Tuesday, March 21, 2023

All India Coordinated Research Project, North Eastern Hill Region organise farmer’s training

All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP-vegetable crops), Nagaland Centre, School of Agricultural Sciences and Rural Development (SASRD) Nagaland University (NU) in collaboration with North Eastern Hill Region (NEH) component for onion & garlic, Nagaland Centre organised a one-day farmer’s training programme on “promotion of vegetable crops for livelihood security” on July 19 at Lotsü under Wokha district.
In a press release from AICRP Nagaland centre, it stated that the aim of the training programme was to highlight farmers on importance of vegetable cultivation, to make them aware of the importance, benefits and advantage of growing vegetable crops in kitchen garden and also to make farmers aware of the scope and opportunities of vegetable cultivation in our region.
The technical session on “promotion of vegetable crops for livelihood security” was delivered by scientist, AICRP (VC), department of Horticulture, SASRD: NU, Dr. Moakala Changkiri.
Dr. Changkiri emphasised on the methodology and various ideas on production of vegetable crops including onion with the use of organic sources and encouraged farmers to adopt the method of line sowing for a better crop in nursery.
She demonstrated on the importance of nursery particularly for those high-value vegetable crops in order to get better economic returns. The farmers were also enlightened with some low-cost innovative ideas for vegetable and onion cultivation and use of neem oil in vegetable garden and how effectively it could be used.
Training was attended by around 100 farmers.
Earlier, programme started with a prayer by pastor, Lotsü village followed by brief introduction by scientist, SASRD, NU, Dr. Moakala Changkiri. Later, wrap-up session was conducted by scientist, AICRP-VC, SASRD: NU, Dr. Aastik Jha.

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