Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Awareness programme on ‘natural farming’ conducted in Peren

As part of ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare’s awareness programmes for “gram pradhans” across the country, awareness programme on “natural farming” was conducted in Peren by Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) in collaboration with SAMETI Nagaland and MANAGE Hyderabad on July 8.
In a press release issued by DFO and project director (PD) ATMA Peren, Dory Yanthan, it stated that deputy director, department of Agriculture, Bodevi Shuya as ‘master trainer’ gave a brief introduction on natural farming during the technical session. He emphasised on three main components: earthworm, termites, and biomass and stated that natural farming benefitted the environment as well as human health in the long run as it was chemical free. He also encouraged farmers to conserve biomass for mulching to improve soil quality.
Meanwhile, resource person, ACTO, KVK Peren, James Kikon trained participants on sustainable farming. He urged farmers to improve yield by planting good quality seeds for good harvest and to avoid usage of chemicals as it degraded soil health.
This was followed by a short video clip on “natural farming” was presented by ATM, Rokozhalie Maningbo Namdau wherein, he emphasised on importance, uses, and method of preparing natural fertiliser using basic materials.
Additionally, champion farmer Kirangle also shared on chemical-free farming practices on her king chili field intercropped with soy bean after which, discussion and interaction session followed.
Earlier, PD, Dory Yanthan delivered the welcome address whereby she encouraged participants to learn well and put them to practice while ATM, Lily Tungoe pronounced vote of thanks.

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