Wednesday, August 10, 2022

District level monitoring of MOVCD-NER

The department of Agriculture on Friday, conducted a district level monitoring of Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region (MOVCD-NER) project and review of Farmers Producers Organisation (FPO) activities under Wokha district in the conference hall of the district agriculture officer (DAO).
At the programme, DAO Santsu Kithan highlighted the importance of FPO, its functioning and how it helped farmers in supply chain markets.
Kithan spoke on organic farming and encouraged farmers to practice large-scale farming with close analysis and asked them to adopt modern technologies in their farming activities.
Pointing out that Wokha district was “blessed with agro-climatic conditions for farming”, Kithan encouraged farmers and educated-unemployed youth to venture in farming activities.
He said farming as a profession could help eradicate unemployment in the state where various agencies through state and central government were implementing schemes.
Further, he said Wokha district in the year 2020-2021 was provided with Agriculture Infrastructure Fund amount of Rs. 20 crore where no individual or registered society availed the loan lamenting that it was an opportunity provided to farmers in setting up their required units.
Lanchibemo Lotha, proprietor of Tongphi products which is manufactured in Wokha district and chairman of Mass Education Welfare Society Wokha, shared his experience in marketing.
He informed farmers to have an “extensive survey” and study on their product harvest and apply skills and ideas to farming with determination.
Lanchibemo also shared how Tongphi products was initially set-up and how presently it is widely sold in the market at large.
During the programme, agriculture officer, Phyobeni Mozhui shared the role of FPOs in agriculture sectors.
The programme culminated with an interaction session which was attended by around 30 participants.

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