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CIH Nagaland farmers awareness

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 9/4/2019 11:08:03 AM IST

Central Institute of Horticulture (CIH), Nagaland organized a two-day farmers awareness programme on marketing and value addition of horticulture crops at district horticulture office, Nongpoh, Ri-Bhoi, Meghalaya on August 30 and 31. 

A press release from CIH Nagaland stated that, the inaugural programme was graced by Dr. Venkatesh N Hubballi, director, Directorate of Cashewnut and Cocoa Development, Kochi who in his address shared insights on potential of cashew production and processing in north east region. Jean Sohliya, deputy director (M & FM), Horticulture, highlighted upon the initiatives taken by Meghalaya horticulture dept for the upliftment and growth of farmers. Brief remark was given by M L Suiam (MAS), OSD, Directorate of Food Processing, Meghalaya.
Lectures were delivered by Shivanjan Dalmia, managing director, Greenfields Pvt. Ltd. & Prabin Das, marketing specialist, CIH. A practical demonstration on preparation of value added products of pineapple and ginger was given Vinika K Aomi, post harvest technologist, CIH.
Altogether, 51 farmers from four FPCs from Ri-Bhoi & Garo Hills districts of Meghalaya attended the awareness programme. Earlier, director, CIH, Dr. N K Patle welcomed all the participants. The programme was organised in collaboration of department of Horticulture, Meghalaya. 

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