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Exposure visit-cum-training programme for coffee farmers

Exposure visit-cum-training programme for coffee farmers
Beneficiaries of coffee development plan under Dimapur district along with staff and officials of Land Resources, Dimapur on June 18.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 6/23/2019 11:36:32 AM IST

One-day exposure visit-cum-training programme for stakeholders was organised by department of Land Resources, Dimapur to the Regional Coffee Research Station (RCRS), Coffee Board of India, located at Diphu on June 18.

A press release from WDTM, Land Resources Dimapur, Asungla Jamir stated that, district project officer (DPO), Land Resources, Dimapur,  I. Acato Chishi spearheaded the visit along with his staff and 14 beneficiaries representing various villages listed under the coffee development plan in the district. 

The exposure visit-cum-training was conducted with the objective to equip coffee growers with sound theoretical and practical knowledge on management of coffee plantation so as to maximize the production of coffee and provide a major boost to the industry overall. 

Technical support and guidance was rendered by Bijaya Barman (officer in-charge, RCRS) and Sandeep (extension officer, RCRS) to the participants on package of practices of coffee and coffee nursery management. 

This was followed by a field visit to the coffee plantation site where the participants were given training in order to enhance their knowledge on cultivation techniques both at nursery level and at the field. 

I. Acato Chishi (DPO) encouraged the participants to take up mixed cropping along with coffee plantation. 

He said that crops such as arecanut, black pepper and any other suitable horticultural crops will only add to the income of a coffee farmer. 

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