The progress in the production and rise in demand of organic foods has made it essential for more and more individuals to enter the plethora of organic products and their management. The health conscious societies are quickly adopting organic foods and products for use. There is a steep increase in the profit for exports and the total market from India is Rs. 1000 crore. Now is the need of time for individuals to delve into this highly potential field for higher returns. The conventional farmers are switching to organic farming for better financial gains.
Market for organic products in India is rising exponentially. With a great potential for the marketing of organic products and better management systems, to enhance infrastructure and profitability for advanced business goals and to provide a competitive edge in the international market. The Organic Farming and Food Production Systems programme aims to equip an individual to tap the hidden potential of the organic products market. It provides an orientation to the participants to review the management strategies thoroughly in order to receive a greater economic advantage.
Module 1 : Organic Farming: Introduction, Scope & Nature in Global Scenario
Module 2 : Organic Farming- Principles and Practices
Module 3 : Integrated Organic Farm Management Systems
Module 4 : Organic Crops and Soil Sciences
Module 5 : Organic Plant Protection and Disease Management
Module 6 : Organic Fertilizers, Crop Nutrients and Effective Microorganisms (EM) in Organic Farming
Module 7 : Livestock Management
Module 8 : Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
Module 9 : Concept of Quality in Organic Farming
Module 10 : Horticulture Sciences
Module 11 : Organic Farms Inspection and Audits
Module 12 : Certification Procedures and Compliance with the Global Standards
Module 13 : Organic farming- Possible Problems & Fixes
Module 14 : Organic Food Packaging
Module 15 : Crop Production Systems
Module 16 : Agri-food Economics and Marketing
Module 17 : Entrepreneurship Development in Organic Products
Module 18 : Organic Industry Based Case Studies
Graduation in Science and Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification exam or awaiting their results, are also eligible to apply.
Minimum time in which a student can complete this diploma course is six months while a maximum of twelve months is allowed to complete the course.
The registration dates for this bi-annual executive programme run by the Institute are updated timely on the webpage. Effective E-learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the course lectures, online live classes and study material easily accessible. This gives a huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.
IGMPI follows a credit system based on all all learning activities involved in studying for all PG Diploma, Executive Diploma and Certificate Programmes. Each of your modules is equal to 4 credits. To successfully complete the programme, you will have to earn all the credits assigned to your programme.
All the participants are obliged to timely submit completed assessment assignments (during the course, usually after every module) and appear for an online exam at the end of the course. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded Executive Diploma in Organic Farming and Food Production System by Faculty of Food Safety and Quality, IGMPI. For all the above mentioned modules elaborate course material, self-assessment assignments and project work details would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the webpage as well.
The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing placement assistance to its participants. We have a robust placement cell comprising of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. We are engaged in promoting the employability of our participants by maintaining good rapport and relation with HR cell and recruiting managers of leading Food and agriculture companies across the globe.
The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing, interview skills & conducting mock interviews etc.
FFSQTM distance/e-learningprogramme is a professional course targeted to cater the needs of food and agricultural industry professionals. The information, guidance, practical training and course completion certificate will provide the participant with several opportunities in the industrylike auditing opportunities for organic certifications, quality assurance executives and quality managers in organic foods and farm industry, organic food manager, position in new product development(NPD)team, organic agriculture consultants and many more.
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