. the characteristics of the CIGs/FIGs/PGs
KB10.the services provided by CIGs/FIGs/PGs
KB11.management of CIGs/FIGs/PGs
KB12.monitoring and grading Process of CIGs/FIGs/PGs
Skills (S)
A. Core Skills/
Generic Skills
Writing Skills
The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA1.write various types of reports like proceedings of the meetings, bookkeeping etc.
SA2.write letters to bank, development and other professional agencies of various Group Farming Practitioner 6 Months Course
types
Reading Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA3.read the processes on successful participatory agriculture
management projects
SA4.read about the latest tools and techniques of group farming
SA5.read minutes/proceedings of the meetings
Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA6.effectively communicate with the farmers and the buyers
SA7. attentively listen and comprehend the information
B. Professional Skills Decision Making
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB1. undertake optimum utilization of resources Group Farming Practitioner 6 Months Course
Plan and Organize
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB2. organize the people, materials and funds required for the
activities
Customer Centricity
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB3. develop rapport with the group members/ farmers
SB4. understand the concerns and priorities of the group
Problem Solving
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB5. identify social and political undercurrents and issues within the group Group Farming Practitioner 6 Months Course

Analytical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB6. analyze critical situation/ issue that might arise within the group through
experience and observations
SB7. apply domain knowledge and experience to take note, analyze the
changing socio-political situations and its possible impact on the
functioning of the group so as to find possible solutions
Critical Thinking Group Farming Practitioner 6 Months Course
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB8. make judgments on day to day basis
SB9. use reasoning skills and intuition to detect any potential problems which

Basic farm management
Description This OS is for farmer who is responsible for managing the farm
Scope This unit/task covers the following:
 undertaking crop planning
 record keeping for effective management
 financial management
 understanding market interface
Performance Criteria(PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Undertaking crop
planning
To be competent, the individual must be able to:
PC1. choose the crop based on agro-climatic condition of the region
PC2. take sample of the soil for testing
PC3. perform intercropping with suitable and recommended crops (as per the
main crop cultivated)
PC4. perform crop rotation with suitable crops
PC5. interact with agriculture / extension expert for crop planning
PC6. choose crop based on the economic advantage
Record keeping for
effective
management
To be competent, the individual must be able to:
PC7. maintain crop production activity record
PC8. maintain crop calendars
PC9. maintain calendars of weed
PC10. maintain insect and pest calendar
Financial
Management
To be competent, the individual must be able to:
PC11. ascertain total cost of production (land, production practices, labour,
equipment, fuel, administrative cost etc.)
PC12. maintain records of investment and expenditure
PC13. maintain necessary books of accounts
PC14. identify government schemes and their eligibility for availing themselves of
the same Group Farming Practitioner 6 Months Course
Understanding
market interface
To be competent, the individual must be able to:
PC15. identify the nearest market
PC16. identify local traders, mandis in the villages and nearby and compare the
rates
PC17. identify market rates of the produce season wise
PC18. arrange cost-effective transportation of produce to the market
Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational
Context
(Knowledge of the
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. relevant legislation, standards, policies, and procedures in work
KA2. relevant health and safety requirements applicable in the work environmen

KA3. own job role and responsibilities and sources for information pertaining to
work
KA4. who to approach for support in order to obtain work related information,
clarifications and support
KA5. importance of following health, hygiene, safety and quality standards and the
impact of not following the standards on consumers and the business
KA6. documentation and related procedures applicable in the context of work
B. Technical
Knowledge
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. soil testing report and its components
KB2. benefits of intercropping and type of crops to be intercropped
KB3. benefits of crop rotation and types of crop to be rotated with
KB4. types of crop suited for given piece of land
KB5. record keeping components & methodologies for various activities
KB6. total cost involved in production of crop viz. from land preparation to
marketing
KB7. understand basic accounting principle
KB8. understand basic book-keeping principles
KB9. market demand for the produce
KB10. location of different markets/mandi in the region
KB11. rates of different produce and the fluctuation in the pricing
KB12. transportation requirement for the produce
Skills (S)
A. Core Skills/
Generic Skills
Writing Skills
The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. mention the data which are required for record keeping purpose
SA2. write the record in appropriate format
SA3. write descriptions and details about investment, expenditures and sale
SA4. write basic book of accounts
Reading Skills
The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA5. read instruction manual for crop planning
Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA6. communicate clearly and effectively with others like farmers, concerned
officer/stakeholders
SA7. comprehend the information shared by senior people and experts
B. Professional Skills Decision Making
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB1. make decisions pertaining to types of crops to be grown
SB2. make decision regarding crop rotation and intercropping

The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand: how to
SB3. schedule daily activities and drawing up priorities; allocate start times,
estimation of completion times and materials, equipment and assistance
required for completion
Customer Centricity
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB4. manage relationships with co-workers and managers
Problem Solving
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB5. think through the problem, evaluate the possible solution(s) and adopt an
optimum /best possible solution(s)
Analytical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB6. monitor and maintain the condition of crops, tools and equipment
SB7. assess situation & identify appropriate measures
Critical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB8. apply, analyze, and evaluate the information gathered from observation,
experience, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to thou

Undertake harvest, post-harvest management and aggregation of the produce
Description This OS unit deals with harvest, post-harvest management and collection of the
produce
Scope This unit/ task covers the following:
 harvest and post-harvest management of the produce
 aggregation of the produce
Performance Criteria(PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Harvest and postharvest
management of the
produce
To be competent, the user/ individual must be able to:
PC1. ensure crop is physiologically mature at harvest
PC2. pre-cool or pre-warm the stock as required after harvest
PC3. ensure drying of produce to reduce moisture content level to desirable
level.
PC4. ensure cleaning , sorting and grading of produce
PC5. ensure proper and safe packaging of produce
PC6. ensure storage of produce at desirable temperature and relative humidity
level
PC7. select the appropriate storage structure to minimize storage losses
PC8. ensure safe handling of the produce and quality assurance
PC9. use appropriate sanitizing techniques to prevent microbial build-up
PC10. ensure all safety measures during post-harvest stages
PC11. ensure contamination free food is provided to consumers
PC12. ensure product specific packages, storages, transport and food safety
certifications for perishable produce, wherever applicable
Aggregation of
the produce
To be competent, the user/ individual must be able to:
PC13. organize and set up collection points
PC14. coordinate with different collection points
PC15. ensure proper measurement of the produce
PC16. collect the stock from common place
PC17. ensure proper handling of stock and quality assurance
PC18. ensure on time delivery of stock to transportation
PC19. ensure no damage during transportation
Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational
Context
(Knowledge of
the company /
organization
and its
processes)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. relevant legislation, standards, policies, and procedures inwork
KA2. relevant health and safety requirements applicable in the work
environment
KA3. own job role and responsibilities and sources for information pertaining to
work
KA4. who to approach for support in order to obtain work related information,

clarifications and support
KA5. importance of following health, hygiene, safety and quality standards and the
impact of not following the standards on consumers and the business
KA6. documentation and related procedures applicable in the context of work
B. Technical
Knowledge
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. harvesting methods
KB2. shelf life of the produce
KB3. safe handling methods of the produce
KB4. post-harvest practices to be followed for the particular produce
KB5. measurement methods of different produce
KB6. storage methods
KB7. quality assurance methods for the produce
KB8. considerations to be taken for the finalization of the collection points
KB9. methods of effective coordination with various collection points for
procurement of goods
KB10. transportation of the produce
KB11. location, price, cost and value involved
KB12. safety measures to be taken for protection of collected stock
KB13. quality, quantity, price, source and time of the stock
KB14. tax related information such as VAT
KB15. how to follow APMC (Agricultural Produce Market Committee) mechanism
Skills (S)
A. Core Skills/
Generic Skills
Writing Skills
The individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. undertake record keeping
Reading Skills
The individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA2. get the latest knowledge by reading leaflets, pamphlets, and product
information sheets
SA3. read relevant newspapers/booklets
Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking Skills)
The individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA4. maintain effective working relationships with the member farmers
SA5. communicate clearly and effectively with others like co-farmers,
extension officers/SMEs
B. Professional
Skills
Decision Making
The individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB1. report potential areas of disruptions to work process
SB2. decide post-harvest practices for maximum returns
Plan and Organize
The individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB3. plan and organize crop cultivation practices
SB4. organize activities for timely selling of the produc

The individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB5. maintain efficient working of the group
SB6. ensure customer satisfaction
Problem Solving
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to
SB7. improve work processes
SB8. increase the quality of produce
SB9. invest in issues that cannot be covered by individuals
SB10. think through the problem, evaluate the possible solution(s) and adopt
an optimum /best possible solution(s)
Analytical Thinking
The individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB11. analyze market requirements to identify opportunities
Critical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB12. achieve economy of scale

This unit deals with handling of farm waste in a way which minimizes the
environmental impact and maximize the benefits
Scope
This unit/task covers the following:
 Handling of agricultural residue/ farm waste
Performance Criteria(PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Handling of
agricultural
residue/ farm
waste
To be competent, the individual must be able to:
PC1. collect the agricultural residue/farm waste from field after harvesting of the
crop
PC2. segregate different types of farm waste according to their use
PC3. carry out cutting of the farm waste into small pieces using scribbling machine
PC4. use scribbled farm waste for making compost- pit method
PC5. incorporate green manure in the soil for in situ decomposition
PC6. compress and make bales from crop residue leftover after harvesting in the
field
PC7. store and transport crop residue compressed bails for use as animal fodder or
industrial use
PC8. use farm waste for making pellets or briquettes to be used as fuel through
manual presses
Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational
Context
(Knowledge of
the institution /
organization
and its
processes)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. relevant legislation, standards, policies and procedures in work
KA2. relevant health and safety requirements applicable in the work environment
KA3. own job role and responsibilities and sources for information pertaining to work
KA4. who to approach for support in order to obtain work related information,
clarifications and support
KA5. importance of following health, hygiene, safety and quality standards and the
impact of not following the standards on consumers and the business
KA6. documentation and related procedures applicable in the context of work
B. Technical
Knowledge
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. farm waste volume, its utility and potential
KB2. ill-effects of burning the farm waste/agricultural residue
KB3. machinery requirement for management of farm waste
KB4. pellet and briquette making machines for value addition

KB5. baling machine and transportation of bales
KB6. safe storage of bales
KB7. farm waste quality parameters for value addition
KB8. compost making from farm waste
KB9. in situ management of farm waste
KB10. operation and functions of machinery for crop residue incorporation
KB11. operation and function of machine for pellet/briquette making
KB12. use of pellets/briquette for power generation
KB13. use of agro waste for making ethanol
KB14. storage requirements for compressed bales for later use
Skills (S)
A. Core Skills/
Generic Skills
Writing Skills
The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
NA
Reading Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. read instruction manuals for machinery used for collection, composting,
scribbling, pelletizing, briquetting
Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA2. communicate clearly with others like fellow farmers and stake holders
B. Professional Skills Decision Making
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB1. make decisions pertaining to type of farm waste and its utility
SB2. identify requirement of appropriate machinery for farm waste
management
Plan and Organize
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB3. schedule operational activities after harvesting of crop for
collection, scrabbling, composting, in situ incorporation,
pelletizing, briquetting, bailing
Customer Centricity
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB4. manage relationship with co-workers, industries and machinery dealers
Problem Solving
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB5. identify social and political undercurrents and issues within the group
and ensure conflict resolutio

KB5. baling machine and transportation of bales
KB6. safe storage of bales
KB7. farm waste quality parameters for value addition
KB8. compost making from farm waste
KB9. in situ management of farm waste
KB10. operation and functions of machinery for crop residue incorporation
KB11. operation and function of machine for pellet/briquette making
KB12. use of pellets/briquette for power generation
KB13. use of agro waste for making ethanol
KB14. storage requirements for compressed bales for later use
Skills (S)
A. Core Skills/
Generic Skills
Writing Skills
The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
NA
Reading Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. read instruction manuals for machinery used for collection, composting,
scribbling, pelletizing, briquetting
Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA2. communicate clearly with others like fellow farmers and stake holders
B. Professional Skills Decision Making
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB1. make decisions pertaining to type of farm waste and its utility
SB2. identify requirement of appropriate machinery for farm waste
management
Plan and Organize
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB3. schedule operational activities after harvesting of crop for
collection, scrabbling, composting, in situ incorporation,
pelletizing, briquetting, bailing
Customer Centricity
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB4. manage relationship with co-workers, industries and machinery dealers
Problem Solving
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB5. identify social and political undercurrents and issues within the group
and ensure conflict resolutio

The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB6. analyze critical situation/ issue that might arise within the group through
experience and observations
SB7. apply domain knowledge and experience to take note, analyze the
changing socio-political situations and its possible impact on the
functioning of the group so as to find possible solutions
Critical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB8. make judgments on day to day basis
SB9. use reasoning skills and intuition to detect any potential problems which
could arise during operations

Coordinate and negotiate with the input/service providers and buyers
Description This OS unit is about coordinating and negotiating for better prices with the
input/service providers and buyers.
Scope This unit/ task covers the following:
 Identify and negotiate with input sellers/service providers
 Get information on the needs of the buyer
 Make necessary negotiations for appropriate price and timely payment to
member farmers
 Ensure proper measurement and timely supply of the produce
Performance Criteria(PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Identify and
negotiate with the
input/service
providers
To be competent, the user/ individual must be able to:
PC1. enlist prospective input sellers/ service providers through market
information
PC2. identify and shortlist appropriate input sellers/service providers
PC3. negotiate the price with the input sellers/service providers
PC4. enter into an agreement with the sellers/ service providers for timely supply
of quality inputs/services
Get information on
needs of the buyer
To be competent, the user/ individual must be able to:
PC5. analyze existing trade system and trade environment
PC6. enlist prospective buyers through market information
PC7. identify and shortlist appropriate buyers
PC8. coordinate with the buyer for the list of stock they require for determining
buyers’ choices, quantity of demand and sales forecast
PC9. conduct demand planning to determine the needs and requirements for the
produce
PC10. decide on what and how much to produce based on the demand
Make necessary
negotiations for
appropriate price and
timely payment to
member farmers
To be competent, the user/ individual must be able to:
PC11. negotiate price with the buyers
PC12. enter into an agreement with the buyer
PC13. communicate on regular basis with the buyer
PC14. ensure timely payment as per the agreed terms and conditions
Ensure proper
measurement &
timely supply of the
produce
To be competent, the user/ individual must be able to:
PC15. ensure a match between the demand and supply
PC16. ensure continuity of supply as per the agreed terms
PC17. ensure proper weight/measurement of the produce
PC18. coordinate for timely supply and logistics
PC19. ensure transparency in the flow of goods such as using tracking and tracing
systems
PC20. provide accurate information on logistics flow and quality aspects of the
produce
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Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational
Context
(Knowledge of the
company /
organization and
its processes)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA7. relevant legislation, standards, policies, and procedures in work
KA8. relevant health and safety requirements applicable to the work environment
KA9. own job role and responsibilities and sources for information pertaining to work
KA10. who to approach for support in order to obtain work related information,
clarifications and support
KA11. importance of following health, hygiene, safety and quality standards and the
impact of not following the standards on consumers and the business
KA12. documentation and related procedures applicable in the context of work
B. Technical
knowledge
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. trade system and trade environment
KB2. existing trade channels- input sellers, service providers, buyers
KB3. usage of appropriate agriculture related apps/ portals
KB4. appropriate weights and measurement method
KB5. requirements of the buyer
KB6. stock planning with respect to season, climate etc.,
KB7. storage and transportation methods
KB8. contract management
KB9. transparency maintenance in flow of goods
KB10. quality, quantity, price, source and time of the stock
KB11. tax related information
KB12. APMC (Agricultural Produce Market Committee) mechanism, if applicable
Skills (S)
A. Core Skills/
Generic Skills
Reading skills
The individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. update oneself about latest technologies by reading market trends
SA2. read relevant newspapers / booklets etc.
Writing Skills
The individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA3. fill related forms and write reports for quality, quantity and weight
Oral Communication (Listening & Speaking skills)
The individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA4. maintain effective relationships and communicate clearly and precisely with
senior officers, specialists, sellers and buyers
SA5. discuss issues, clarify doubts and seek solutions
B. Professional Skills Customer Centricity
The individual on the job needs to know and understand how to

Coordinate and negotiate with the input/service providers and buyers
Description This OS unit is about coordinating and negotiating for better prices with the
input/service providers and buyers.
Scope This unit/ task covers the following:
 Identify and negotiate with input sellers/service providers
 Get information on the needs of the buyer
 Make necessary negotiations for appropriate price and timely payment to
member farmers
 Ensure proper measurement and timely supply of the produce
Performance Criteria(PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Identify and
negotiate with the
input/service
providers
To be competent, the user/ individual must be able to:
PC1. enlist prospective input sellers/ service providers through market
information
PC2. identify and shortlist appropriate input sellers/service providers
PC3. negotiate the price with the input sellers/service providers
PC4. enter into an agreement with the sellers/ service providers for timely supply
of quality inputs/services
Get information on
needs of the buyer
To be competent, the user/ individual must be able to:
PC5. analyze existing trade system and trade environment
PC6. enlist prospective buyers through market information
PC7. identify and shortlist appropriate buyers
PC8. coordinate with the buyer for the list of stock they require for determining
buyers’ choices, quantity of demand and sales forecast
PC9. conduct demand planning to determine the needs and requirements for the
produce
PC10. decide on what and how much to produce based on the demand
Make necessary
negotiations for
appropriate price and
timely payment to
member farmers
To be competent, the user/ individual must be able to:
PC11. negotiate price with the buyers
PC12. enter into an agreement with the buyer
PC13. communicate on regular basis with the buyer
PC14. ensure timely payment as per the agreed terms and conditions
Ensure proper
measurement &
timely supply of the
produce
To be competent, the user/ individual must be able to:
PC15. ensure a match between the demand and supply
PC16. ensure continuity of supply as per the agreed terms
PC17. ensure proper weight/measurement of the produce
PC18. coordinate for timely supply and logistics
PC19. ensure transparency in the flow of goods such as using tracking and tracing
systems
PC20. provide accurate information on logistics flow and quality aspects of the
produce
National Occupational Standard
AGR/N7827 Coordinate and negotiate with input/service providers and buyers
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Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational
Context
(Knowledge of the
company /
organization and
its processes)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA7. relevant legislation, standards, policies, and procedures in work
KA8. relevant health and safety requirements applicable to the work environment
KA9. own job role and responsibilities and sources for information pertaining to work
KA10. who to approach for support in order to obtain work related information,
clarifications and support
KA11. importance of following health, hygiene, safety and quality standards and the
impact of not following the standards on consumers and the business
KA12. documentation and related procedures applicable in the context of work
B. Technical
knowledge
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. trade system and trade environment
KB2. existing trade channels- input sellers, service providers, buyers
KB3. usage of appropriate agriculture related apps/ portals
KB4. appropriate weights and measurement method
KB5. requirements of the buyer
KB6. stock planning with respect to season, climate etc.,
KB7. storage and transportation methods
KB8. contract management
KB9. transparency maintenance in flow of goods
KB10. quality, quantity, price, source and time of the stock
KB11. tax related information
KB12. APMC (Agricultural Produce Market Committee) mechanism, if applicable
Skills (S)
A. Core Skills/
Generic Skills
Reading skills
The individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. update oneself about latest technologies by reading market trends
SA2. read relevant newspapers / booklets etc.
Writing Skills
The individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA3. fill related forms and write reports for quality, quantity and weight
Oral Communication (Listening & Speaking skills)
The individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA4. maintain effective relationships and communicate clearly and precisely with
senior officers, specialists, sellers and buyers
SA5. discuss issues, clarify doubts and seek solutions
B. Professional Skills Customer Centricity
The individual on the job needs to know and understand how to

Problem Solving
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB4. ensure conflict resolution
Decision making
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB5. make decisions pertaining to the demand and supply strategy
SB6. identify problems that may arise in carrying out the tasks and take
preventive action
Plan and organize
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB7. plan and organise demand and supply of produce
SB8. organise meetings of representative group of farmers and buyers
Analytical thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB9. analyze market trends and cost of production
Critical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB10. achieve economy of scale
SB11. make the group sustainabl

This OS is for farmer who is responsible for locating different sources of market
information, analyze and implement them in different activities related to farming
such as seed selection, seed procurement, planting, weeding, pest management,
irrigation, post-harvest activities
Scope This unit/task covers the following:
 locate information sources
 analyze information
 utilize information for decision making
Performance Criteria(PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Locate information
sources
To be competent, the individual must be able to:
PC1. understand the different sources of information at village-level through other
farmers, neighbours, relatives, agricultural extension workers, agriculture
specialists, concerned government and private departments like gram
panchayat, co-operative societies and SHGs etc.
PC2. identify different sources of information at market level through commission
agents, mandisamitis and input dealers
PC3. identify different sources of information through media sources like radio,
newspapers, television, magazine internet, SMS in mobile phones etc.
PC4. identify the appropriate sources of specific market information and proper
ways to collect the required information
PC5. identify the reliable source of information
Analyzing
information
To be competent, the individual must be able to:
PC6. ascertain methods of collecting information through personal visit, telephone,
internet and published reports, magazines and articles, workshops, attending
seminars and training by agriculture extension service providers
PC7. ascertain periodicity and cost of assessing market information
PC8. ascertain availability and non-availability of specific market information
PC9. perform documentation for analysing market information
PC10. evaluate the authenticity of information received
PC11. analyse the information for taking decision
Utilizing the market
information for
decision making
To be competent, the individual must be able to:
PC12. utilize market information for taking cost effective production decisions
PC13. understand quality-wise and variety-wise prices of different products such as
seeds, pest, fertilizer, etc
PC14. use market information and decide on crop and area be to sown which could
result in better productivity for the season
PC15. utilize market information for taking effective pre-harvesting decisions like
seed preparation, land preparation, nutrition management, weed
management, pest and diseases management and irrigation management
PC16. utilize market information for appropriate post-harvesting decision like drying

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Offline class Its mean you Direct Go to Our Institute and Take admission there, after the admission you have to join direct class

there is a totally free of cost no charge ,, even you will get Rs 50 every day from Government

every day , There Is a three Time Of classes

a) 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

b)12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

c)4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

you can take any time for class regarding your needs , you have to select any one time for regular attending the class

But one thing Must be Remember you have to attain at least 80% of total class, As example if class is 180 days then you have to attain minimum 150 days , other wise your registration will be cancel, and you cant sit on exam and you will also not get certificate

Time  and  And Share A Registration Number For your Attendance, Which we will provide you after complete admission. When Your 80% Attendance will be Complete then You should attend Assessment or Exam For Certificate And Mark sheet.

If you Need Certificate the you should have to attended all Classes Regularly Time to There Are Some Terms And conditions to eligible for Certificate And Mark sheet

  1. Need 80% Online Class Attendance By Registration Number
  2. attend Online Exam and Interview
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Charges

Only You have to pay Rs 2000/-(two thousand Rupees Only ) For The Certificate Courier Charge,

When you selected For Free Certificate And Mark sheet Or pay based Certificate And Mark sheet then your government registration process will be start , We give you a Registration Certificate , When you Will Start Your Online Class Every Day you will Put The Registration number With Us for attendance.

As Example Registration Certificate will be like the

This Certificate is valid for All India Government and private both sector and this certificate is also valid 129 Countries of The World, And by this certificate you can Attend All ou  interviews  And job Section .. Terms & Conditions of Online Class

Online Class Time – 12:00 pm to 01:00pm ( Two Days In a Week ) , If You have No Time at 12: 00 pm then You can see the class before 8:00 pm after that your attendance will be close,

Online Class And Mark sheet Details

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