A Three Day Training Programme of Farmers on “”Enhancing Agricultural Marketing Through Value Addition of Horticultural Crops” began today at the Training hall of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Thoubal.
The training programme is being organised by Manipur Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium and KVK Thoubal under the supervision of National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM) Jaipur.
The inaugural function was attended by Director of Agriculture Manipur Ms. Laltanpuii Vanchhong IAS as Chief Guest of the Inaugural Function, Project Coordinator, Manipur Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium, MS Khaidem, District Officer of Horticulture and Soils Conservation Thoubal Ksh.Nabakishwar Singh, Associate professor College of Food Tech. of Central Agriculture University (CAU) Imphal Dr.Ng.Joykumar Singh and Subject Matter Specialist (Agronomy) of KVK Thoubal N.Tomba Singh as the Presidium Members.
Speaking as the Chief Guest, Laltanpuii Vanchong said that organising such programme to promote Agricultural Marketing is a very welcoming step. The Director also exuded confidence that the training programme will encourage the farmers to practise value addition and help reduce the risks of human exposure to toxic materials.
On the opening day, Associate professor College of Food Tech. of Central Agriculture University (CAU) Imphal Dr.Ng.Joykumar Singh, SMS (Hort) of KVK Imphal East Dr. Priyadarshini Salam, SMS Agri. Extension of KVK Bishnupur and Farm Manager of KVK Thoubal spoke on the topics “Entrepreneurship Development of Rural Youths Through Processing of Fruit & Vegetables of Manipur”, Pre Harvest Factors Affecting Quality on Post harvest life of fruit & veg. Fectors responsible for deterioration of fruit”, “Opportunities & Challenges in Marketing of Fruit viz. Pineapple, Orange & Lemon” and “Soil Nutrient Management for Production of Organic Fruit of Pineapple, Orange & Lemon” as the resource persons. The resource persons also responded to different queries raised by the farmers.
The 2nd day of the training programme will be participated by APO (MOMA) Deptt. of Hort. Dr.L.Jeebit Singh, Programme Asst. (Avril.Extn) of KVK Thoubal S.Prabin Singh, SMS (Hort) of KVK Tamenglong Dr.Rk.Roshan and Food Safety Officer Dr. Nongallei Pebam as the resource persons.
The resource persons for the 3rd Day will be Asstt. Professor Dept. of Hort. PDDUIAS Bishnupur S.Joybi Singh, SMS (Home Science) KVK Thoubal Rk.Lembisana Devi, Asst. Project Officer (MOVCD) Kh.Nimai Singh and Dy. Director (Skill & Mitg) NIAM.
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