Saturday, October 8, 2022

ATMA conducts STRY programme on food products

Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) Dimapur conducted a Skill Training of Rural Youth (STRY) programme on “Value added food products for income generation” from August 16-22 at ATMA training hall, Dimapur.
In a press release, ATMA Dimapur informed that the programme was organised with an aim to impart skill-based training to rural youth on agri-based vocational areas in agriculture & allied areas; to promote employment in rural areas; to generate skilled manpower to perform farm and non-farm operations under Sub-Mission on Agriculture Extension (SMAE).
Resource persons for the technical sessions were assistant technology manager (ATM) Yatetla Longkumer, ATM Hitokali Jimo, ATM Kaiho Achumi, and course director & deputy project director (DPD), ATMA, Avitoli K. Yeptho.
In her address, DPD Avitoli K. Yeptho laid emphasis on nutritional wellbeing and how it served as a sustainable force for health and development of people.
She highlighted how food has been considered as the major factor in maintaining the wellbeing and health of individuals while stating the various nutritional sources and benefits.
Avitoli further briefed on how the issue of unemployed in the North East could be addressed through income generation by value addition. Post technical session, hands-on practical sessions were conducted where participants were trained on various value-added products such as ginger candy, pickles, marmalades, jams, squash, etc.
Later, vote of thanks was proposed by DPD ATMA Dimapur, Dr. Ithika C. Swu.