ATMA activities reports from across the state

DIMAPUR: | Publish Date: 7/27/2018 12:56:14 AM IST

Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA), in its continued efforts to being the latest agricultural technology methods has been continually performing a series of activities across the state. Following are some more reports of their activities.

Jalukie block: ATMA Jalukie block under Peren district inaugurated a poultry farm school at Samzuiram village in Peren district. 

The farm school was inaugurated by Dileu Nsarangbe, horticulture officer and convenor ATMA Jalukie block Neilhalung Kamei was appointed the farm school teacher. 

Meanwhile, ATMA Jalukie block also conducted a training on poultry rearing for supplementary income-self employment on June 29, at Samzuiram village. 

The program was chaired by BTM, Aola Tzudir. 

Functions of ATMA were highlighted by Heluisuipong, ATM. Resource person ATM Isapeule explained to the farmers the maintenance of poultry farm. 

She also trained the farmers on vaccinations, vitamin supplements, parasite management and safe enclosure of chickens.

ATMA Longleng: ATMA Longleng district inaugurated a “Horticulture Farm School” on June 29 at Hukpang village, under Longleng block.

A press release from ATMA Longleng block stated that BTM Longleng block, Aienla highlighted the scope and economic aspects of horticulture farming and also briefly explained the concept of farm school to the farmers present at the inauguration program. H. Nampa was appointed as the farm teacher on the occasion.

ATMA Dimapur: ATMA Dimapur organised a within state farmers’ exposure tour to Jalukie block under Peren District on June 30, with representatives of farmers from various blocks under the district.  In a press release, ATMA Dimapur Block Technology Manager (BTM), Kuhuboto block Akavi Holo mentioned that the team visited a pineapple farm school in Mhainamtsi village, mixed farming school in Jalukie B village and Poultry farm school in Samziuram village. Various farm owners explained the methods of the farming system they practice to the touring farmers. ATM (ATMA), Jalukie Block Halungsuipoing Mbung, guided the visiting team through farm. The tour was conducted under the initiative of BTM Akavi Holo, and assistant technology manager, ATMA-Dimapur Ameto Yeptho.

Changtongya block: ATMA Changtongya block organised a training camp on value addition to fruits and vegetables, at Changtongya village on June 30.

A press release from BTM Temsutula Jamir stated that seasonal fruits and vegetables like litchi, peach and pineapple were found in abundance especially in and around Changtongya sub division. She however said that, farmers face heavy losses due to the short shelf life of most of the fruits. The training was conducted to convert fruits and vegetables into value-added products which would benefit the farming community, in the long run. Moaienla, a technical officer from KVK Yisemyong was the resource person who underscored the benefit of value addition and its contribution towards financial upliftment of the family. The program was actively participated in by all the trainees during the preparation of various value-added products like jam, juice, pickle and sauce. Altogether 25 female farmers attended the training.

Tuli Block: ATMA Tuli block Mokokchung organised training and demonstration programs and inaugurated a farm school on June 11 and 13, at Tuli town, Luyong and Aopenzu villages respectively. Resources person Dr. Toshiwati farm manager, State Pig Breeding Centre Merangkong Nagaland trained the farmers on the topic piggery farming followed by castration of pig at Tuli on June 12. Demonstration on preparation of Bordeaux mixture and hands on training on oyster mushroom was conducted by ATM Imkipokyim and ATM Tuli Shilunokdang respectively. 

Meanwhile, on June 13 a rubber farm school was inaugurated at Aopenzu village. SDAO Tuli C. Alemyanger inaugurated the farm school and delivered the keynote address during the inaugural session. The program was chaired by BTM Tuli Imlisunep Ajem, later training on cultivation of soyabean was conducted by AFA, Tuli Mar. Altogether 71 farmers attended the program.

Tseminyu block: ATMA Tseminyu block, Kohima district inaugurated a dairy farm school at Henbenji village on June 20. A press release from ATMA Tseminyu block stated that the farm school was inaugurated by Viwheto Thorie, SDAO & ATMA BTT convenor. Altogether 11 farmers, most of whom were progressive farmers, attended the program. The farmers were taught about the avenues/prospects from the farm school (dairy farm) such as educational, economic, employments and field technical necessities.



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