Farmers Training Institute (FTI)

Institute of Excellence for Human Resource Development in Agriculture and allied fields
The Farmers’ Training Institute (FTI) of the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore (UAS (B)) was established in the year 1967 with the main objective of imparting training for farmers. The Institute organizes both institutional and peripatetic training programmes. The General Extension Services (GES) programmes are sponsored by Department of Agriculture, Government of Karnataka with the operational jurisdiction of Bangalore Rural and Ramanagara districts. Sponsoring agencies who have utilized the services of this Institute are Department of Agriculture (Bhoochethana, INSIMP and ATMA), Command Area Development Authority (CADA)-Mysore, State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD)-Assam, OSSOPCA (Odisha Agriculture Department), JSS Institute, Swashakthi (KSWDC), ICRISAT, Mahila Samkya, NGOs, etc.
  • Technically empower the farmers / farm women for better agriculture practices
  • To impart trainings on agriculture and allied subjects
  • To provide farm advisory services to the farmers of Bangalore district
  • Institutional trainings of 01 day to 05 days duration based on the subjects
  • Off-campus training programmes of 1-2 days duration (Village based)
  • Link workers training programmes both institutional and at village level
  • Specialized trainings as per the need of client departments of Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Sericulture, Watershed Management, etc. The subjects covered are Contract Farming, Organic Farming, Rain Water Harvesting, Agricultural Machineries, Integrated Farming System, Integrated Nutrient Management, Integrated Pest and Disease Management, Bio-fuels, Agri-entrepreneurship, Value addition, Fodder production, Water Management, Post Harvest Technology etc.
  • Specialized trainings for field level functionaries of development departments on agriculture & allied aspects based on demand.
  • Workshops, Farmers – Scientists interaction, Seminars etc.
  • Conducting front line demonstrations in Bangalore Urban district under Integrated Farming System Demonstrations (IFSD), Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) programmes etc.
Salient Features
  • Located in the main University Campus and Easy accessibility
  • Well equipped training facilities with conducive environment for effective learning
  • Qualified, experienced and specialized faculty
  • Access to the research & demonstration units to get hands on information on technologies
  • Good boarding and lodging facilities
  • Better opportunity for practical learning through up-gradation of skills
  • Library and internet for e-learning and also better scope for extra-curricular activities and entertainment
  • Institution having transportation facilitator for Exposure visits to different demonstration plots.
Training Approach
Training is a specialized kind of education, which is skill oriented. It is education for a very specific purpose, where the end product is pre-determined based on performance. The concern here is enhancing the ability of an individual to accomplish a set of tasks by providing an opportunity which results in acquiring the new and upgraded ability in performing the skill. The participants are members of the communication network, feel at ease, participate actively, share experiences, ask questions, make mistakes, take risks during training, they use trainer as resource, guide and mentor.
The modus operandi carried for each of the training programme is given below Ice breaking; Registration, orientation, need assessment and pre-evaluation; Curriculum development / training module development; Presentation of topics through participatory methods using various training techniques by resource persons; Experience sharing with progressive farmers or case studies; Field visit to research demonstration plots, Institutes, input organizations, progressive farmers’ fields, etc; Group task, discussion and presentation; Post - evaluation and feed back; Follow up
DR. J. Shivanna
Dr. J. Shivanna
Chief Instructor

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MR. K. N. Chandregowda
Mr. K. N. Chandregowda
Associate Professor (Agril. Extension)

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Dr. S. Y. Srinivasa Reddy
Dr. S. Y. Srinivasa Reddy
Associate Professor (Hort.)

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DR. Banu Deshpande
Dr. Banu Deshpande
Asst. Professor (Food Science & Nutrition)

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