Roundtable on sustainable management of upland farming
Dimapur, Nov. 15 (EMN): The Government of Nagaland and Ministry of Development of North East Region (MoDoNER) in partnership with International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will be organising a three-day roundtable on ‘Sustainable management of upland farming systems in Northeast India’ from Nov. 20 to 22 at Hotel Acacia, Dimapur.
The objective of the roundtable is to identify the technical and institutional options that the government and farming communities can consider for the sustainable management, intensification and transformation of traditional upland farming systems in the Northeast, most notably the jhum or shifting cultivation.
Two-day conference will include discussion on various aspects of shifting cultivation from the perspective of forest rights, land tenure, environmental-considerations and the communities’ aspirations.
Eminent scholars on the subject from international, national, and regional will deliberate on the issue of upland farming system. The decision makers from Government of India, Northeast region and state government will also participate in the deliberation.