With the identification of Waromung Village under Mangkolemba Block, Mokokchung district, one among the few villages, as a potential village for sesame production, one day farmers training and input distribution programme was on November 18 at Waromung Village.
The training was organised by Indian Council of Agricultural Research -All India Coordinated Research Project (ICAR-AICRP) on Sesame, Nagaland University (NU): School of Agricultural Sciences & Rural Development (SASRD) Medziphema campus.
In an introductory remark, Dr. A. P. Singh, PI of the project, highlighted the objective and importance of oilseeds for human health and the need of oilseed cultivation in Nagaland particularly in Mokokchung district.
A presentation on the package and practices of sesame cultivation was delivered by former head of the department of agronomy, professor L. Tongpang Longkumer.
Farmers were also presented with small tools and farm implements which were given away by Waromung Village Council, chairman, Imnanungsang Aier. A prayer was said by Waromung Baptist Church Pastor Meren Mollier. Altogether 50 farmers attended the day long training programme.