Training on biodiversity conservation & PPVFRA Act

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 12/11/2019 12:41:34 PM IST

Three-day training “biodiversity conservation and The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights (PPV&FR) Act, 2001” for extension personnel of agri and allied departments was organised by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Peren under Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Research Complex for NER Nagaland Centre, Jalukie on December 3-5 at KVK Peren office.

A press release by KVK Peren stated that the objective of the training was to make the extension personnel aware about the PPVFRA, its functions on how to protect the rights of farmers and the benefits and awards under the Act, for communities as well as individuals engaged in biodiversity conservation. 

Resource persons for the programme were ACTO, soil science, Z. James Kikon, CoOrd Monitoring & Evaluation, NERLP Jalukie, Pfokroni Mao and Scientist PBG, ICAR, Dr. Harendra Verma. 

The topics covered under the programme were biodiversity conservation and its importance, biodiversity and ecotourism, crop diversification for sustainable agriculture, community seed banking and germplasm conservation, etc. 

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