Monday, January 30, 2023

Youth trained on post-harvest processing

With an aim to impart skill-based training, create self-employment among rural youths and also to facilitate their growth as entrepreneurs on post-harvest processing, a six-day Skill Training of Rural Youth (STRY) on Post-Harvest Processing of Fruits and Vegetables” was held from July 18-23 at Sangtam Church, Penli ward, Mokokchung.
In a press release, Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA), Mokokchung informed that the training was organised by ATMA Mokokchung in association with SAMETI, Medziphema, and MANAGE, Hyderabad.
In a keynote address, deputy project director (DPD), ATMA Mokokchung, Sentinaro Longchar gave a brief introduction about the programme and highlighted participants about the skill-based programme. She then encouraged the trainees to actively participate in the training to improve their skills and knowledge.
During the week long training, resource persons DPD, ATMA Mokokchung, Sentinaro Longchar, and ATM, Changtongya block, Toshirenla T Longkumer covered topics such as- introduction to importance of value addition; techniques of preservation and sterilization followed by hands-on demonstration on preparation of various fruit jams, squashes, and pickles. Trainees were also trained on handling of sealing machine.

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