Block level farmers training on impact of weather and climate change on agriculture and livestock production was organized by KVK Wokha on May 5 at DBHSS Youth Centre, Wokha sponsored by ATMA Wokha, Chukitong block.
The resource person included Imtisenla Walling, technical officer (AMFU) ICAR, Jharnapani who deliberated on the topic “Meteorological Observations and its relevance to Farm Management”.
She encouraged the farmers to be a keen observer of the changing weather phenomenon in order to avoid crop failure. She also deliberated on the importance of availing the information about the weather condition before doing any agricultural activities so as to minimize losses.
Impact of climate change on horticultural crops was taken up by Tachow Tsanglao AHO, Wokha while Bona Jami from LRD department spoke on impact of climate change on the environment.
He deliberated on the ill effects of jhumming and burning of forest which contributes to climate change in the environment. Climate change, its impacts and risks on Animal health were presented by Dr. Moaakum SMS (A/Sc).
He emphasized that Climate change was leading to re- emergence of diseases and occurrence of animal diseases and to prevent the losses, sanitation and awareness should be the top priority. All together around 110 farmers from 16 villages attended the day long programme.