ATMAs conduct integrated farming system in Mkg

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 11/3/2020 12:43:26 PM IST

Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) has been conducting various programmes for welfare of farmers in the state.  

ATMA Kobulong block: ATMA Kobulong block, Mokokchung inaugurated a farm school on integrated farming system at Tzulapang Longjang village on October 31, with Noksangtemjen Aier as the farm school teacher, whose farm spreads over 3 acres, where he grows areca nut, coffee, vegetables and citrus fruits.
A press release by ATMA Kobulong stated that, Nuksungingla ATM highlighted the roles and functions of farm school and encouraged the participants to come forward and work together for increasing productivity in the village.
Training on improved cultivation practices of winter crops was conducted with Renbemo ACTO (Horticulture), KVK as the resource person. He trained them on proper nursery raising and adoption of recommended package of practices and shared on the importance of IFS, concept, approaches, components and different types of integrated farming systems that can be adopted. Seed money of Rs.10,000 was provided to one FIG. Input such as winter seeds, sprayer and implements were also distributed to the farmers. Altogether 28 farmers attended the programme.
Meanwhile, ATMA Kobulong also conducted a method demonstration on nursery raising and management of vegetable crops at Longjang village on October 31, with Renbemo ACTO (Horti) KVK as the resource person. The farmers were briefed about raising healthy and disease free seedlings for increasing production of vegetable crops. Farmers were provided with winter seeds. Altogether 25 farmers participated in the programme.
ATMA Tuli block: Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) Tuli block in Mokokchung district conducted inauguration of the farm school, training and demonstration on October 30.
A press release by ATMA Tuli block stated that, the farm school was inaugurated on poultry farming and training on management of poultry bird was conducted in Longli ward, Tuli town. 
Altogether 18 farmers enrolled as students in the farm school.  Demonstration on line sowing of carrot was given in Tzudikong. Seed money was also provided to Ludenla SHG in Tzudikong by the ATMA staff and the farmers were encouraged to continue their hard work and set example for other farmers. Resource persons were ATM, Shilunokdang Jamir and farm school teacher, Temsulong.
ATMA Peren: A district level training on bamboo shoot pickle and drudgery reduction for farm women was organized at Jalukielo village on October 28. Training was organised by ATMA Peren, in collaboration with KVK Peren. A press release by ATMA Peren, stated that resource persons Akam Zeliang and Dr. Patu Khate, spoke on the topic, “Pest management on vegetables” apart from the demonstration on bamboo shoot pickle and drudgery reduction for farm women. 
An interaction programme was also conducted which was followed by videos on awareness progamme on recent Farm Act 2020 for agricultural reforms. Altogether, 27 farmers attended the programme. 


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