Farmers from Wokha district went for an exposure tour sponsored by ATMA, Wokha from October 28 to 29 with the purpose to update knowledge on animal husbandry farming to Kohima and Dimapur.
The team visited KOMUL plant and dairy farm at Kohima hwere Dr. Joseph, CEO highlighted the operation and maintenance of the plant.
The team undertook field visits at ICAR farm Jharnapni and was briefed by Dr. Patra, Scientist ICAR Jharnapani on the activities and daily maintenance of pig, poultry, rabbit and duck farms. Later, during the day, the team also visited regional rabbit farm at Jharnapani.
The following day, the team visited Dimul plant at Dimapur and was explained by Hari Prasad, marketing officer about the plant operation at DIMUL.
A brief account about the activities of the plant was also highlighted by Dr. Mhasizokho, ACEO DIMUL to the visiting farmers. Altogether 20 progressive farmers were selected for the tour and the team was lead by Dr. Moa KVK, Wokha.
Women farmers tour Meghalaya
Department of Agriculture had organized exposure tour for SHG consisting of 20 women farmers from Mokokchung and Peren district.
This is a tour progamme under women in agriculture, the group visited vegetable garden, orchard, fruit processing unit, horticulture hub etc., managed by department agriculture and horticulture, besides this the group visited some successful Self Help Group in Myrkhan and Mawariah village where strawberry and flowers were grown in nursery for sell in the market.
The group also interacted with the women and found their annual turnover income was `4.00 lakh which was an eye opener for other SHGs. The group visited Cherapunjee area as part of sight seeing led by Temsuinla, training officer, DAO office, Mokokchung and Dr. James Chawang, agriculture officer, directorate of agriculture, Kohima
20 agriculture farmers from four districts tour Meghalaya
A team of 20 agriculture farmers from four districts led by SMS Wokha M. Ben Yanthan went on a tour to Meghalaya state from October 26-30. The team visited government undertaking farms and gardens including government fruit garden, fruit preservation centre, vegetable research station, Dewlieh strawberry & roses farm, tea garden, ICAR complex etc. Meanwhile, DAO Wokha has informed that the tour was organized by department of agriculture for farmers as incentives for their cooperation and regularity in farmers’ field schools under Integrated Pest Management Programme (IPMP) conducted in various districts and sub-divisions.