Youths from rural areas get skill updates in beekeeping
Dimapur, March 21 (EMN): The establishment of the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) of Kohima organized a six-day training programme in beekeeping, dubbed the ‘skill training of rural youths on beekeeping.’
The programme was conducted on March 15 at Phesama village in Kohima, a press release from the organisers stated on Thursday.
The training event was organised in collaboration with the State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (Sameti) of Nagaland and National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management.
The keynote address was delivered by the course’s in-charge K Michael Pienyu, the updates stated.
In his keynote address, Pienyu ‘encouraged the trainees to take up beekeeping as a profession because this is an enterprise that can be started with very less inputs and also it does not require a very high degree of technical expertise.’
Pienyu also pointed out that beekeeping will flourish anywhere in the district as “we have rich and vast natural vegetation with abundant flowering plants and ideal climatic conditions for bee foraging which in turn provide ample scope for organic honey production.”
The resource persons were agriculture, and Agriculture Technology Management Agency officials, the updates stated.
During the technical sessions, the trainees were educated on both scientific and traditional methods of beekeeping and the prospects the industry has.
At the conclusion of the program, certificates were given to each of the trainees, the updates stated.
A Krishi Vigyan Kendra is an agricultural extension center in India. The name means “farm science center.”
Usually associated with a local agricultural university, these centers serve as the ultimate link between the Indian Council of Agricultural Research and farmers, and aim to apply agricultural research in a practical, localized setting.
According to web source Wikipedia, the KVK fall under the jurisdiction of one of the 11 Agricultural Technology Application Research Institutes in India.