Nagaland: Agriculture deptment organises training for FPOs
Dimapur, June 28 (EMN): Department of Agriculture organised a two-day training for Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) on “Management skills and Post Harvest Management (PHM)” under Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER) on June 27 and 28 at State Agricultural Extension & Management Training Institute (SAMETI).
SAMETI Deputy Project Director, Tiajungla Longchar chaired the inaugural programme, while Director of SAMETI and Principal of IETC, Dr. I Amenla, delivered the welcome address. Dr. Amenla expressed gratitude to the department for organising the training stating that management skills are vital for the overall development and progress of any organisation.
Stating that management is the key area which ultimately determines the success or failure of an enterprise, she encouraged the participants to take advantage of the training programme and work towards bringing tangible changes in their respective organisations.
Renphamo Lotha, Joint Director of Agriculture, presented an overview of the MOVCDNER in Nagaland. He remarked that marketing, inadequate data, and lack of premium market were the main problems faced by the FPOs in the State.
A short speech on the background and functioning of Integrated Extension Training Centre (IETC) was given by Dr. Watimongla Jamir, vice principal and academic in-charge of IETC, Medziphema.
Resource person from MOVCDNER, New Delhi, Deepika Saini spoke about the importance of soft skills and developing them through interaction and individual approach over time.
She stated that the main goal of the training programme was to help the participants develop the right attitude and link crops to markets by creating a market perspective.
Resource persons during the training were Deepika Saini and Mukunda Rao from MOVCDNER, New Delhi; Andrew Lalthawmhana and Dr. Sentirenla Changkiri, Project Assistants from STINER-TFC; Dr. Lawrence Kithan, Scientist (Agronomy) AICRP; Dr. Sentirenla Jamir and Dr. Gracely L Yepthomi, Assistant professor from B. Voc, NU: SASRD; and Ashwini Ananda, Ph. D scholar, Department of Horticulture, NU: SASRD.