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A Presentation about the India CCA Program launched by American Society of Agronomy in collaboration with Indian Society of Agribusiness Professionals (ISAP) and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

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  • India CCA Presentation

    1. 1. India Certified Crop Adviser Program<br />
    2. 2. Working Towards Improved Farm Advisory<br />Improved Farm <br />Advisory<br />Certified Crop Adviser<br />Single Most Effective Intervention in improving quality of farm Advisory<br />
    3. 3. Brief About CCA Program<br /><ul><li>American Society of Agronomy (ASA)
    4. 4. Started the program in 1991
    5. 5. More than 13,000 CCA’s in USA and Canada
    6. 6. CSISA provided the opportunities to initiate the CCA program in India as the first country outside USA and Canada
    7. 7. Indian Society of Agribusiness Professionals (ISAP)
    8. 8. Largest network of 15,000 Agriculture professionals
    9. 9. Agriculture Ext-Operations in 14 states</li></ul>Initial Support for the establishment of Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Program in India came from BMGF, USAID and World Bank to IRRI through a program on CSISA (Cereal System Initiative for South Asia)<br />
    10. 10. Collaborative Approach<br /><ul><li> Started in 1907
    11. 11. Sole authority of the CCA program
    12. 12. Started in 1960
    13. 13. Catalytic role in implementing the CCA program
    14. 14. Started in 2001
    15. 15. Administrative/Implementing partner of the India CCA </li></ul> program<br />
    16. 16. India CCA Board<br />First Row, From L to R: Mr. Bhattacharya, Dr. B.S.Sidhu, Dr. R.S.Anand, Dr. K.D.Kokate, Mr. KapilMehan, Dr. K. Singh; Second Row, L to R: Dr. P.ChandraShekhara, Mr. Rajiv Sinha, Dr. James Vorst, Dr. K.S.Khokhar, Mr. Rajeev Dar, Dr. Ellen Bergfield, Dr. J.K.Ladha, Mr. Luther Smith, Mr. SatishChander, Dr. Bijay Singh, Dr. I.P.Abrol, Dr. M.S.Kang, Dr. A.K.Gosain<br />
    17. 17. India CCA Committees<br />Exam and Procedures<br />Standards and Ethics<br />Budget and Finance<br />Continuing Education<br />Communications and Promotions<br />
    18. 18. Exam & Procedure Committee Members<br />Dr. SudarshanGanguly , IARI, New Delhi<br />Dr. NaveenKalra, Tata Chemicals Ltd., Aligarh<br />Dr. KaushikMajumdar, IPNI<br />Dr.B.C.Marwaha, DSCL, New Delhi<br />Dr.H.Pathak, IARI, New Delhi<br />Dr. Rajendra Prasad, IARI, New Delhi<br />Dr. A.N. Rao , IRRI, India<br />Dr.P.K.Sharma, CSKHPKV, Palampur<br />Dr.D.V.Singh, IARI, New Delhi<br />Dr. Ramendra Singh, Tata Chemicals Ltd., Noida<br />Dr. V.P.Singh, Seed Association of India, Noida<br />Dr. V. Vankatasubramaniam, ICAR, New Delhi<br />
    19. 19. Salient Features <br />Certification from the 100 year old Prestigious ASA<br />Certificate recognized in USA, Canada and India<br />Globally Accepted Agri Professionals<br />Improves Quality of Farm Advisory leading to Customer loyalty<br />
    20. 20. Technical Components<br />
    21. 21. Examination<br /><ul><li>Examination developed in India by team of multi disciplinary experts. The Exam is based on the Performance Objective (Syllabus) document developed to suit the Indian Conditions and comprising four core competency areas :
    22. 22. Nutrient Management
    23. 23. Soil and water management
    24. 24. Integrated pest management
    25. 25. Crop management</li></li></ul><li>Eligibility<br /><ul><li> B.Sc. Agriculture with 2 years of experience working with the farmers
    26. 26. 10 + 2 with 4 years of experience working with the farmers
    27. 27. Two reference forms (one from the Employer and one from a farmer) must be signed</li></ul>- Both Referees must recommend the applicant for eligibility<br />
    28. 28. Continuous Education<br /><ul><li>Continuing education – The corner stone of the program
    29. 29. 40 hours of continuing education in two years is mandatory for renewal of Certification - With at least 10 hrs in each of the 4 competency areas
    30. 30. 20 hrs must be online / offline self study
    31. 31. 20 hrs must be as Board approved trainings / workshops/ seminars</li></li></ul><li>Who can get the India CCA Certificate?<br />Market Development Officer, Agronomists, <br /> Agri-input sales personnel, Agricultural Development Officer, Field assistants, farm extension workers<br />Consultants and farm managers<br />Natural resource conservation personnel<br />Educators and extension specialists<br />Technical support personnel<br />Academic scientists and Agronomy Researchers <br />
    32. 32. Benefits to Employers<br />Human Resource of Global Standards<br />Trained agri professionals can be engaged for diversification & expansion of activities<br />Lateral movement of professionals within the company becomes easier<br />In a long run, a better informed Farm Operative will ensure Customer (farmer) loyalty<br />Great Multi tasking Enabler<br />Great Performance Evaluation Tool<br />Companies can gain Employee Loyalty & Gratitude addressing attrition<br />
    33. 33. Benefits to Individuals<br />The Program establishes a high level of competency in all aspects of crop production leading to all round development<br />The India CCA Program is being recognized by both public and private sector as knowledge enhancement and upgradation tool<br />Certified Professional is always updated and in touch with latest in agriculture<br />Certification will lead to: <br />Job Opportunities in multinational organizations<br />New Era of Employment like ICT<br />Increased Earning Potential<br />
    34. 34. Other Beneficiaries<br />Benefits to Government<br />Benefits to Farmer Community<br />Reduced Cost of cultivation and increased profits<br />Increased yield using better and balanced inputs<br />Increased yields using GAP, INM, IPM<br />Risk Mitigation e.g use of short duration varieties during times of less rainfall<br />Introduction to newer varieties and technology <br /><ul><li>Better informed farmer will produce more,addressing food security concerns
    35. 35. Strengthening & Revival of the Government Extension System
    36. 36. Increased farm productivity will rekindle the varying interest in agriculture </li></li></ul><li>Training Manual<br />India CCA Training Manual – Vol. 1<br />India CCA Training Manual – Vol. 2<br />
    37. 37. Participant Companies- Dec 2010<br />Number of Candidates Appeared - 85<br />Centres- New Delhi, <br />Chandigarh & Hyderabad<br />TCL – TATA Chemicals Ltd.; DSCL- DCM Shriram Consolidated Ltd.; IPNI- International Plant Nutrition Institute, KVK- KrishiVigyan Kendra, CSISA- Cereal System Initiative for South Asia, DF & P – Deepak Fertilizers & Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd.; DoA, Punjab- Deptt. Of Agriculture, Punjab , CFCL – Chambal Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd.; CIL – Coromandel Int. Ltd.; PHI – Pioneer Seeds; SI – Sunhara India, BCS- Bayer Crop Sciences, RIL- Rallis India Ltd. <br />
    38. 38. India CCA Exam - Dec 12, 2010<br />Proctors moving around in India CCA exam on December12, 2010<br />Examinees concentrating at India CCA exam on December 12, 2010<br />
    39. 39. Result - India CCA Exam held on 12 Dec 2010<br />
    40. 40. Result - Pilot Exam held in August 2010<br />
    41. 41. Examination Fee<br />Government Employees - Rs 7,000 + Service Tax@10.30 % = Rs 7,721<br />Corporate & Private Sector - Rs 9,500 + Service Tax@10.30 % = Rs 10,480 <br /><ul><li>The above fee includes Training Material</li></li></ul><li>Information Source<br /><br /><br />Information Available on the website: <br />Exam Registration Form<br />India CCA Credential booklet including all the detail of CCA program, reference forms, Education detail etc.<br />Performance Objective document (syllabus)<br />Continuing education topics<br />Continuing education applications and reporting<br /><ul><li>First open India CCA exam successfully held on 12 Dec, 2010
    42. 42. Next India CCA Exam scheduled on 12 June, 2011
    43. 43. Last Date for registration for June Exam – 15th April 2011</li></li></ul><li>Contact Information<br />Ms Chander Rekha<br />Indian Society of Agribusiness Professionals<br />Ph. No. 011 43154100, 41730573<br />E mail<br />Dr. Kanwar Singh<br />International Rice Research Institute<br />Mob No. +91-9654456005<br />E mail:<br />
    44. 44. THANK YOU!<br />