A Naga farmer creates a ‘portable field’
Dimapur, November 30
Land has become a limited factor for cultivation of different food crops especially in the urban areas. Sustainable agriculture has become the mandate of the present decade because the need to feed the ever increasing population needs to be solved through scientific farming as well as new innovations. Farmers of Nagaland are also putting all efforts so as to bring sustainable food production. A successful farmer Chipen Patton from Akuk village in wokha district has come out with a novel innovation for growing of garlic in poly bags which is now being exhibited at the Hortiscape under the State Level Exhibition Cum Competition at the Heritage village Kisama. This novel innovation work has been adopted by the department of Horticulture and is now being under technical trials at the state horticulture nursery in Dimapur. Different annuals can be grown in this Vertical Poly Cultivation at any place because it occupies very less area. Water use is very precise and the unit area occupied is in a vertical plane in this technique. It can be very useful for the urban dwellers. Now Naga women can grow annuals like garlic, onion, leek, coriander and some flowers too using this vertical poly cultivation technique.