Manipur Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium and Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Thoubal has launched “a two day training programme on integrated farming system, processing and marketing of farm produces” under the aegis of National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM), Jaipur at Auditorium of KVK Thoubal at Khangabok today.
The inaugural function of the two days programme was attended by Principal Scientist of ICAR-ATARI Umian Meghalaya Dr.K.Arunkumar Singha, Project Coordinator of Manipur Small Farmers Agri-Business Consortium MS.Khaidem, Sr Scientist & Head of KVK Thoubal Dr. Zeshmarani Sarangthem and District Vety Officer Thoubal Dr.Ksh.Shyamjai as presidium members.
Speaking at the event, MS.Khaidem stated the importance of consorted and collective efforts of the Agriculture Departments and its allies for execution of various programmes for development of agricultural sector in the State.
The Agriculture and its allied Department should provide necessary trainings and equipments including best seeds to the farmers for maximum yield/output, he said.
Dr.K.Arunkumar Singha said that the departments concerned should maintain healthy relationship with the farmers, he said and urged the farmers to consult experts in their agricultural works.
The Agriculture Department should inquire and identify the problems, grievances and the farmers’ shortcomings and properly address them in time, he said.
During the Training, Resource Persons Rk.Roshan Singh SMS (Horti) KVK Longkeng ICAR Nagaland Centre Spoke on the topic “Horticulture Based Integrated Farming System & techniques of Nursery raising, An approach for prosperity and employment”. S.Sumangal Singh SMS (PBG) KVK Thoubal Deliberated on “A Recommended model integrated farming system in Thoubal District. Dr.Y.Bedajit Singh Deputy Director Instruction CAU Iroishemba spoke on the topic “Rice-Fish Based Integrated Farming System and Remunerative Marketing Plan” and Rk.Lembisana Devi SMS (Home Science) KVK Thoubal Deliberated on “Value Addition of Commonly Available Fruits & Vegetables & Marketing thereof”.