Farm School under Akuluto block was launched at Ghasulapa of Sasutami village by Avitoli, deputy project director ATMA Zunheboto.
34 farm students from three villages ie. Sasutami, Ajiqami and Izheto participated in the launching programme. While explaining the policy and implementation of ATMA, SADO ATMA BTT, convener Atoi Sema said with ever increasing population to feed from the fixed agricultural land, the need of the hour was to increase the productivity of food over the given unit of land.
“This is where use of various agricultural technologies needs to be employed and ATMA is there to transfer those scientifically proven technologies to the farmers through farm Schools”, Atoi explained.
Stating that diversification of crop was another option where group of farmers can adopt certain crop of common interest, he urged like minded farmers to form FIG/ CIG and come forward for ATMA intervention.
During the interaction hour, various problems and success stories were presented by the farm students for discussion. It was decided that Litchi, which is found to be doing extremely well in the area will be taken up for diversification, for which, ATMA has been requested to provide support.
The participants also decided to elect Tokiho GB of Sasutami as farm teacher for ongoing season, on whose farm the farm school was conducted.