ATMAs conduct various trainings and demonstrations

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 8/24/2020 9:39:11 AM IST

Agricultural Technology Management Agencies (ATMAs) have been conducting various trainings and demonstrations for farmers in the state. 

 ATMA Phek, Chetheba block: ATMA Phek, Chetheba block conducted training and demonstration on agri and allied activities at Chesezu Nawe and Khulazu Bawe on August 21 and 22. A press release by ATMA Phek stated that programme was chaired by Dzuthoru Chotsu, BTTc Chetheba. Technical session consisted of training on potato management practices by Victoria Zaphu (ATM, Chetheba). Dr. Raveyi Khesoh (ATM, Chetheba) interacted with the participants and discussed several diseases related to farm animals and its treatment. He demonstrated on the use of KMnO4 as a disinfectant for livestock and poultry house/animal shed. Dzuthozo Chizo (ATM, Chetheba) demonstrated the use of bio-fungicides as seed treatment for various seeds. Farm school on fishery was inaugurated at Khulazu Bawe. Dzuthoru Chotsu, BTTc Chetheba, explained about the concept and functions of farm school to the participants.  Reyota was selected as the farm school teacher. A total of 47 farmers participated in the programme along with 7 officials. 

ATMA Phek, Rihuba village: ATMA Phek, Chetheba block organized an exposure visit within the district to Rihuba village under Kikruma block on August 22. A total of 10 farmers along with 4 ATMA officials took part in the exposure visit. The team visited Krofüva kiwi project at Rihuba village. The farm owner Mejomu Tetseo who has been practising Kiwi plantation for the last 12 years interacted with the team. He took the team to his orchard and showed different varieties of Kiwi and was expecting a harvest of around 3000 kilograms this year. He also mentioned that his farm is totally organic and no chemical treatments were given to the plants. On being asked about the market he said that his produce is purchased by buyers from Dimapur and Kohima. 

ATMA Dhansiripar block: ATMA Dimapur Dhansiripar block, conducted within district farmers training programme on “value addition of pineapple”, at Shokhuvi village on August 22. A press release by ATMA Dimapur, stated that BTM, Dhansiripar block, trained women members about post harvest management, which was one of the most important measures in preventing waste of surplus crop produce. Participants were given hands-on training on steps involved on preparation of pineapple juice and squash. Training programme was attended by 15 women CIG/SHG members.

ATMA Chunlikha block, Tesophenyu village: ATMA Chunlikha block, Kohima conducted a demonstration at Tesophenyu village on July 6. In a press release, ATMA Chunlikha block stated that resource person, Chenobu Seb demonstrated on different simple composting techniques in orchards. Altogether, five farmers participated in the programme.  ATMA Chunlikha block conducted demonstration on use of bio-pesticides at K station village on July 3. Resource person appraised on the need and importance of bio-pesticides and stressed on pest problem. Demonstration was imparted to seven farmers on its uses and different types of bio-pesticides, mainly focussing on microbial pesticides. 

Meanwhile, the block also conducted demonstration programme at Kandinu village on the topic, “management of agroforestry system” on July 3. Resource person, Chenobu Seb, ATM highlighted on the significance of agroforestry system in jhum field. Demonstration was imparted to five farmers on sustainable cultivation. 


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