In commemoration of CIH 3rd Foundation Day a two -day training programme was held on March 26 and 27 besides various activities on “Organic Farming and Certification”. This was organized in collaboration with the State Horticulture Department and International Competence Centre for Organic Agriculture (ICCOA), Bangalore at N.U. SASRD auditorium, Medziphema.
The main resource persons of the training were Dr. Ibomcha Singh, Onecert ACR Certification Agency, Rohitashwa Gakhar, Manager Project and Deepak, Asst. Manager Project from ICCOA, Bangalore, Pawan Kumar, Dy. Director (State Horticulture), Amos Ao, DHO, Peren and Eyongom, DHO, Dimapur. A total of 190 farmers from different villages under Peren and Dimapur Districts under went the said training. This training was conducted to train the farmers who are a part of cluster formation of Organic farmers group, which is a new venture initiated by the State Horticulture Department to be implemented through the ICCCOA International Competence Centre for Organic Agriculture, Bangalore. CIH provides technical support on different aspects of horticulture development.
Additional Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India C.V Ananda Bose (IAS) and Commissioner and Joint Secretary (NHM) government of India and Chairman BoM, CIH Dr. S.K Pattanayak (IAS) unveiled the carnation and rose poly house at Central Institute of Horticulture at Medzhipema on the occasion of CIH 3rd Foundation Day Thursday. CIH the first central institute in the state launched it website www.cihner.org.in.
The institute is being developed in an area of 43.40 hectares at Medziphema, in Dimapur district, which is 35km away from the capital Kohima.
The elevation of the place ranges from 250 to 300m having temperature between 250C to 350C and an average rainfall of 2500mm. The area has low hilly terrain with good soil suitable for growing most of the sub tropical horticultural crops. The location is well connected to the adjacent seven sisters and the rest of the country.