Community and Individual Capacity Building

Technology Extension

On popular demand, we are introducing short term training courses for capacity building of prospective stevia farmers, persons interested in businesses within stevia value addition chain and R&D personnel. The training curricula will include modern techniques in farming and post harvest processing, basic extraction and purification technologies, application of stevia based sweeteners in different food and beverages and marketing. All courses are conducted by Industry Experts. We charge a nominal fee for organizing courses at no profit - no loss basis. 

Details of the training courses:

Module : FN02/18

Empowered Stevia Farmer

Course Content :

  1. Soil and climatic requirements for stevia

  2. Variety selection through field trials

  3. Land preparation, irrigation planning

  4. Transplantation - different options

  5. Nutrient management and plant protection

  6. Harvesting 

  7. Post Harvest Processing

Duration : 2 days

Type : Residential 

Dormitory accommodation + food will be provided

Candidate will bear to and fro transportation cost for self

Course Fee : 5,500/-

Module : FN01/18

Modern Crop Management for Small Stevia Farms.

Course Content :

  1. Phenotype based selection of Stevia plants

  2. Low cost nursery options and construction

  3. Sourcing of good quality planting materials

  4. Standard nursery operations

  5. Stevia pest and diseases at nursery stage

  6. Stevia nursery as small business

Duration : 4 days

Type : Residential 

Dormitory accommodation + food will be provided

Candidate will bear to and fro transportation cost for self

Course Fee : Rs. 10,500/-

Module : FN03/18

Entrepreneurship Development for Stevia Start-Ups

Course Content :

  1. Market overview 

  2. Routemap for establishing stevia start-ups

  3. Essentials of commercial stevia farming and post harvest processing

  4. Technology options for extraction and infrastructure requirements

  5. Market segments and specific products suitable for each segment

  6. Application specific product development

  7. Stevia value addition chain economics

  8. Potential pitfalls and how to avoid them

Duration : 4 days

Type : Residential 

Dormitory accommodation + food will be provided

Candidate will bear to and fro transportation cost for self

Course Fee : Rs. 45,000/-

Module : FN01/18

Modern Nursery Practices for Stevia

Course Content :

  1. Phenotype based selection of Stevia plants

  2. Low cost nursery options and construction

  3. Sourcing of good quality planting materials

  4. Standard nursery operations

  5. Stevia pest and diseases at nursery stage

  6. Stevia nursery as small business

Duration : 4 days

Type : Residential 

Dormitory accommodation + food will be provided

Candidate will bear to and fro transportation cost for self

Course Fee : Rs. 10,500/-