One of the main reasons why skills are more important than degrees is because they are directly applicable to the job at hand. A candidate with a degree may have a broad understanding of a subject, but without the specific skills needed to perform the job, they may struggle to succeed in the role. Every sector requires skilling and upskilling as with advancement of technology and challenges posed by rapid changes, people need to adapt in order to survive / thrive for which learning tools for skilling has become a necessity.

The agriculture and allied sectors are experiencing a significant transformation in the way farming is done. This change is primarily driven by farm mechanization, lack of farm hands availability, water scarcity, climate challenges, and consumers’ preference for chemical-free foods. The sector is shifting towards sustainable and organic farming practices that promote food safety, environmental protection, and economic growth. This transformation is also being supported by agri-digitisation, farmer training, and complete traceability through IoT and transparency tools.

For small & marginal farmers to adapt to the changing needs and challenges, it is essential to provide technical support, training and exposures to better practices in a structured and organized manner. The Skill development programmes brought under the Skill India Mission for Agriculture and allied sectors through NSDC and respective State Missions for Skill Development has been found to be very important support programmes for the farmers and all stakeholders. JVES is a registered Training Provider with Paschim Banga Society for Skill Development (PBSSD) and also under National Skill Devt. Corporation (NSDC) and have imparted over 500 farmers various agriculture skill and upskilling courses since 2018 onwards.