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SASRD organises agri entrepreneurship at schools

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By EMN Updated: Oct 06, 2019 11:59 pm
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Students and organisers at a seminar about entrepreneurship, with special focus on agriculture commerce, which was organized by the School of Agricultural Sciences and Rural Development in Dimapur.

Dimapur, Oct. 6 (EMN): A seminar about entrepreneurship with special focus on agriculture commerce or what the organisers called “agripreneurship” was organized by School of Agricultural Sciences and Rural Development on October 3 at Christian Higher Secondary School in Dimapur.

A similar programme was conducted on October 4 at the Livingstone Foundation International and Pilgrim Higher Secondary School in Dimapur.

According to a press release that was issued to the media on Sunday, Ashoka Fellow Samir Bordoloi, secretary general of an organisation called SpreadNE gave a discourse during the event. He is stated to be a farmer “who is an expert in ecological farming and one who strongly believes in local people, their local food wisdom and local economy built on this wisdom to make farmers the major stake holder in the big food industry was the resource person.”

Bordoloi talked about the abundance of food resources in the Northeast region and how important it was to conserve the resources and using them sustainably for the economic uplift of farmers in the region. He spoke about what the press release called the “food conspiracy where big corporations bring in hybrid seeds, animals and genetically modified crops and animals which require heavy investment in terms of feeds, medicines, pesticides, fertilizers etc. for their upkeep and management.”

This trend in turn is having a negative impact on the economy and health of the local people and also causing environmental degradation, Bordoloi said.

The speaker also invited the students to become Green Club members and “green commandos” and urged the students to establish “nutritional gardens” in schools and use waste to create compost and vermi-compost. The compost can then be used for growing vegetables. The produce can be sold in the market “thus building an entrepreneurial mindset simultaneously with conservation of our environment and resources,” the updates stated.

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By EMN Updated: Oct 06, 2019 11:59:31 pm