Components & Activities

The Technical Assistance Programme (TAP) is aimed at capacity building and technology transfer having definite outputs. The programme includes training of government officials, producers, production technologists, scientists, entrepreneurs and professionals.

Following are the major components representing the various nodes of the cotton value chain:

  • Upstream (Production Technology & Extension)
    • Regional Training Program - Developing Master Trainers' on Modern Cotton Production Technology
    • In Country Training Program on Modern Cotton Production Technology
    • Regional Training of Trainers' Program on Organic Cotton
    • Regional Training Program - Developing Master Trainers' on Extension Technology
    • In Country Training Program on Extension Technology
    • Regional Training Program on Farmer Field School
    • In Country Training Program on Farmer Field School
    • Development of (ICT based) Pest & Disease Surveillance System
    • Setting up of a 'Bio-pesticide Production unit' in Uganda
    • Promotion of 'Appropriate Agricultural Implements' in Mali
    • Fellowship on Applied Cotton Biotechnology
  • Downstream(Cotton Residue based, textile & apparel industry)
    • Regional Training cum Exposure Program on Post Harvest Management & Value Addition of Crop Residues
    • In country Training Program on Post Harvest Management & Value Addition of Crop Residues
    • Regional Training Program on 'Entrepreneurship Development'
    • In Country Training Program on 'Entrepreneurship Development'
    • Regional Training on 'Strengthening Textile Value Chain' in Nigeria
    • Setting up of 'Regional Knowledge Cluster cum Training Centre on Post Harvest & Ginning Technology'
    • Establishment of 'Skill School in Textile Sector'
    • Exposure cum Study Tour to Indian Textile Sector
  • Overarching (Planning, Policy)
    • Development & Validation of Country Specific Action Plan
    • Advisory Support to Ministry/ Department dealing Cotton to 'design schemes to promote Cotton Value Chain'
    • Development of Regional Network of Government Officials associated in Cotton Sector Development
    • Setting up of 'Investment Window' to catalyse Indian Investment
    • India - Africa Textile Industry Meet
    • Exposure Program to India for Policy Makers

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