TWO DAYS FARMERS TRAINING HELD AT CENTRAL INSTITUTE OF HORTICULTURE
Two days farmers’ training on “Avenues for generating income through horticulture innovation” was organized by the Central Institute of Horticulture, DAC& FW, Ministry of Agriculture, GOI, Medziphema, Nagaland at Training centre, on 26th to 27th August 2019. The objective of the training program was to impart technical know-how on various aspects of horticultural technologies for generating income. The training programme covered topics like processing and value addition of pineapple and bambooshoot, process of vermicomposting and package and practices of vegetable cultivation. The participants comprised of farmers, educated unemployed youths and self-help groups from neighboring village. Ms. Vinika Aomi, Post harvest technologist, delivered hands-on training on processing, Mrs. Meribeni Shitri, Horticulture specialist delivered lecture on vegetable production and Ms. Marina, Senior technical assistant conducted hands-on training on vermicomposting. Apart from training, farmer-scientist interaction was also conducted after each technical session. Altogether 97 participants from nearby villages like Bungsang, Sirhi Angami, Punglwa, Piphema, Socünoma, and Mhainamtsi participated in the training program. Certificates were distributed to the participants at the end of the program.