Website launched to connect NE farmers with experts
Imphal, July 19 (EMN): To bring modern digital and smart farming solution in Northeast India particularly in Manipur and to connect the farmers and experts during the Covid pandemic, the first ever website ‘www.e-loumee.com’ was virtually launched on Sunday.
Speaking on the occasion, the speakers appreciated the innovative effort to help the farming community by using digital technologies. “However I suggest the team provide instant reply to the queries raised by the farmers. Otherwise it may not be effective in the long run”, said Project officer, Kh Nimaichand
While the deputy director of CAU, Bedajit opined, “It is the right moment to introduce such a platform to the farmers to move their activities forward considering the existing Covid pandemic situation”.
On the launching of the website, the managing director of Farming Alternatives and Resilience Management Schools (FARMS), and the man behind the website, Dr. Senjam Jinus said, “This website is created with the noble objective to help the farmers to identify and address their maladies. Therefore, the farmers need to send the photographs of their problems through their mobile phones so that the experts could provide them with proper guidance and information on curative measures. The vision is to bring a new taste of smart alternative farming and resilience strategies to the traditional farming system in Manipur and aid in sustaining secured food chain”.
He is of the view that the platform will become an effective way to bridge the gap between farmers and agricultural experts of Manipur.
The e-Loumee combines various expertise and agricultural backgrounds teaming together to achieve a better, innovative and sustainable smart farming, livestock, fisheries and aquaculture sector in Manipur.
It informed that a team of experts from Krishi Vigyan Kendra Hengbung (Kangpokpi) including G P Kabui, the former chief technical officer, Homen Kangjam, eminent floriculturist and another specialists team for agricultural subject matters on extension, soil and plant pathologist comprising of Keniyo Thokchom, Birjeet Yanglem and Tayenjam Dipu will be supporting the FARMS.