Empower women for stronger, successful society — Anenla T Sato
Kohima, Aug. 13 (EMN): The Commissioner and Secretary for Horticulture and Women Resources Development (WRD), Anenla T Sato, on Friday said that women’s role towards a successful society lies on how they are empowered.
She was addressing the inaugural programme of ‘Sales Day on Local Potato’ which was organised to promote local women potato farmers under Transformative Livelihood Intervention Project (TLIP), department of Women Resource Development, in Kohima.
Sato stressed on empowering women to build a strong and successful society.
Dwelling on the need to focus on ‘products and produce’ of entrepreneurs and farmers that gives value addition and commercial management ideas to the producers, the official said that the state government would try to export more local produce to international markets.
She said that the department remained committed to teach the entrepreneurs on how to market their products at bigger markets and also to encourage them to produce more in order to enhance the state’s economy.
She added that the department has more action plan in the offing to motivate and uplift the women folk despite the fund constraint.
The official lauded the Women Resource Development department for making a difference in the area of innovation and taking steps towards promoting the entrepreneurs. She also congratulated the women from Viswema village for successfully cultivating the potatoes and encouraged the people to opt for organic products considering its benefits.
Meanwhile, the Director of Women Resource Development (WRD), Vilone Sakhrie, said that under TLIP, the department is focusing on our districts with specific products: Phek- Millets and jobs tears; Jalukie (Peren)- tumeric; Wokha- groundnuts; Kiphire- kholar; and Kohima- potato.
He informed that 100 farmers from Viswema had produced 10 metric tonne of potatoes. He said training on marketing and value additions had also been conducted to take the produce to a wider range of consumer.
He exuded hope of promoting other products from other districts too in order to give value addition and empower the farmer and entrepreneurs.