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ATMA conducts training on value-added food products

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By EMN Updated: Aug 22, 2022 9:03 pm
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Trainees during the skill training of rural youth (STRY) programme organised by ATMA Dimapur on the theme ‘Value added food products for income generation.’

Dimapur, Aug. 22 (EMN): Skill training of rural youth (STRY) programme on the theme ‘Value-added food products for income generation’ was organised by ATMA Dimapur from August 16 to the 22nd at ATMA training hall, Dimapur.

ATMA Dimapur in an update informed that the objective of the programme was to impart skill-based training to rural youths on agri-based vocational areas in agriculture and allied areas, to promote employment in rural areas and for creation of skilled manpower to perform farm and non-farm operations, under sub-mission on agriculture extension (SAME).

A total of 15 female participants of 18 years and above registered for the training course.

Course director and deputy project director (ATMA), Dimapur, Avitoli K Yeptho, in her welcome address stated that ATMA has been an integral part in technology dissemination. On the theme ‘Value added food products for income generation’, she said nutritional well-being is a sustainable force for health and development of people and maximisation of human genetic potential.

From the beginning of human history, food has been considered as the major factor in maintaining well-being and health of individuals, she said.

Avitoli also said that among all the food groups, fruits and vegetables play a significant role in human nutrition, especially as a source of vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber, which can be an important opportunity for the large poll of unemployed women in the North-east to generate income through value addition, it stated.

Besides the course director, the other resource persons included assistant technology managers Yatetla Longkumer, Hitokali Jimo and Kaiho Achumi.

Hands-on practical sessions were conducted where the participants were trained on various value added products like ginger candy, green chilli pickle, marmalade, pineapple jam, squash etc. Value added products were also distributed along with few packaging materials as a push for the youths towards their start up, it stated.

Earlier, the programme was chaired by Kaiho Achumi, assistant technology manager and deputy project director (ATMA) Dimapur, Dr. Ithika C Swu proposed vote of thanks.

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By EMN Updated: Aug 22, 2022 9:03:16 pm
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