What Do Farming and PM Have in Common? PMIEF
“Unwilling farmers result in low productivity,” declares Deep Jyoti Sonu Brahma, founder and director of the Farm2Food Foundation, a nonprofit organization that teaches agricultural entrepreneurship to students in an innovative project-based school learning program.
“The state of Assam in India struggled against serious social unrest for several decades. When peace finally set in, young people questioned the shape of their futures as unemployment rose, and economic strife surrounded them. Many of them longed for professional business careers, and regarded farming as a last resort,” explains Deep. “It was time to break that mindset, and look at farming through a different lens.”
Toward that end, he created Farmpreneurs, an in-school program that elevates the view of agriculture in the eyes of students, their families and the entire community by promoting organic farming methods and ensuring food availability.
“Farm2Food Foundation has a wonderful program in place which has primarily targeted life skills,” says Leena Gupte, PMP, PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) programs manager, India Operations. “However, the program was not structured and was not a self-sustainable model. Farm2Food has joined hands with PMIEF and we have been moving in a positive direction ever since. We have helped in enhancing the
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