Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Trainings, demonstrations and awareness programmes for farmers

Various government departments and agencies organised different programmes to equip farmers with knowledge, insights, technology, and products so as to increase their productivity.
ATMA Chuchuyimlang: Training on “organic waste decomposer for promoting soil fertility” and demonstrations on “cultivation practices of yard long bean” and “cultivation of Okra “were organised by Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) Chuchuyimlang block, Mokokchung on June 6-7 at Longkong Village respectively.
The resource person of the training, ATM, ATMA Chuchuyimlang block, Abenla B Jamir highlighted the farmers on the role played by organic waste decomposer for promoting soil fertility as it could be used as a substitute for harmful chemicals. She also emphasized that it effectively eliminates 90% of pests, fungus and bacterial plant diseases and can be used for seed treatment. She also gave a demonstration on “cultivation practices of yard long bean”
The demonstration on “cultivation of Okra” was carried out by BTM, Chuchuyimlang Block, Aolemla Kichu who advised the farmers to follow the recommended spacing for summer season. Altogether 11 farmers attended the training and demonstration programme along with ATMA staffs.
ATMA Wozhuro: A training cum demonstration and awareness programme for farmers was organised by ATMA Wokha, Wozhuro block on June 2 at Tsungza Village, wherein resource person, BLFC/ATM, Nzanthung N Ngullie trained the farmers on “integrated pest management on maize and paddy”.
Resource person Dr. Zujanbemo Khuvung gave a demonstration on half-moon terrace cultivation for plantation and horticultural crops, which is an effective technique for soil and water conservation. An awareness programme on “Mission Life”. A total of 16 farmers attended the training cum demonstration and awareness programme.
ATMA Kubolong: With an aim to impart the farmers on various scientific and improved method of cultivation of soyabean for quality and quantities production, Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) Kobulong block carried out a demonstration programme on cultivation practices of soya bean on June 5 at Mopungchuket village, Mokokchung district.
Resource person ATMA BTM, C. Amongla Jamir highlighted the farmers on methods and practices of cultivating soyabean and urged the farmers to increase soyabean production through adoption of improved technology such as line sowing, maintenance of optimum spacing, and intercropping. A demonstration on sowing of soya bean following line sowing method and proper harvesting techniques were also carried out. Altogether 10 farmers attended the demonstration programme.
Subsequently, training on “promotion of millets” in accordance to create an awareness on “Mission Life” was held at Longpa village, wherein C Amongla Jamir highlighted the farmers about the campaign.
Resource person Tsuktirenla S Jamir also explained the importance of millets, informing the farmers that due to high nutritional content, millets are considered as “Nutri Cereals”. Altogether,22 farmers attended the training program.
ATMA Ongpangkong: ATMA, Ongpangkong North Block Mokokchung conducted a demonstration on “value addition of millets” on June 6 at Mokokchung Village, wherein resource person, ATMA Ongpangkong North Block Assistant Technology Manager (ATM), Nuksunginla Jamir provided hands on demonstration on preparation of millet biscuits, snacks and millet banana with walnut cake. Altogether 20 farmers attended the training programme.
A demonstration was also conducted on “mass multiplication of waste decomposer” on June 6 at Mokokchung village, where resource person ATMA, Ongpangkong North Block ATM, Tajungsola Jamir gave hands on demonstration on preparation of waste decomposer (WD) formulation and its mass multiplication by farmers.
ICAR Nagaland: Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) Research Complex for NEH Region, Nagaland Centre in collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Dimapur organised field day cum farmers’-scientist interaction under the theme “participatory sesame seed production” on June 6 at ICAR Nagaland Centre, Medziphema.
The event showcased the performance of sesame variety amrit and provided a platform for farmers and scientists to engage in discussions concerning the challenges and opportunities associated with sesame seed production in Nagaland.
At the programme, joint director of the centre, Dr. H. Kalita highlighted the importance of scientific approach and interventions for successful seed production in Nagaland. During the event, participating farmers shared their experiences in seed production and emphasized on fostering a collaborative approach with scientific institutions towards finding sustainable solutions to challenges in sesame cultivation. Altogether, 56 farmers attended the programme and agriculture implements were distributed to them.


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