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Framers trained on natural farming in Zunheboto

By EMN Updated: May 17, 2024 12:08 am
Officials of Nagaland University KVK, Lumami, with farmers during the workshop at Yesholutomi village on May 15.

DIMAPUR — Nagaland University (NU), Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Lumami, conducted a workshop on ‘Natural farming and input distribution’ at Yesholutomi village, Zunheboto district, on May 15.

In the technical session, Dr. Visakho Shunyu, chief technical officer (CTO) (Agronomy), NU, KVK, spoke on the importance of natural farming and seed production, an update from KVK Lumami stated.

Speaking on the occasion, Shunyu said that natural farming improves soil fertility, improves environmental health, helps in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and promises the enhancement of farmer’s income.

He went on to emphasise that adequate care should be given to the crop from which seeds are to be produced for the next sowing season and said that only seeds of assured quality can give a good yield.

Edenly Chishi, CTO (Horticulture), NU, KVK, presented the techniques of selecting suitable varieties and cropping sequences. She emphasised the year-round production of crops by adopting different cropping systems and also elucidated the importance of an integrated farming system.

Narola Anichari, TO (Home Science), NU, KVK, gave a presentation on nutritional security through fruits and vegetables. She explained the importance of including fruits and vegetables in one’s daily diet and its health benefits.

Naropongla, TO (Farm), NU, KVK, presented method demonstrations on the preparation of different natural farming products such as Neemastra, Chanajeevamrut, Beejamrit and Jeevamrut.

The technical programme was followed by farmer-scientist interaction and input distribution, such as vegetable seeds, knapsack sprayers, neemastra, Ghana jeevamrit, beejamrut, etc.

Earlier, Edenly Chishi chaired the introductory session and Naropongla briefed the participants about the workshop on natural farming.

The programme concluded with a vote of thanks by Kitoho Chishi, GB of Yesholutomi village. All together, 85 farmers from Yesholutomi and Imlomi villages attended the programme.

By EMN Updated: May 17, 2024 12:08:30 am
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