Awareness on ‘agro advisory services’

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 10/20/2019 12:15:23 PM IST

District Agromet Unit (DAMU), KVK, Kiphire organised one-day farmers awareness programme on “agro advisory services” at Tethuyo village, Kiphire district on October 17.

According to DIPR report, Temjenna Jamir, SMS (Agro Meteorology) gave a brief note to the farmers on how the IMD (India Meteorological Department) has come up to provide weather information to farmers by setting up agro-met stations (DAMU). 

She also informed on the weather extremities and how in a small micro region there were differences in the weather parameters and its importance to the farmers.

The farmers were informed about the importance of registering their phone numbers for mobile short message services on agro advisory services. 

The farmers were also apprised on the care and management of livestock during winter season by Benjungtemsu, VFA.

The importance of food security and to have surplus produce in the village vicinity was highlighted by Setsiba Sangtam, DAO (AFA). Further, he urged the farmers to grow drought tolerant crops in order to abate the climate change. 

Altogether 63 farmers attended the programme.

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