Group Farming Practitioner

Group Farming Practitioner

A brief description of the work: Group Farming Worker
participates in the formation of a group of like-minded farmers, builds exemplary group farming according to local conditions, adoption and development of modern farming techniques. The person is also responsible for attracting the team to start the construction of the Farmer Producer Company. Your Qualities: A job requires the ability to work as a team, learn new techniques, take risks, work hard and make decisions about farming as a team. One has to deal with the consequences and has to deal with one’s learning and performance.

Facilitate participatory management practices to form CIGs/FIGs/PGs:

This OS unit is about facilitating the formation of a group of similar interests through participatory methods of planning, organizing, implementing and monitoring group business activities. Scope This unit / task includes the following:  Facilitating the participation of farmers in the planning, implementation and monitoring of business activities of the Performance Criteria (PC) groups w.r.t. Scope Element Performance Criteria Ease farmers’ participation in planning, implementing and monitoring group business activities To be competent, one must be able to: PC1. identify farmers by forming PC2 similar interest groups. simplify group / gram meetings Sabha PC3. increase participation and PC4 group membership. participate in the setting of the goals and objectives of the PC5 team. select specific function of PC6 group farming equipment. find PC7 group similarities. to assist in the effective management of PC8 farming activities. helps to better manage PC9 resources. liaising with financial institutions / marketing agencies / consumers / service providers / PC10 installation providers. participate in debt management Group Farming Practitioner

Organizational Context (Knowledge of the institution / organization and its processes):

The user / person at work needs to know and understand: KA1. applicable laws, standards, policies and procedures in the workplace KA2. appropriate health and safety requirements applicable to workplace KA3. your role and responsibilities and job information resources KA4. who can request assistance to obtain work-related information, specifications and KA5 funding. the importance of compliance with health, hygiene, safety and quality standards and the impact of non-compliance on consumer and business KA6. documents and related procedures applicable to the context of the work

Technical Knowledge:

The user / person at work needs to know and understand: KB1. benefits of building the KB2 group. prerequisites for building a KB3 group. group activities KB4. KB5 group objectives. member obligations in the KB6 group. stages of group formation KB7. different methods of participatory management KB8. key functions of CIGs / FIGs / PGs KB9. features of CIGs / FIGs / PGs KB10.services provided by CIGs / FIGs / PGs KB1.controlling CIGs / FIGs / PGs KB12.

Core Skills/ Generic Skills:

The user / person at work needs to know and understand that: SA1.write different types of reports such as meeting proceedings, bookkeeping etc. The user / person at work needs to know and understand that: SA3.learn the processes of successful agricultural participation projects SA4.learn about the latest farming tools and techniques in SA5 groups. Read minutes / procedures of meetings Oral communication (Listening and speaking skills) The user / person at work needs to know and understand: SA6.how to communicate with farmers and consumers SA7. listen and understand details B. Making a Professional Skills Decision A user / employee needs to know and understand how to do it: SB1. make the most of the resources Plan and edit The user / employee at work needs to know and understand how to do it: SB2. arrange the people, materials and funds required for Customer Centricity services The user / employee must know and understand: SB3. to develop relationships with SB4 team members / farmers. understand the concerns and priorities in the group Troubleshooting The user / person at work needs to know and understand: SB5. identify underlying social and political issues and issues within the party and ensure the resolution of disputes Group Farming Practitioner

Analytical Thinking The user / person at work needs to know and understand how to do this: SB6. analyze a potential situation / problem that may arise within the group by experience and by observing SB7. use background knowledge and experience to recognize, analyze changing social and political contexts and the potential impact on the group’s performance in terms of finding possible solutions Critical Thinking The user / employee needs to know and understand: SB8. make daily judgments SB9. use thinking and feeling skills to detect any problems that may arise during the operation

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Basic Farm Management:

This unit / function includes the following:  Plant planning  successful records management Scope Element Performance Criteria Plant planning To be competent, one must be able to: PC1. select a plant based on the previous PC2 weather. take a soil sample to test for PC3. mix plants with suitable and recommended crops (according to high yields) PC4. perform crop rotation with plants suitable for PC5. work with agricultural / extension specialist PC6 specialist. select yield based on economic benefit Activity management record To be competent, one must be able to: PC7. keep a record of PC8 crop production activity. save plant calendars PC9. keep PC10 weed calendars. keeping an insect and insect calendar Financial Management In order to be competent, that person must know: PC11. find the total production costs (land, production methods, labor, equipment, fuel, administration costs etc.) PC12. keep records of investment and expenses PC13. kept the required documents for PC14 accounts. identifying government schemes and their suitability for finding the same way to understand the market In order to be competent, one must be able to: PC15. point to a market near PC16. identify local vendors, mandis in and around valleys and compare PC17 prices. identify market prices for smart PC18 production time. arrange for low-cost transportation to market Group Farming Practitioner

Organizational Context (Knowledge of the company / organization and its processes) Group Farming Practitioner:

The user / person at work needs to know and understand: KA1. applicable law, standards, policies, and procedures in the workplace KA2. appropriate health and safety requirements applicable to workplace KA3. your role and responsibilities and job information resources KA4. who can request assistance to obtain work-related information, specifications and KA5 funding. the importance of compliance with health, hygiene, safety and quality standards and the impact of non-compliance on consumer and business KA6. documents and related procedures applicable to the context of the work.

Technical Knowledge:

The user / person at work needs to know and understand: KB1. soil and material testing report KB2. benefits of planting different species and varieties of crops to be cut KB3. benefits of crop rotation and crop varieties to be exchanged for KB4. plant species suitable for the land plot provided KB5. records of the storage of various materials and methods KB6. total costs involved in crop production viz. from land reform to the marketing of KB7. understand the basic principle of accounting KB8. understand the basic principles of bookkeeping KB9. market demand for KB10 product. the location of various markets / mines in the region KB11. prices for different products and KB12 price fluctuations. product mobility requirements Group Farming Practitioner

Core Skills/ Generic Skills:

The user / person at work needs to know and understand how to do this: SA1. state the details required for SA2 objectives. write the record correctly SA3. write descriptions and details about investments, costs and sales SA4. write a basic account book Learning Skills The user / person at work needs to know and understand how to do this: SA5. read Plant Planning Manual Oral communication (listening and speaking skills) The user / person at work needs to know and understand how to do it: SA6. liaising with others such as farmers, official / affected stakeholders SA7. understanding the information shared by senior people and professionals B. Practicing Professional Skills The user / employee needs to know and understand how to do it: SB1. make decisions on the types of plants to be planted SB2. make a decision by crop rotation and crop rotation Group Farming Practitioner

The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand: how to SB3. schedule daily activities and drawing up priorities; divide start times, estimation of completion times and materials, equipment and help 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, test the possible solution(s) and adopt an greatest /best possible solution(s) Analytical Thinking The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB6. watch 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 check the information gathered from observation, experience, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to thought and action SB9. take up his own working and learning

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Undertake harvest, post-harvest management and aggregation of the product Group Farming Practitioner:

This unit includes the following:  Crop management and post-harvest harvesting  Product integration Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. Scope Element Performance Criteria Harvesting and after-product harvest management In order to be effective, the user / individual must be able to: PC1. ensure that the crop is ripe at the time of PC2 harvesting. pre-cool or pre-burn the stock as needed after PC3 harvest. ensure product dryness to reduce the humidity level to the desired level. PC4. ensure the cleaning, packaging and configuration of the PC5 product. ensure proper and safe packaging of PC6 product. ensure product storage at the desired temperature and humidity levels of PC7. select the appropriate final structure to cut PC8 storage losses. ensure safe product management and PC9 quality assurance. use appropriate cleaning techniques to prevent PC10 virus buildup. verify all security measures in stages after harvesting PC11. ensure that free food is provided to consumers PC12. verify special product packages, storage, shipping and food safety certificates of the perishable product, wherever the product integration is required In order to be effective, the user / individual must be able to: PC13. edit and set PC14 collection locations. link to PC15 separate collection points. ensure proper PC16 product rating. collect stock in standard PC17. ensure proper stock management and quality assurance PC18. confirm at the time of stock delivery on PC19 transport. make sure there is no damage during departure Group Farming Practitioner

Organizational Context (Knowledge of the company / organization and its processes):

The user / person at work needs to know and understand: KA1. applicable law, standards, policies, and procedures ink2 KA2. appropriate health and safety requirements applicable to workplace KA3. your job role and responsibilities and resources about KA4 work. who can request assistance with 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

Technical Knowledge:

The person at work needs to know and understand: KB1. harvesting methods KB2. Product shelf life KB3. KB4 product safe management methods. post-harvest habits to be followed by a particular product KB5. different product evaluation methods for KB6. storage methods KB7. ways to ensure the quality of KB8 product. consideration to be taken in the completion of KB9 collection points. effective communication mechanisms and various procurement collection sites KB10. product delivery KB11. location, price, cost and price involved KB12. security measures to be taken to protect the stock collected KB13. quality, price, price, source and stock time KB14. tax-related information such as VAT KB15. how to follow the APMC (Agricultural Produce Market Committee) process Group Farming Practitioner

A. Core Skills/ Generic Skills Group Farming Practitioner:

The person at work needs to know and understand how to do this: SA1. record records Skills Learning An employee needs to know and understand how to do this: SA2. get the latest information by reading the leaflets, pamphlets, and information sheets of the SA3 product. read relevant newspapers / brochures Oral communication (Listening and Speaking skills) A person at work needs to know and understand how to do this: SA4. maintain an active working relationship with SA5 member farmers. interacting with other people like other farmers, extension workers / SMEs B. Making Professional Skills Decision An employee needs to know and understand how to do this: SB1. report potential areas of disruption to the SB2 process. decide post-harvest procedures for maximum return Plan and Edit The person at work needs to know and understand how to do it: SB3. plan and implement SB4 cropping methods. schedule product sales activities in a timely manner
Problem Solving The user / person at work needs to know and understand how to make SB7. to improve SB8 work processes. to increase product quality SB9. invest in issues that can be covered by individuals SB10. think about the problem, evaluate possible solutions (s) and use the largest / most effective solution (s) for processed thinking The person at work needs to know and understand: SB11. analyze market needs to identify opportunities Critical Thinking The user / person at work needs to know and understand that: SB12. achieve a level economy Group Farming Practitioner

Undertake farm waste management:

In order to be effective, that person must be able to: PC1. collecting agricultural residues / farm waste from the field after harvesting the plant’s PC2. classify different types of farm waste according to their PC3. cut farm waste into small pieces using a PC4 typewriter. use waste farm labeled to make PC5 compost. apply green compost to the soil in situ PC6 rot. press and make bales in the remainder of the crop left after harvest in the field PC7. store and transport the crop residues pressed for use as animal fodder or PC8 for industrial use. use farm waste to make pellets or briquettes for use as fuel for printing presses

Organizational Context (Knowledge of the institution / organization and its processes):

The user / person at work needs to know and understand: KA1. applicable laws, standards, policies and procedures in the workplace KA2. appropriate health and safety requirements applicable to workplace KA3. your role and responsibilities and job information resources KA4. who can request assistance to obtain work-related information, specifications and KA5 funding. the importance of compliance with health, hygiene, safety and quality standards and the impact of non-compliance on consumer and business KA6. texts and related procedures that apply in the context of work Group Farming Practitioner

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Technical Knowledge:

The user / person at work needs to know and understand: KB1. farm waste volume, use and potential KB2. adverse effects of burning farm waste / agricultural residues KB3. farm waste management equipment code KB4. pellet making equipment and briquette additive KB5. KB6 balancing and transporting machine KB6. secure storage of records KB7. farm waste waste quality standards to add value KB8. composting by farm river KB9. in situ management of farm waste KB10. operation and functions of plant material for plant residues KB11. operation and operation of the pellet / briquette machine making KB12. the use of pellets / briquette in power generation KB13. use of agricultural waste to make ethanol KB14. the requirements to keep the bears pressed for later use

Core Skills/ Generic Skills:

The user / person at work needs to know and understand that they can: read textbooks used for collection, composting, letter writing, conjugation, oral communication (listening and speaking skills) The user / person needs to know and understand: SA2. interacting with others like other farmers and stakeholders B. Developing Professional Skills To create a user / employee need to know and understand: SB1. make decisions on the type of farm waste and its use of SB2. identify the need for appropriate on-farm waste management equipment and Planning The user / employee needs to know and understand: SB3. organize post-harvest operations operations collection, scraping, composting, inbounding, installation, extraction, bail application, Customer Centricity The user / person at work needs to know and understand that: SB4. manage relationships with co-workers, industry and equipment dealers Solving Problems A user / employee needs to know and understand how to do this: SB5. identify underlying social and political issues and issues within the party and ensure the resolution of disputes Group Farming Practitioner

Coordinate and negotiate with input/service providers and buyers:

This unit / function includes the following:  Identifying and negotiating with suppliers / service providers  Find out customer requirements Performance Criteria (PC) wrt Scope Element Performance Criteria Identify and negotiate with service providers / service providers To be competent, the user / individual must able: PC1. ask prospective vendors / service providers for PC2 market information. identify and filter the list of relevant vendors / service providers PC3. negotiate price with PC4 installation vendors / service providers. enter into an agreement with vendors / service providers to provide timely inputs / quality services Get information on consumer requirements To be competent, user / individual must be able to: PC5. analyze the existing commercial system and commercial environment PC6. ask customers who will be familiar with PC7 market. identify and select the appropriate list of eligible buyers for PC8. Collaborate with the buyer to obtain a list of stocks that must determine consumer preferences, demand quantity and PC9 sales forecast. make the necessary adjustments to determine the needs and requirements of the PC10 product. decide what you will produce and how much it will cost according to the need Make the necessary negotiations on fair value and timely payment to member farmers In order to be effective, each user / individual must be able to: PC11. consumer negotiation number PC12. enter into a PC13 consumer agreement. keep in touch with the consumer PC14. ensure timely payment according to agreed terms and conditions Ensuring proper and timely product evaluation To be competent, user / individual must be able to: PC15. confirm the similarity between the need and provision of PC16. confirm the continuation of the provision of terms agreed upon by PC17. ensure the correct weight / weight of PC18 product. Integrate timely delivery and logistics PC19. make sure things go smoothly such as using PC20 tracking and tracking systems. provide accurate details of product flow and product quality features

Organizational Context (Knowledge of the company / organization and its processes) Group Farming Practitioner:

The user / person at work needs to know and understand: KA7. applicable law, standards, policies, and procedures in KA8 work. appropriate health and safety requirements applicable to workplace KA9. your role and responsibilities and job information resources KA10. who can request assistance for information related to the operation, clarification and support of KA11. the importance of complying with the standards of health, hygiene, safety and quality standards and the impact of non-compliance by consumers and business KA12. documents and related procedures applicable to the context of the work Group Farming Practitioner

Core Skills/ Generic Skills:

The person at work needs to know and understand how to do this: SA1. update the latest technology by studying SA2 market trends. read relevant newspapers / brochures etc. Writing Skills A person at work needs to know and understand how to do this: SA3. complete the related forms and write reports on quality, quantity and weight. Oral communication (listening and speaking skills) A person at work needs to know and understand how to do this: SA4. maintaining effective relationships and communication with senior executives, experts, vendors and consumers SA5. discuss issues, clarify doubts and seek solutions B. Specialist Skills Customer Power A working person needs to know and understand: SB1. establish relationships with SB2 buyers and sellers. discuss possible solutions SB3. work as a team and deliver timely delivery Problem Solving The user / employee needs to know and understand how to do this: SB4. Confirm Dispute Resolution Making Decisions A user / employee on the job needs to know and understand how to do this: SB5. make decisions on the need to provide and provide SB6. identify potential problems in performing tasks and take preventive measures Edit and edit User / employee need to know and understand: SB7. set up and schedule SB8 product demand and availability. organize farmers’ and consumer group meetings Thinking analysis The user / person at work needs to know and understand that: SB9. analyze market trends and product costs Key considerations The user / employee needs to know and understand: SB10. achieved the SB11 scale economy. make the team stronger

Assimilating market information Group Farming Practitioner:

This component includes the following:  find sources of information  analyze information  use information to make operational decisions (PC) w.r.t. Scope Element Performance Criteria Find resources To be competent, one must know: PC1. understand the various sources of information at the village level through other farmers, neighbors, relatives, agricultural workers, agricultural experts, government and private departments such as gram panchayat, cooperatives and SHGs etc. PC2. identify different sources of information at market level through commission agents, mandisamitis and PC3 input vendors. identify various sources of information through media sources such as radio, newspapers, television, internet for magazines, SMS on mobile phones etc. PC4. identify the appropriate sources of specific market information and the appropriate methods to collect the required information PC5. identify a reliable source of data analysis In order to be competent, the person must be able to: PC6. find ways to gather information through personal, telephone, online and published reports, magazines and articles, workshops, attending training and training sessions by PC7 agricultural service providers. find out the times and costs of checking PC8 market data. discover the availability and non-availability of specific PC9 market data. create PC10 market data analysis data. check the authenticity of data obtained by PC11. analyze data to make decisions Using market data in decision-making To be effective, one must be able to: PC12. use market information to make costly and cost-effective decisions for PC13. understand priced varieties with variety and various products such as seeds, insecticides, fertilizers, etc. PC14. use market information and decide on the crop and planting area which can lead to better productivity for the PC15 season. use market information to make effective pre-harvest decisions such as seed preparation, soil preparation, food management, weed management, pest and disease management and PC16 irrigation management. use market information for the appropriate post-harvest decision as setup

Guidelines for Assessment:

  1. Criteria for assessment for each Qualification Pack will be created by the Sector Skill Council. Each Performance Criteria
    (PC) will be assigned marks proportional to its importance in NOS. SSC will also lay down proportion of marks for Theory and
    Skills Practical for each PC.
  2. The assessment for the theory part will be based on knowledge bank of questions created by the SSC.
  3. Assessment will be conducted for all compulsory NOS, and where applicable, on the selected elective/option NOS/set of
    NOS.
  4. Individual assessment agencies will create unique question papers for theory part for each candidate at each
    examination/training center (as per assessment criteria below).
  5. Individual assessment agencies will create unique evaluations for skill practical for every student at each
    examination/training center based on this criterion.
  6. To pass the Qualification Pack , every trainee should score a minimum of 70% of aggregate marks to successfully clear the
    assessment.
  7. In case of unsuccessful completion, the trainee may seek reassessment on the Qualification Pack.