ATMA is a society of key stakeholders involved in agricultural activities for sustainable agricultural development in the district.
It is a focal point for integrating Research and Extension activities and decentralising day to day management of the public Agricultural Technology System (ATS).
The objectives of ATMA are
 To strengthen research – extension – farmer linkages.
 To provide an effective mechanism for co-ordination and management of activities of different agencies involved in technology adaption / validation and dissemination at the district level and below.
 To increase the quality and type of technologies being disseminated.
 To move towards shared ownership of the agricultural technology system by key shareholders.
 To develop new partnerships with the private institutions including NGOs.
Salient Features of ATMA—
 Creating Farmer Advisory Committee to improve feedback.
 Using NGOs to organize farmers.
 Encouraging private sector involvement in technology transfer.
 Developing new Public-Private partnerships.
The scheme is supported by the Central Government.
The funding pattern is 90% by the central Government and 10% by the state government.
The 10% state’s share shall consist of cash contribution of the State, beneficiary contribution or the contribution of other non-governmental organizations.