Dimapur, February 14: The Department of Land Resources, Dimapur district organized a one day exposure trip for its coffee farmers to the Regional Coffee Research Station (RCRS) at Diphu, Assam on February 10.
Sponsored by the Coffee Board of India, the exposure trip was conducted with the objective of preparing the Coffee farmers to engage themselves in proper planning for harvesting the coffee cherries as this helps in yielding best quality and quantity harvest and also reap good economic returns. At the same time it was vital to educate the farmers on harvesting the Coffee cherries without causing any damage to the tree.
Accompanied by Watershed Development Team, members of LRD Dimapur District, Lenin Girisa and Asungla Jamir, in total 9 Coffee farmers from 4 villages (Ghotovi, Hozukhe, Toshezu and Kuhoxu) participated in this exposure trip.
With major emphasis being laid on Post management of Coffee, the farmers were educated on topics which included- calendar operations for Coffee estate, importance of plant training and prunning in Coffee and Processing of Coffee for better quality.
Resource persons from Coffee Board of India included Bijaya Barman (Officer in-charge, RCRS, Diphu), P T Jayan (Extension Officer, Coffee Board, Diphu) and Sandip Das (Extension Inspector, RCRS, Diphu).
It may be mentioned that the Department of Land Resources has been appointed as the Nodal Department for the promotion/plantation of Coffee in the State since 2016-17. (Page News Service)