ATMA Zunheboto trains youth on mushroom production
DIMAPUR — The Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA), Zunheboto, organised a skill training of rural youth (STRY) programme on mushroom production techniques at Lazami village under Ghathashi block from January 15 to 20.
The event was conducted in collaboration with the State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI), Nagaland, and the National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad.
According to an update, at the inaugural day, delivering the keynote address, the deputy project director, Vikaho Chophy, stated that the programme’s goal was to provide skill-based training to rural youth in agri-based vocational areas in accordance with the National Policy on Skills Development and Entrepreneurship 2015 in agriculture and allied areas to promote employment in rural areas.
The programme’s resource persons were block technology manager Wellson Shitio, assistant technology manager Kerilhoulie Rulu, and assistant technology manager Vivitoli.
The training covered technical sessions on the introduction, concepts, procedures, and demonstrations of oyster mushroom production. It concluded with the distribution of certificates, oyster spawn, and materials to the 15 participants.
In addition, Chophy launched “Integrated Farm School” and assigned Qhujuli as the farm teacher in another programme.