CEDSI Organized Upskilling Training Program for the employees of Unnayan Bharat Finance Corporation Private Limited
UBFC is working towards making financial services available, accessible and affordable to marginal community especially women micro entrepreneurs. CEDSI organized training program for their employees to orient them with opportunities, risk and mitigation techniques while funding in dairy sector. Training covered some critical aspects of the dairy sector i.e. selection of cattle, animal health management, clean milk production and establishment of market linkages.
The objective of the training program was to sensitize the field team of UBFC who are in direct touch with marginal communities. Through the program, CEDSI guided the employees to deepen their roots to assist dairy farmers / entrepreneurs.

CEDSI Organized Upskilling Program for the officials of Dairy Development Department, Assam
Centre of Excellence for Dairy Skills in India(CEDSI) in collaboration with Agriculture Skill Council of India(ASCI) organized a short-term Upskilling & Certification program for the officials of the Department of Dairy Development, Govt. of Assam.
The upskilling program was specially designed to focus on the Technological Advancements in the dairy & allied sectors in recent times. Through the Program CEDSI even guided the working professionals on the major concern areas with respect to their nature of job so as to increase their efficiency at the workplace. The Program was Inaugurated by Mr. Utpal Sharma (Director-In-Charge, Dairy Development, Assam) & the Management committee of CEDSI & ASCI.

CEDSI Organized a Training & Capacity Building Program in association with CARE INDIA for Dairy Farmers in Madhepura, Bihar
Centre of Excellence for Dairy Skills in India organized a dairy farmers training program in association with Care India in Madhepura, Bihar. The three-day training was organized for 90 farmers where they were trained in topics covering end-to-end dairy farming practices (Nutrition, Health, Shed Management, Livestock Accommodation, Clean Milk Production, Feed & Fodder Development, Forage Conservation and Entrepreneurship Skills). The training program was specially designed for the small-holder farmers from the villages of Madhepura with the ultimate goal of their income enhancement through increased productivity and cost reduction.

CEDSI Organized an Upskilling Training Program for the Employees of SIFTI -Aneja food products
CEDSI organized a two-day Upskilling training program for the employees of SIFTI – Aneja food products. The training program was organized for the Employees facilitating milk procurement process for the organization. The training program was designed to upskill the efficiency of the employees to ensure good quality milk production and hygiene practices. The training was imparted in the Regional language. CEDSI Industrial Training program increases the work efficiency of employees contributing to the growth of the organization.

CEDSI Organized a FPO Skill Development program in collaboration with Friends of Women’s World Banking
CEDSI organized a three-day Training Program along with the practical sessions for the Board of Directors and Members of the Farmers Producer Organisation (FPO) in Samastipur, Bihar.
The training was organized to orient farmers on key aspects of Agriculture, Horticulture & Dairy allied activities which they can pursue as one of their ventures. Few specific areas i.e Cattle Feed Manufacturing Business, Tomato Processing, and Oil Processing which can be taken up by FPO were emphasized specifically by CEDSI’s impanelled experts.
Practical orientation was given to students through exposure visits in PUSA Samastipur and the Feed Manufacturing unit of Anmol Feeds in Muzaffarpur. CEDSI focuses on transforming farmers into future entrepreneurs to enhance their productivity and profitability.

CEDSI Organized a Milk Quality Training Program for the Employees of Thirumula Dairy of Lactalis group
Centre of Excellence for Dairy Skills in India (CEDSI) organised a three-day milk quality training program in Bangalore for the employees of Thirumala Dairy of Lactalis group India. The training was imparted in the Regional language. The training program was designed to upskill the efficiency of quality department and ensure good quality milk production. CEDSI Industrial Training program increases the work efficiency of employees contributing to the growth of the organization.

Training on Milk Quality Management - Ananda Dairy
Training on Milk Quality Management - Ananda Dairy
Two-day industrial Upskilling training program for the employees of Ananda Dairy. The training was given to the quality staff of Ananda Dairy. Program covered topics such as Milk Flow in an organized system, Quality field, Milk testing at CC, Tanker testing, Inventory Management.

CEDSI Organized an Industry aligned certificate program in Dairy Technology for the students of SKUAST, Kashmir
CEDSI Organized an Industry aligned certificate program in Dairy Technology for the students of SKUAST, Kashmir
CEDSI is conducting an industry-aligned online certificate course in Dairy for the batch of 50 students of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agriculture Science and Technology - Kashmir. It would be a two months long program with online classes on Saturdays and Sundays. DeLaval is the industry partner for this certificate course.

CEDSI Organized Corporate Training Program for Heritage Foods
CEDSI Organized Corporate Training Program for Heritage Foods
CEDSI organized a Corporate Training Program for Employees of Heritage Foods. The objective of the program was to upskill the BMC operators to increase their working efficiency. The 3-day Training Program covered major areas like general guidelines for selection, installation & starting BMC, Operation and maintenance of BMC, Milk Reception, Testing and chilling guidelines, Cleaning and hygiene management. Basic Repair & Maintenance Training was given to the operators, Practical training & demonstration were also given for better understanding and overcoming real work challenges at the BMC level. All Parts i.e as a refrigeration unit, weigh scale, line filter & milk pump, can scrubber, Solar panel, DG sets was explained to the BMC operators so that in case of any emergency they can identify/repair the trouble. The Training gave field-level employees good exposure to chilling plant operations, these kinds of upskilling programs increase the efficiency of the workforce and help the organization to become sustainable.

CEDSI organised an Industrial Training Program for Thirumala Dairy
CEDSI organised an Industrial Training Program for Thirumala Dairy
Centre of Excellence for Dairy Skills in India (CEDSI) organised a two-day industrial training program for the employees of Thirumala Dairy at Bangalore. The training was given for the job role of Milk Procurement and Input Supervisor to 40 employees of Thirumala Dairy. The training was imparted in the Telugu language.

CEDSI organises end-to-end skill development and capacity-building program in the entire dairy value chain

Dairy Farmer/ Lactalis Training Program
CEDSI organised a training program for FPO board of directors in Srinagar
CEDSI organised a three-day Training cum Workshop for the Board of Directors of Farmers Producer Organisation (FPO) in Srinagar. The training was organised for the Indo-Global Social Service Society(IGSSS) in collaboration with NABARD.
The training touched on the key aspects i.e. Introduction to Agriculture, Dairy Landscape, Introduction to FPO’s and responsibility of key stakeholders, FPO’s Statutory Provisions & Legal Compliance , Market Linkages and Business development, Resource Planning and Access to Finance Total 25 Board Members holding key responsibilities in 5 different FPO’s participated in the training session.

The objective of this training program was to guide FPO Board Members to manage their business & operations more effectively and show them the quantum of change that can be made, with help of such farmer's association.

Dairy Farmer/ Lactalis Training Program
CEDSI Organized Industrial Training Program for Anik Dairy Employees
CEDSI organized a training program to upskill the field employees of Anik Dairy. The objective of the training program was to increase the work efficiency of field employees and guide them to solve their day to day issues
The two-day training program covered key areas like Milk Pricing strategies, Milk Sourcing, Milk Testing, Milk Transportation and Logistics efficiency, Input Management etc.
CEDSI's Training program guide to increase the work efficiency of employees contributing to the growth of the organization.


Dairy Farmer/ Lactalis Training Program
CEDSI Organized Industrial Training Program for Lactalis
CEDSI organized a training program to upskill the field employees of Lactalis. The objective of the training program was to increase the operational efficiency of field employees. The two-day training program covered key areas like Milk Shed survey, Milk Sourcing, Milk Testing, Milk Transportation and Logistics efficiency, Feed and Fodder Management, Veterinary and Extension services. Such an Industrial Training program increases the work efficiency of employees contributing to the growth of the organization.

Dairy Farmer/ Lactalis Training Program
CORPORATE TRAINING PROGRAM: PRABHAT DAIRY
Milk Procurement Training to upgrade efficiency of field employees.
CEDSI organized a two-day corporate training program to upgrade the skills of field employees for Prabhat Dairy, Maharashtra. Training was conducted through virtual mode on topics i.e Challenges in Milk Procurement, Increasing the efficiency during transportation, Survey, costing and Input supply. Re-skilling of employees enhances the work efficiency and productivity at the workplace.

Guiding Principles to bring sustainability & Growth in Dairy Industry
The dairy sector in India needs to bring about major structural changes to meet the increasing demand for milk and milk products due to expanding population, growing urbanization and increasing purchasing power. Inorder to meet the domestic milk demand by 2050 and carve out a visible place for itself in the world dairy market, India will have to register about three -fold increase in milk production crossing 380-400 million tonnes. It promises vast opportunities in dairy production, processing, product development and allied activities like transport, cold chain, input delivery, and technological development. Simultaneously it also poses a threat to environment through green house effect, and air and water pollution. To be able to achieve this challenging level of milk production under mounting competition for resources from alternate economic activities, with minimum threat to environment there has to be revolutionary changes in manner of production and management of dairy sector which can bring growth and sustainability.
The aim of this Panel Discussion is to highlight opportunities and initiatives to bring sustainability & growth of dairy Industry on the path laid down by Dr Kurien. We also need to understand measures for environmental protection, strategies toenhance productivity, establish efficient logistics & supply chain, opportunities for Innovation in value added Products as per emerging needs of consumer,Innovative marketing systems approaches, and capacity building

Dairy Farmer/ Entrepreneur Training of Trainer Program
Dairy Farmer/ Entrepreneur Training of Trainer Program
Centre of Excellence for Dairy Skills in India (CEDSI) in collaboration with Agriculture Skill council of India (ASCI) organized online TOT Program for both new and existing trainers for the Job role of Dairy Farmer/Entrepreneur from 10th to 20th August 2020.
Requirement of qualified trainers has increased with the growth and expansion of organized dairy segment. CEDSI focus on creating a cadre of trainers with necessary backing from the industry who will not only conduct training sessions but will always bring innovations and improvements in the process.

Emerging Dimensions for a Profitable Dairy Business: Market, Technology & Innovations
CEDSI as a part of its initial launch event organized a webinar on "Emerging Dimensions for a Profitable Dairy Business: Market, Technology & Innovations" on Saturday 4th July 20. The panel of prominent speakers included Mr. RS Sodhi, Managing Director GCMMF, Mr. Rahul Kumar, Managing Director, Lactalis India; Dr. A.K Srivastava, Former Director and VC, NDRI, Member ASRB, and Mr. Sanjeev Asthana, Chairman, ASCI and Managing Director I Farms.
The webinar touched a wide range of topics like the pace of structural changes in the dairy sector and significant factors such as market, technology, and innovation. Smart tech and rapidly changing market dynamics transforming the industry along with access to skills and new competencies required to remain employable with changing industry needs and issues prevailing to dairy productivity was even discussed. The webinar was attended by Dairy Entrepreneurs, Members of Dairy Cooperatives, Dairy Researchers, and academia. Sessions by eminent dairy experts helped in understanding best practices to increase productivity & profitability while taking dairy as an enterprise with limited resources. Future roadmap to drive dairy business with evolving technological advancement helped Dairy Entrepreneurs to understand global and domestic dairy trends.