ATMA Mokokchung conducts STRY on poultry management
DIMAPUR — Skill Training of Rural Youth (STRY) programme on “Poultry rearing and management” was organised by Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA)Mokokchung, in association with State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI) Medziphema, and National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE) Hyderabad, from February 5 to the 10th at Mopungchuket village, Kubolong block.
Deputy Project Director of ATMA Mokokchung, Sentinaro Longchar, in her keynote address, highlighted about the STRY and entrepreneurship development through skill training and dissemination of technology to the farming community, for income generation, an update stated.
Longchar urged the trainees to actively participate in the training programme and to equip themselves with the knowledge and skills gained in order to start their own business.
The resource persons for the programme were Dr. Nemjemyanger, farm manager of State Cattle Breeding Centre, Aliba, New Camp, and Dr. Watitoshi, veterinary assistant surgeon, CVO Mokokchung.
The resource persons covered various topics including the poultry farming scenario in Nagaland, system of poultry farming, different breeds for rural production, poultry housing, care and management, feeding, vaccination and deworming schedules, farm biosecurity, value addition and economic aspects of poultry farming.
The training group also visited the poultry farm at Mangkolong and interacted with the farm incharge and discussed matters such as diseases, vaccination and management of the farm.
In addition, group discussion, film shows, field visit, analysing the cost benefit and demonstration on vaccination were also part of the training programme.
In the interactive session, the trainees shared about their experiences in poultry farming and also raised various queries. The trainees also expressed their satisfaction with the skills and knowledge imparted during the training programme.
The week-long programme concluded with the valedictory function where deputy project director, ATMA Mokokchung, encouraged the trainees to make good use of the acquired skills.
This was followed by distribution of certificates to all the participants. Leaflets, vaccination schedule chart, minerals, feed supplements and vaccine were provided to all the participants.
Altogether, 20 participants including 11 males and nine females from Mopungchuket village along with ATMA staff attended the training.
Earlier, the inaugural programme was chaired by C Amongla Jamir, block technology manager, Kubolong Block, ATMA Mokokchung.