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ATMA Dimapur, Phek, Longleng organise training and interactions

ATMA Dimapur, Phek, Longleng organise training and interactions
(L-R): Participants along with ATMA officials and others after the programme in Dimapur, Phek and Longleng respectively
DIMAPUR: | Publish Date: 5/9/2021 3:17:28 PM IST

 Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) of Nagaland has been organising training, demonstrations, interaction etc. for farmers and others across the state. With an objective to offer modular skill training opportunities for rural youth based on local needs and to create a pool of skilled manpower to perform farm and non-farm operations, ATMA Dimapur in association with SAMETI, Nagaland and MANAGE, Hyderabad organised Skill Training of Rural Youth (STRY) on the topic, “vermicomposting for enhancing rural livelihood” from April 26 to May 1 at SDAO, Niuland. A press release by ATMA Dimapur stated that during the six day training programme, resource persons from SDAO Niuland, department soil and water conservation and ATMA Dimapur spoke on the importance of organic farming and vermicomposting, requirements of raw materials, role of earthworm, methods of vermicomposting, handling and harvesting of vermicompost, vermiwash, benefits in terms of soil health and crop productivity and economic importance of vermicompost. Field visit for 18 youths was conducted to practicing vermicompost farmers and women farmers who shared their experiences and success stories with the trainees. Hands-on training and step-by-step demonstration while setting up one low cost vermi bed was also conducted both by the trainees and resource persons. Phek: A six-day training programme on post harvest management & packaging under STRY was organised by ATMA Phek at Pfutsero HRF from April 19-24 in association with the SAMETI Nagaland and MANAGE Hyderabad. A press release by PD ATMA, Levi Benneth stated that the main objective of the training programme was to provide skill development training to rural youth aged 18-34 years. It said the main focus of the training was on post harvest management and packaging of horticultural crops. Key resource persons during the training were ACTO, KVK Porba Dr. Hannah, KVK Porba farm manager Keni, Kelhouzakie HO (HRF) Pfutsero and Chapi Chale HEA (HRF) Pfutsero. Longleng: Farmer scientist interaction programme was organised by ATMA Longleng on April 20 at KVK Training hall, Longleng. A press release by ATMA Longleng stated that during the programme SMS KVK, Dr. Lily Ngullie, presented PowerPoint presentation on “aspects of backyard poultry rearing”. She highlighted the importance of vaccination of livestock and cited example of huge loss of recent pig mortality due to non-vaccination. Ngullie spoke on the economics of backyard poultry rearing and encouraged the farmers to take agricultural activities a serious business, as it will gives good returns. DPD ATMA Longleng, Akam Zeliang deliberated on management of pest and diseases of crops shared by the farmers.

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