Training held on scientific methods of mixed farming
Dimapur, March 26 (EMN): State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI), organised a trainers’ training program on “Scientific methods and practices of mixed farming and intercropping” from March 21-23, at SAMETI, Medziphema.
The resource persons for the training program were Dr. Watimongla Jamir, lecturer IETC; Dr. L. Tongpang Longkumer, associate professor, Department of Agronomy, NU SASRD; Dr. A.P Singh, assistant professor, Department of Agronomy, NU SASRD and Dr. C.S Maitei, associate professor, Department of Horticulture, NU SASRD.
The resource persons imparted technical knowhow training to the participants on the following topics: Difference between mixed farming and intercropping, mixed farming –advantages and disadvantages, benefits of intercropping, salient features of mixed farming, importance of intercropping for sustainable agriculture, importance of mixed farming in hill agriculture and mixed farming with horticultural crops to boast sustainable production and income.
In a valedictory function, special guest Z. Kenei, in-charge director SAMETI and principal IETC encouraged the trainees to take the training experience to the field level and impart whatever they have learned to the target group and farmers sincerely.
He also congratulated the trainees on completing the training.
Certificates and training handouts were also distributed to the participants.