Reports of ATMA activities from across Nagaland

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 7/9/2018 12:42:57 AM IST
 Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) continues its efforts to train farmers on modern methods of agriculture, and in the agri-allied sectors. Following are some reports from different blocks of the agency.
ATMA Longleng: ATMA Longleng staff visited IARI, Pusa New Delhi and Uttarkhand from May 16 to May 23, 2018 on an exposure tour organized by department of Agriculture, Nagaland. A press release by PD ATMA & DSO Longleng, Ngangshimeyu stated that during this exposure tour, scientists of IARI and ATMA Longleng staff interacted with and visited various departmental fields equipped with modern and latest technology and research plots of horticultural crops. The staff also visited important places like Dehradun, Mussoorie and Rishikesh district of Uttarakhand.
Noksen Block: ATMA Tuensang, Noksen Block organized trainings, demonstrations and inaugurated a Farm School on May 23 and 24, at Litem village and Noksen town with ATM Selila and ATM Limasunep as resource persons. During the training program at Litem Village, resource person ATM Selila trained the farmers, with practical demonstrations, on the biological method of soil conservation and the nadep composting method. At Noksen town, resource person ATM Limasunep, gave practical demonstrations on site selection, planting spacing of cardamom, tomato and coffee and explained the importance of seasons. A cardamom farm school, with N. Michael Chang as Farm Teacher, was inaugurated with 10 members. A new Food Security Group (FSG) under the nomenclature “EDOU FSG’’ was formed with 10 members. Altogether, 18 farmers including functionaries attended the program.
Tseminyu Block: ATMA Tseminyu block of Kohima district set up a Food Security Group (FSG) at Phenshenyu village on May 30. A press release from ATMA Kohima, Tseminyu block stated that the group consisted of seven members, all female housewives. The group was taught how to record of the group activities, how to take up activities which was best suited for the place they stay so as to help them not only for their sustenance but also help them supply the local market.
ATMA Tseminyu block of Kohima district also conducted a demonstration on poultry farming at Kashanyushin village on the same day with Dr. Vibeilie BTM and Joseph Keretsu as resource persons. A press release from ATMA Kohima, Tseminyu block stated that the farmers were taught the housing for poultry, importance of de-worming and vitamins, mineral mixture needs for proper growth and development for the birds to reach marketable age at specific time which can give the farmers a good profit. All together 10 farmers attended the demonstration. De-worming medicines and vitamin and mineral mixtures were distributed to the farmers.

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