ICAR Medziphema conducts short course for farmers
DIMAPUR — Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) for NEH region, Nagaland Centre, Medziphema, successfully organised a 10-day course from January 29 to February 7 on the theme “Technology smart agricultural interventions for doubling framers’ income and entrepreneurship development in NEH region: Strategies and approaches.”
The programme was conducted with an objective to disseminate knowledge and framing of strategies for enhancing agricultural productivity and entrepreneurship development in the Northeast. It was conducted to address various opportunities and challenges of agricultural sector in the northeast.
Dr. Mahak Singh, scientist and course coordinator, informed that the event elaborately covered diverse topics which were of immense importance in agricultural sector like agri-entrepreneurship, organic spice production, agroforestry systems for climate change mitigation and income augmentation, commercial horticulture, quality seed production, soil health management, livestock nutrition, advances in livestock farming, canopy management, post-harvest handling and value addition, unique bovine species of Mithun and many more.
Altogether, 35 lecturers were delivered through physical and online mode by scientists from different ICAR institutes across the country such as ICAR-IARI, New Delhi; ICAR-NBPGR, ICAR-NRC on Mithun; ICAR- IVRI, Izatnagar; ICAR-CSSRI, RRS, Lucknow; ICAR-CCRI RRC, Biswanath Chariali, CAU; and ICAR research complex for NEH region, Umiam.
A total of 15 participants from Nagaland, Meghalaya, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Chhattisgarh have participated in the programme.
Report stated that field visit to Mithun farm at ICAR Nagaland Centre farm, Khonoma village and Moava village were organised to provide the participants with practical insights into agriculture and allied practices and innovations.
The event concluded with a release of training manual and distribution of participation certificates in presence of Dr. Girish Patil, director of NRC on Mithun; Dr. I Shakuntala, dean of College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Jalukie; and Dr. H Kalita, head of regional centre, ICAR Nagaland centre.