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

Programme Type CERTIFICATE
Mode Open Distance Learning
School School of Agriculture
Duration 2.04 Months
Medium ENGLISH HINDI
Specialization Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables
Description

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.

Eligibility

Any 8 th standard passout 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.
Representative of NGOs, Government Undertaking, Mandies, Cold Storage who are directly dealing with
preservation, processing and Marketing of Fruits and Vegetables.
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.

Fee Structure

1000

Programme Coordinator Dr. P. Vijayakumar, pvkumar@ignou.ac.in Ph. 011-29573092

Course Details

Compulsory Courses
Course Code Name of Course 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

Regional & Study Centre Details

Regional Centre Study Centre
University Campus SOA: School of Agriculture