Monday, November 28, 2022

Farmers educated on farming technology

In an effort to educate farmers and to expose them to modern farming technologies and opportunities, various activities were organised by organisations across the state.
Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) and Agriculture Technology Management Agencies (ATMAs), State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI) Medziphema, College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Jalukie, Peren and others organised trainings, demonstrations, seminar and other programmes for the farmers.
KVK Mokokchung: In the wake of climate change, the District AgroMet Unit (DAMU) under Gramin Krishi Mausam Sewa of IMD established at KVK Mokokchung conducted “farmers’ awareness programme” on November 16-17 at Waromung and Nokpu village under Mangkolemba and Longchem block respectively.
A press release by DAMU-KVK, Mokokchung stated that delivering a keynote address, senior scientist and head, KVK Mokokchung, Dr. Keviletsü Khate emphasized on climate change, weather and its variability, strategic planning and better management of weather and climate risk in agriculture using AgroMet Advisory Services (AAS). He appraised the farmers to avail the AAS to boost their agricultural production by taking advantage of favorable weather and to minimize the adverse impact of extreme weather events.
In an “hands on deliberation on AAS of DAMU”, subject matter specialist (agro-meteorology), Ningshiyangerla Walling covered weather information related to AgroMet Advisory preparation, dissemination and application in performing agricultural operations and feedback.
A health camp for livestock was carried out by senior scientist and head, Dr. Keviletsü Khate and assistant chief technical officer (animal science), KVK Mokokchung, Dr. Sarendi Walling while Village Council chairman, Waromung and Nokpu village, Imnanungsang and T Lanusosang Ao, respectively, delivered the vote of thanks. Altogether 61 farmers were put forward for KMAS.
KVK Kohima: To boost the production and enhance socio-economic of the farmers towards sustainable agriculture development, KVK (Farm Science Centre) Kohima under IIHR- NEH programme distributed various vegetables and cereals seeds to 157 beneficiaries under Farmer Producer Organization (FPO) Tseminyu district and 30 beneficiaries of Women’s Club Tseminyu. Demonstration of Agriculture Drone (Agribot) was also carried out by principal scientist and head, Dr. Ruokuovilie Mezhatsu and Dr. Sesenlo Kath in the KVK Farm.
KVK NU: KVK Nagaland University, Zunheboto organised two days farmers exposure trip under the Project Tribal Community Development sponsored by ICAR, New Delhifrom November 16-17 at Assam Agriculture University, Jorhat and Nagaon. The tour was led by PI and principal scientist and head, Dr. Rakesh Kumar Chaurasia; CO – PI and CTO (plant protection) and project assistant, Wapangtoshi Longkumer. A total of 19 farmers from Lotsu and Renthan village from Wokha district participated in the exposure visit.
ATMA Khongsa block: Various training, demonstrations and mobilisation of farmers were conducted by ATMA Khongsa block, Kiphire on November 17 at Fakim Village and Penkim Village.
The training and demonstrations were carried out by Block Technology Manager (BTM) Khongsa block, Mhonreni Odyuo and Assistant Technology Managers (ATMs), Takutoshi Jamir and Merennungba Imchen. The training focused on “vermicompost” and demonstration on “green peas, broccoli and onion cultivation”.
ATMA Pungro block: ATMA Kiphire, Pungro block conducted training, demonstrations and group mobilization at Pungro Town, Vongva and Cedeyevong on November 17-18 respectively.
The resource persons for the programme, BTT convenor, Yamuki and BTM, Pungro block, Moanaro I Ao trained and conducted demonstrations on the topics “package and practices of winter vegetables” and “cultivation practices of carrot, cabbage and cauliflower”. During the programmes, emphasis was made on maintaining of nursery bed, proper line sowing and on the right way of transplanting. A Self Help Group (SHG) “Khiatsuvong” was mobilized. Altogether 32 farmers attended the programme.
SAMETI: A two-day training on “sensitization on apiculture & promotion of bee-keeping” for Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) functionaries was organised by SAMETI on November 15-16 at SAMETI, Medziphema. A press release by SAMETI, Medziphema stated that during the training, topic of general introduction on bees and beekeeping – their importance, apiary management, harvesting techniques, extraction, processing, packaging and marketing of honey were highlighted to the trainees. Resource persons for the training were Er. Khuvozoyi Vese, Chubanungla Shilu, Temjenchuba K. Char and Francis Kikon (NBHM).

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