ATMA conducts various activities for farmers across Nagaland

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 10/12/2019 12:22:40 PM IST

Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) has been conducting various activities for the welfare of farmers and public across Nagaland. 

ATMA Zunheboto: ATMA Zunheboto organized training on “empowering farmers on agripreunership” on October 9 under “Implementation of extension activities through agripreuners (ACABC) at CVO Zunheboto. 
A press release from ATMA Zunheboto stated that, Shitovi entrepreuner Agri-clinic Zunheboto discussed the various strategies that the farmers can take up to achieve sustainable agriculture. He also discussed the various steps that farmers can take during the infestation of crops, biological as well as mechanical traps were also pointed out. He further stressed that organic farming will play a key role in bringing better income to the farmers in the near future.  
The programme was chaired by Kaiho Achumi ATM Akuhaito block, who also discussed the importance of bio pesticides as a part of training and how the very bio pesticides will reshape, help in achieving sustainable agriculture in the district. 
Programme ended with a feedback and discussion with the farmers. A total of 24 farmer representatives from different blocks attended the programme, followed by distribution of bio pesticides to the farmers.
ATMA Tsurangkong block: ATMA Tsurangkong block, Mokokchung conducted demonstration programme on cultivation practices of cauliflower on October 3 at Satsukba village. 
A press release from ATMA Tsurangkong block stated that, resource person Zulu ATM Tsurangkong block discussed the advantages of following scientific method of cultivation practices. He demonstrated the procedures of site selection, seed bed preparation, time of transplanting, spacing and irrigation. Training on integrated pest management was also conducted at Vikuto village on October 4 where resource person BTM Moanukshi highlighted on IPM which is a broad-based approach that integrates practices for economic control of pests. He advised them for minimum use of insecticide, pesticide etc. 
ATMA Tsurangkong block also formed a food security group at Longtho village on October 1, wherein BTM Moanukshi encouraged the famers and highlighted about the work activities. Altogether 10 farmers attended. 
ATMA Mangkolemba block: ATMA Mangkolemba block inaugurated farm school on arecanut plantation at Khar village under Mokokchung District on October 4.
A press release from ATMA Mangkolemba block, stated that resource person ATM, Alemnungla, trained farmers on nursery management and its benefits on inter cropping with different crops such as coffee, cardamom, banana, black pepper, betel vine and its alternative uses as disposal plates from the dried leaf sheet compose from the leaves. 
The programme was lead by BTM, Limawapangla, and altogether 25 farmers attended the training programme.
ATMA Kikruma block: ATMA Phek, Kikruma block conducted training, demonstration and capacity building programme on September 17 at Phusachodu village with 51 farmers in attendance.  
A press release from ATMA Kikruma block stated that resource persons were Chosevoyi, WDT member LRD Phek; Keduwete-ü Lomi BTM; Nusakho Nyekha ATM; Sedekounuo Kelio ATM and Kewe Rhakho ATM covering various topics on scope of coffee farming, cultivation practices of vegetable crops, nursery management, importance of organic farming. 
Cardamom farmer Zahuyi Murao and Kütho SHG were awarded with cash for best performing individual farmer and group under Kikruma block respectively. 
A coffee farm school was also established at Phusachodu village with Kuhukro Chotso appointed as the farm school teacher. Coffee saplings sponsored under the initiative of Levi Achumi DPO, LRD & PD ATMA Phek were distributed free of cost to all the farmers present alongside distribution of agricultural tools and seeds of various vegetable crops. 
A similar kind of programme was also being held at Kikruma village attended by 64 farmers and ATMA officials.


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