ATMA Phek monitoring & evaluation of activities

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 10/15/2020 1:13:34 PM IST

Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) has been conducting various programmes across the state for the farming community.

ATMA Chukitong block: ATMA, Wokha, Chukitong block, inaugurated poultry farm school (PFS) at Nungying village on October 8. A press release by ATMA Wokha stated that, resource person, Watershed Development Team (WDT), Land Resource, Dr. Limathung spoke on importance of poultry rearing and its management. He encouraged farmers to use locally available materials and make feeder equipments for poultry. Nribeni was selected as farm school teacher with 15 students while concept of farm school was delivered by agriculture inspector, Zuthunglo. Altogether 16 farmers, four ATMA officials and block technology team (BTT) convener attended the programme. 

ATMA Phek: A team from SASRD, NU along with ATMA Phek officials visited Phek district on October 5 and 6, to monitor and evaluate various activities undertaken during the financial year 2018-19. The team interacted with SHGs, food security groups, farmer friends, farm school teacher and farmers at the block/village level. Team also visited Persimom farm school Kikruma block, kiwi farm school Pfutsero block, banana farm school Chizami block and paddy farm school Meluri block. The team was led by coordinator, ATMA monitoring team, SASRD, NU prof. Akali Sema accompanied by monitoring team member Dr. Mary N. Odyuo and Dr. Sentirenla Jamir.

Peren block: ATMA, Peren block conducted training and demonstration on October 2 and 3 at Lamhai and Mhainamtsi villages respectively, where Peren block convener, Mapeuheile Ndang (agriculture officer), highlighted the topics and activities of ATMA. Resource person Kewichamsi Kaurinta (ATM) and Kibale (ATM) imparted training on cultivation of winter vegetables with the help of visual aid. They both explained the importance of nursery bed preparation, site selection and mainly emphasized on biological and cultural control of pests and diseases. Demonstration on application of NPK fertilizer was also carried out by Kaurinta. Fishery farm school teacher, Dibamleule trained the farmers on fish pond management. Kibale demonstrated on the value addition of king chilli and the benefits of adding value to a product which could further generate their income. Altogether, 20 farmers attended and seeds were also distributed.

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