Tuesday, October 4, 2022

SASRD organises training for spice growers

All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP-spices), department of horticulture, School of Agricultural Sciences and Rural Development (SASRD): Nagaland University (NU) organised training for spice growers on August 24-25 at Socunoma Village and Punglwa Village respectively.
A press release by SASRD:NU informed that at the training, resource person, Dr. Graceli I Yepthomi gave a power point presentation on “advances in production technology and storage of ginger seed rhizomes for next cropping season”.
Dr. Yepthomi encouraged farmers to integrate traditional and scientific approaches to enhance production and productivity along with quality products to fetch good return. She also emphasised on how little importance were adhered to produce spice crops in the state despite being a very important cash crop.
Project-in-charge, Prof. C.S. Maiti assured the beneficiaries to extend help and assistance in the coming days.
Later, the team along with the farmers visited the farmer’s field to identify problems and also visited Front Line Demonstration (FLD) of ginger for review of progress.
During the training, 10 ginger growing families from each village were selected and were distributed farm tools and implements to uplift their livelihood and upgrade their knowledge on advance technologies related with spice production.