Knowledge Partner Concept of KBS-NIAM, Jaipur
Kisan Business School (KBS) is an initiative of CCS national Institute of Agricultureal Marketing, Jaipur,(A Govt of India Institution under Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare)

Kisan Business School brings the concept of ASPIRE.

  • Access : With respect to information technology
  • Support : Management Functions
  • Perpetual : Sustainable Business
  • Innovation : Business Opportunities
  • Robust : Realistic Design to take care of the risk Read More..

Concept of Kisan Business School (KBS)

  • The Concept Kisan Business School was developed by FAO and is being customized in response to the needs of the Indian farmers, with the objective of bringing a paradigm change in the perception and attitude of the farmers towards taking agriculture as business by building their capacity in entrepreneurial and management skills. The Kisan Business School is being implemented with a vision to transform the rural landscape by making villages into business hubs.
  • The Farm Business School (FBS) has been developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to help farmers learn how to make their farming enterprises and overall farm operations profitable and able to respond to market demands. The learning takes place at the village level and farmers' capacity in entrepreneurial and management skills is built via a "learning by doing" approach.
  • Extension officers and lead farmers are trained as facilitators and then organize seasonal training courses, where farmers work in small groups at their own pace using materials that have been specially designed for the schools. The Training of Facilitators Programme consists of two parts: 1) a facilitator’s manual and 2) a handbook for the participants. This publication presents the handbook.
  • The Kisan Business School (KBS) aims at working with farmers to help them build knowledge and skills to make their farms more profitable. They will do this by learning about business in their own local environment. The KBS programme takes the school to the farmers.
  • Farmers need to develop their entrepreneurial and managerial skills to take informed decisions and make agriculture viable business proposition. They need to be educated on wide range of aspects of trade and marketing to avail opportunities being created by changes taking place in domestic and global market. The farmers need orientation at every stage to get access to high value agricultural commodity chains. Accordingly, the Institute has introduced the concept of kisan business school to cater to the wide range of requirements of the farming community mainly smallholders to facilitate them to integrate with high value agri-commodity chains.
  • The farmers have to become a better manger, be more competitive and improve their efficiency and profitability on limited resources. The kisan business school concept will enable farmers at village level to learn and improve their knowledge, change their attitude and enhance their skills towards improved farm business with better market linkages resulting in increased income. The Institute under the concept of kisan business school envisages working with farmers to strengthen their knowledge and skills to make framing a profitable venture. The classes will be conducted in their local environment, since the programme takes the school to the farmers.
  • Agriculture is not merely about production. Technical know-how is not enough to generate sufficient returns from the agriculture, there is need to bring in the element of financial management and entrepreneurial innovation in the sector, to achieve the target of doubling farmers' incomes in five years.
  • The Kisan Business School (KBS) aims at working with farmers to help them build knowledge and skills to make their farms more profitable. They will do this by learning about business in their own local environment. The KBS programme takes the school to the farmers.
  • This concept was implemented by CCS National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM), Jaipur in association with Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur and implemented at Kanjhia village of Nathnagar Block of Bhagalpur District (Bihar).