Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Advisor agri Yanthan suggests change in cropping patterns

Expressing concern over huge challenges faced by the farming community in the state due to climate change, advisor of Agriculture, Mhathung Yanthan suggested change in cropping patterns in line with scientific and improved practices.
Yanthan was speaking as special guest at the coordination meeting-cum-workshop of Agriculture & Allied departments/Institutions in Nagaland on May 30 at the Multi-Purpose Hall, SAS, NU organised by Research & Extension Cell (REC), SAS, NU.
He said it was everyone responsibility to address the challenges and to evolve strategies and solutions and ensured that the production system was in consonance with conservative measures.
The advisor also urged the participants to make agriculture attractive by focusing on farming as a business model and an enterprise and help farmers develop the mind-set of an entrepreneur.
Yanthan further informed that to create a platform so that concerned departments and institutions will be able to interact and bring effectiveness or beneficial results.
He also emphasized on the need for creation of more infrastructure for post-harvest produce which would be location specific and monitored properly and to create better marketing facilities and channels.
The inaugural program was chaired by Prof. L. Daiho, Dean, SAS, NU, invocation by Dr. Razouneinou Zuyie, welcome address by Prof. Akali Sema, Pro Vice Chancellor, SAS, NU and vote of thanks by Prof. K. K. Jha, Hod, Dept of Agril. Extension, SAS, NU.
In the coordination-cum-workshop meeting, presentations on various activities and thrust areas of departments such as Agriculture, Horticulture, Land Resources, Soil & Water Conservation and Veterinanry & AH as well as various departments of School of Agricultural Sciences was highlighted, followed by discussions on the modalities of collaborations on diverse aspects between the state departments and institutions.
The coordination-cum-workshop meeting was chaired by Prof. Tongpang Longkumer, HoD, Dept. of Agronomy, SAS, NU. Altogether a total of 153 persons from the various state departments, ICAR, KVKs, faculty of SAS and PhD research scholars of SAS attended the meeting.


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