Agricultural Technology Management (ATMA) Dimapur organized a one-day SHG fish farmers training on April 7 at fish farmers school, Xelhozhe village.
Altogether 46 farmers attended and benefited out of the training.
DAO & PD (ATMA) of Dimapur N. Wetsah expressed the concept of fish farm school to train farmers with the latest technology of farming through frontline demonstration and exposure trips.
He also said fish farming was one of the best sources of income generation for farmers and encouraged ATMA farmers to learn from the training programme and to adopt the new technology.
Neithu Kuotso, CEO and AMC-ATMA lauded ATMA Dimapur for providing an opportunity to open a fish farm school and for organizing various farmers training and demonstration in the district on a regular basis.
In his keynote address, he spoke on the potentials of fish farming in Dimapur.
Out of the total fish production in Nagaland, Dimapur district has been producing more than half of the state fish production with the fingerlings provided by the department to farmers at a subsidized rate.
The resource person for the technical session was N. Yeheto Nartho, EO and BTT member-ATMA, spoke extensively on pond management and stock density of fish, for optimum fish production for home consumption or commercial sale.