A two-day programme on “smart practices and technologies for climate resilient agriculture” for Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) functionaries was organised by the State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI) on March 15-16 at SAMETI, Medziphema.
A press release by SAMETI, Medziphema informed that at the training, the participants were trained on the topic of smart practices and technologies in agriculture and the current climate changes affecting the growth of the crops. The resource persons, scientist, plant breeding and genetics ICAR Jharnapani, Nagaland Centre, Dr. H. Verma and assistant professor, department of agronomy, SASRD; NU, Medziphema Campus, Dr. Debika Nongmaithem, emphasised the importance of climate changes occurring drastically.
To help and prevent from ozone depletion, they said crop rotation could be practiced to control and monitored. The resource persons also suggested building of water harvesting structures to be utilized during the drought season for seasonal agriculture practices and production by applying the method of per drop more crop.
The valedictory programme was chaired by deputy project director, SAMETI, Yezaho Swu, certificates were distributed to the trainees by director SAMETI and principal IETC, Dr. Watimongla Jamir while DPD SAMETI, Janet Chishi delivered the vote of thanks.