Training on aloevera production & processing
DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 11: Two-day farmers training on ‘Production & Processing of Aloevera for Value Addition’ was organized by Central Institute of Horticulture, DAC & FW, Ministry of Agriculture, GOI, Medziphema, in collaboration with Akivi Multipurpose Co-op. Society Ltd. at Chekiye village, Dimapur on November 8 and 9.
The objective of the training was to train the local farmers and entrepreneurs to produce and process various value added products from aloevera for self employment and more income generation.
Addressing the participants, Director of CIH, Dr. Lallan Ram, said the importance of aloevera is that it is used as medicinal plant and has demand of value added products in t both national and international market. Therefore, he urged the need of such kind of training and encouraged the farmers to make the best use of the training programme to equip themselves with latest technology for improvising the quality of the produce, so that it can meet the demands of the market. Resource person, Manesh Jat, Managing Director of Manesh Agro-Engineering & Technology, Jaipur, presented on various topics such as introduction to aloevera organic farming, benefit of aloevera farming, method of harvesting, processing & value addition for preparation of juice, soap, shampoo, handwash and gel.
In the valedictory function, Dr. Ram, exhorted the participants to work diligently and expressed hope that the information gathered and knowledge gained during the training programme will go a long way for generation more income and improving the livelihood of the people.
Chairman of Akivi Multipurpose Co-op. Society, Khezeli, who has been initiating the handmade preparation of aloevera soaps and detergents, thanked the institute for conducting the training. She also requested the institute to help in providing the machineries, so that the society will be able to meet the demands of the market.
Certificates along with training materials were distributed to all the participants. A total of 40 participants from various localities of Dimapur attended the training programme. The programme was coordinated by Shisarenla Aier, training coordinator of CIH, Medziphema.