Programme Manager- Organic cotton

7 - 10 Years

Job Description

The person shall be responsible for the acceleration of Organic cotton production in the marginalized and predominantly tribal districts of Jhabua, Barwani and Ratlam of western Madhya Pradesh.

The broad responsibilities shall be:

1. Aggregation of the cotton farmers into Organic Producer Groups (OPGs)
2. Training and capacity building of OPGs for conversion to Organic farming
3. Aggregation of the cotton produce and establishment of market linkage through Farmer Producer Companies (FPCs)

Job Activities

1. Concept seeding of Organic cotton production among famers in the project area
2. Identify farmers/producers and initiate their registration process
3. Selection of interested village youth and develop them as "Village Resource persons or barefoot workers" at the community level.
4. Arranging for training and exposure visits for Lead Farmers on:
  • Low cost & locally available composting & soil enriching techniques
  • NPM techniques
  • Promotion of organic seed treatment and plant spacing practices
  • Proper harvesting & storage systems
5. Developing of training materials and Training tools and conduct ToTs to develop Master Trainers on Organic cotton production systems
6. Conducting Front Line Demonstrations, PVSP trials for testing of new varieties
7. MIS data collection and overseeing its timely entry in the software
8. Fulfill the requirement of Organic cotton production for sale by the FPC.
9. Arranging 3rd party qualification process for organic certification
10. Liaise between various agencies for seed and input supply
11. Coordination with ginners
12. Documentation and reporting requirements as per project nee
13. All administrative responsibilities for staff and project management

Salary: INR 5,00,000 - 10,00,000 P.A.

Industry:Agriculture / Dairy

Employment Type:Permanent Job, Full Time

Key Skills

Desired Candidate Profile

Please refer to the Job description above


UG:B.Sc - Agriculture

PG:MS/M.Sc(Science) - Agriculture

Company Profile

Action For Social Advancement
Action for Social Advancement (ASA) is a national level NGO head quartered at Bhopal and working for the livelihoods improvement of rural poor in over 1500 villages in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Jharkhand since 1996. It works in the field of Land and Water Resources Development, Agriculture Development, Agribusiness Promotion for small farmers. To know more about ASA visit
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Recruiter Name:Mr. Krishnanandan Nair

Contact Company:Action For Social Advancement



Reference Id:ASA/BPL/10-10-17


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