ATMA conducts various farming activities

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 9/9/2019 10:48:56 AM IST

Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) across Nagaland have been organising various trainings and demonstrations to uplift the farming community in the state. Following are the reports.

ATMA Mokokchung: ATMA Mokokchung in collaboration with KVK, Yisemyong organised farmer scientist interaction meet on production, post-harvest management and marketing of vegetables on September 5 at ATMA Conference Hall, Mokokchung.

During the interaction session various points related to farming constraints were raised by the farmers to the panel of experts.

The interactive session covered topics on “improved production technology of cole crops, root crops, tomato, pea”, companion crops and composting for vegetables cultivation”, “integrated pest management”, “integrated disease management in vegetable cultivation” and “post-harvest management and marketing of vegetables”. 

The panel of scientists were Dy. DAO and PD ATMA Mokokchung, Dr. Lanunochetla, SDAO, Mokokchung, Maongsangla, ACTO(Horti), KVK, Yisemyong, RenbomoNgulli,  ACTO (Agro), KVK, Yisemyong, Samuel Sangtam and Dy.PD, ATMA, Mokokchung, Rongsennungla Imchen.

ATMA Dhansiripar block:  One day training was conducted on commercial potentials of Dragon fruit in Nagaland by ATMA Dimapur Dhansiripar block on September 4 at Kiyeto village. During the training, resource person HEA, department of Horticulture, Dimapur, Kunoto Y Chishi spoke on the topic “Cultivation technique and Management of Dragon fruit”. 

A farm school was also inaugurated and Piholi Zhimomi was appointed as the farm school teacher. Farmers groups were also mobilized and imparted training on the roles and responsibilities of self help groups and vegetable cultivation.  

ATMA Peren: ATMA Peren, conducted training-cum-demonstration, on August 30 at Seyie Self Help Group.  A press release from ATMA Peren, stated that the team was led by two deputy project directors and field staff of ATMA Peren district. 

During technical session, Seyie, demonstrate on value additions of noodles making and explained health benefits of the products, with proper technical methods and steps that results to finished product.

ATMA Ghathashi block: ATMA Ghathashi block under Pughoboto sub-division conducted training and demonstration under the supervision of BTT convenor, Myanthung Patton, SDAO Pugohobto on September 3 and 4. 

According to DIPR report, resource person Tiarenla Jamir ATM trained the farmers on the topics “Package and practices of winter crops (cabbage, broccoli, peas, onion and coriander),” followed by a demonstration on effective use of modern agricultural tools. Resource person, Tovishi ATM cited the importance and benefits of mushroom cultivation followed by a demonstration. A total of 35 participants, farmers, SHGs from Mishilimi, Natsumi and Pughoboto under Ghathashi block participated. Training was conducted at VDB council hall, Pughoboto. Demonstrations were carried out at the integrated farm school Lazami village.

ATMA Satakha block: ATMA Satakha block organized a training and demonstration on August 28, at Ghukiye village. Training on integration of Aquaculture with rice farming and azolla cultivation and demonstration on vermin-compost preparation was delivered by the ATMA official.  ATM Tovi V Jimomi stressed on the importance, benefits and positive effects of aquaculture, azolla and vermin-compost preparation and its wider impact on Agriculture. SDAO Vitoshe Sema and AFA Mughato also encouraged and cited the importance of organic farming and its role in maintaining sustainability and most importantly to make Nagaland a self -sustainable organic State. A total of 47 farmers attended the programme.

ATAM Chiephobozou block: ATMA, Chiephobozou block, Kohima district conducted training on improved package practices of Kholar at Rusoma village on August 28. A press release from ATMA, Chiephobozou block, stated that farmers were mobilized and demonstration on sowing with use of api seeder was carried out. Farmers were also trained on various package practices of Kholar cultivation and encouraged to go for large scale cultivation in order to achieve food security.


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