GUNTUR: The Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU) is offering a three-month certificate course at the colleges affiliated to the varsity in all the 13 districts state.
Classes for the first batch, to be held on Friday of the third week of every month, will begin on November 10. Professors and experts at the select institutions will teach candidates the basics of organic farming. The Krishi Vignana Kendrams will be organising classes for the same at Amudalavalasa (Srikakulam), Raasthkuntabai (Vijayanagaram), Vundi (West Godavari), Ghantasala (Krishna), Lam (Guntur), Darsi (Prakasam), Nellore, Vutukuru (Kadapa), Kalikiri (Chittoor) and Reddypalem and Kalyanadurgam (Anantapur).
Briefing the media here on Saturday, Professor J Krishna Prasad said organic farming was practiced without using synthetic pesticides and conventional fertilisers. “India is becoming a major base for supply of organically produced agricultural products. Objectives of the course is to impart knowledge and proficiency in organic production practices and promote self-employment,” he said.
Students will be trained in labs during the tenure of the course.