ATMA conducts farming activities across state

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 5/21/2019 11:43:26 AM IST

Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) conducted various activities realted to farming across the state in the month of May. Following are some of the reports: 

ATMA Chuchuyimlang block:  With the objective to prevent post harvest losses through value addition and promote marketing opportunities, Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) Chuchuyimlang block conducted capacity building programme on post harvest management of horticulture crops on May 20 at Yaongyimti Old village.  A press release from ATMA Chuchuyimlang block stated that ATM Chubaienla taught the women participants on value addition, cleaning, processing, storage and packaging. The resource person explained in detail the method of preparation of green chilli pickle and ginger candy followed by ingredients required, types of packaging, bottling methods and storage of the products.  She further encouraged the participants to practice its preservation to avoid wastage and enhance greater economic security. Altogether 10 members from women SHGs attended the programme.

ATMA Kohima: ATAM Kohima organized within state farmer’s training on May 17, at Thizama with 4th NAP Battalion.  A press release from ATMA Kohima Dy. PD Rokoshuno Angela stated that welcome address was delivered by deputy commandant Khrosotho, and DAO & PD (ATMA), Kohima Bodevi Shuya, delivered the keynote address. Topics on mushroom cultivation, vermi composting and local made detergent/dish wash gel were covered and  hands on demonstration were also imparted to the trainees. Resource persons of the programme were horticulture inspector, Mhathung, agriculture inspector Vikali, and NCUI (Co-operation), Kohima programme officer Ketholeno.

 Altogether 78 trainees along with 7 ATMA functionaries participated. Later, vote of thanks was delivered by Commandant Yangba Konyak. 

ATMA Tseminyu block: ATMA Tseminyu block under Kohima district also conducted training on banana plantation at Thongsunyu village on May 13. The programme was chaired by Muaythong, AFA, of Agriculture. Keynote address was delivered by Dr. Vibeilie Joseph Keretsu BTM, Tseminyu block.  The resource person Pelebei-ii Kense ATM, Tseminyu block spoke on banana plantation. She highlighted the importance of selecting the right type of suckers and how to differentiate between the sword suckers and the water suckers. Altogether 12 farmers attended the programme.

ATMA Dimapur, Chumukedima block: ATMA Dimapur, Chumukedima block conducted “ kisan gosthi” and joint visit programme at Naga United village on May 16 with J. Akato Chishi, senior technical assistant, department of Entomology, NU: SASRD as the resource person. A press release from ATMA Dimapur stated that, the objective of the programme was to create awareness among the farmers and to tackle the recent outbreak of the invasive insect-pest Fall Armyworm (spodoptera frugiperda) especially in maize fields. The programme started with an introduction by Limasenla, Renlok SHG, while Tzubentula Jamir, ATM highlighted about the theme of kisan goshti. The resource person spoke on the identification of FAW and also stressed that deep ploughing and clean cultivation will help the farmer in preventing the infestation of FAW. A total of 33 farmers attended the programme. 

ATMA Mokokchung: ATMA Mokokchung, Chuchuyimlang block, conducted two demonstration programmes on May 18 at Yaongyimti new village. 

A press release from ATM, Chuchuyimlang Block, Lipoktila stated that demonstration on dwarf bean cultivation and soya bean cultivation was demonstrated to the farmers by resource person, ATM, Tangit Longkumer. He briefed the participants on the different technical aspects of cultivating soya bean and dwarf bean. Both the demonstrations were conducted separately. Also seeds and bio fertilizers were distributed among the farmers. In another session, ATMA functionaries also highlighted and made farmers aware of the current infestation of fall army worm (FAM) in maize and briefed them about the management practices. A brief interaction session was held among the functionaries and farmers followed by field inspection.


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