A two-day review workshop on ‘implementation of extension schemes and identification of trainings needs of extension officials of NE states and West Bengal’ concluded February 1.
State team including six officials led by director of agriculture and nodal officer, A.Y Ovung participated at the brainstorming sessions.
According to joint director (ATMA) T.V Holo, status report and activities of the state received positive comments for being the first NE state to put 325 farmers friend in place and for actively participating at the NER Expo 2010.
The state team also received accolades for their innovative promotional activities like sporting ATMA T-shirts, vegetables and flower costumed characters, environmental campaign through volunteers, potato restaurant, packaging support to Tuensang APMC and mobilizing district farmers to farmer-scientist interactive sessions.
Dr. K.M Bujarbourah, vice-chancellor, AAU and Sanjeev Gupta, secretary extension, government of India chaired the inaugural and closing sessions.
APC, Assam secretary, agriculture Assam additional commissioner (CG), GoI, joint director extension reforms GoI, director agri clinics MANAGE, director ICAR, director EEI Jorhat, director FMTT etc., were the speakers who discussed on modified guidelines, issues on ATMA, training needs, agri clinics and agri business centre, Kisan call centre, mass media besides the power point presentation by each of the NE state including Nagaland.