Awareness on effects of climate change in agri held at Lotovi
Dimapur, March 28 (EMN): ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Nagaland Centre organised an awareness programme on effects of climate change in agriculture and allied sectors and adaptation strategies in connection with the Gramin Krishi Mausam Sewa (GKMS) project on March 23, at Lotovi village, Dimapur district. Imtisenla Walling, technical officer, GKMS project, briefed the objective of the programme and the project.
Romen Sharma, scientist ICAR, highlighted the importance of Agromet Advisory services of GKMS project and role in providing location specific Agro-advisory services to the farmers of the state. He insisted the farmers to take advantages of the mobile SMS services for better planning of their agricultural operations. He requested the farmers to get registered with the SMS service by providing their mobile numbers to ICAR Nagaland Centre.
Dr. Mahak Singh, Scientist, ICAR Nagaland Centre highlighted the challenges faced by the livestock farmers in the changing climate scenario. He stressed on the need to improve poultry and piggery farming by adopting improved breeds. He also encouraged the farmers to adopt Artificial Insemination (AI) technology for breeding in piggery.
Dr. Azeze Seyie, scientist, ICAR, informed the farmers about the effects of climate changes in agriculture especially in horticulture crops. She also discussed various adaptation strategies for agriculture under climate change. She gave detailed information about the role of ICAR, Nagaland Centre for the development of agriculture in the state and encouraged the farmers to take advantage of services available at ICAR.
All together 53 farmers attended the programme.