Application for Natural Farming to Nutrition Fellow

Natural Farming to Nutrition Fellow (NF2NF)

A Natural Farming to Nutrition Fellow (NF2NF) is a grass-root farming to nutrition practitioner cum pro-fessional promotes production to consumption and supporting the ZBNF program

Eligibility : A NF2NF should be

i) A graduate or post graduate in Home-science/ Food Technology

ii) Have little or no experience

iii) Should pass out in or after 2010

iv) Should be from a Government or well recognized university

Duration : 2 years extendable by another one year

A. Selection for induction:

• Pre immersion test: Eligible candidates to appear for an online written test on basic comprehension, arithmetic, language, logic related themes.

• Immersion: Selected candidates are then sent for immersion in ZBNF villages where they stay in the vil-lage/cluster and learn, practise and understand ZBNF and programme related activities

• Post immersion assessment: The candidates reporting after their immersion are assessed on the basis of their reports, behavioural events and personality.

The shortlisted candidates after this process are taken for induction Stipend: Candidates would be paid a living stipend of Rs.7,500 during the entire duration of immersion


• Induction is for a period of 6 months

• The inductees are allotted to a cluster outside their home district and she/he has to stay in the allotted clus-ter itself.

• The induction comprises of experiential training in the allotted cluster, working/interacting with farmers, Village Organizations and cluster team members along with intense/in-depth technical training on ZBNF, training at resource organizations, exposure visits, leadership and management, personality development, soft skills and related training.

• Preparing iterative/comprehensive plan for individual farming to nutrition, cluster farming to nutrition.

• The inductee to report for administrative purposes to the DPM and for functional purposes to the SPMU/TSU.

Stipend: Inductees would be paid a monthly stipend of Rs.24,000 inclusive of all costs in the district.

B. Offering of fellowship:

The participants who successfully complete the induction are offered the Natural Farming to Nutrition Fellowship.

The NF2NF should do the following:

• To practise ZBNF by leasing out land/share cropping on the basis of their farming to nutrition plans, de-velop models and becoming a role model farmer to nutrition.

• To facilitate, implement and support the cluster team on the basis of their cluster plan.

• To implement their thematic plan.

• To support the DPMU and SPMU as and when required from time to time.

• To report for administrative purposes to the DPM and for functional purposes to the SPMU/TSU.

Stipend: NF2NFs would be paid a monthly stipend of Rs.30,000 inclusive of all costs in the district.

Eligible and interested candidates may please apply by filling details below on or before 17:00 hrs of 25th October 2018.

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted for participation in the next steps of selection process.

Qualifications for the positions of Natural Farming to Nutrition Fellow:

1. Bachelors Degree in Home Science, Food Science, Food Preservation, Food Technology or Community Nutrition is mandatory.

2. M.Sc Foods and Nutrition, M.Sc Food Technology, Masters of Public Health or PG Diploma in Nutrition and Dietics will be given preference.

PhD Qualifications
Post Graduation Qualifications
Graduation Qualifications