Farmer-scientists interaction held at Changtongya

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Changtongya, May 17: A one day ‘farmers-scientists interaction programme’ was successfully conducted at Changtongya village under Mokokchung district on May 16. More than 50 SHG members (farmers) attended the programme. The programme was conducted by ATMA Mokokchung as part of the Nagaland State Rural Livelihood Mission (NSLRM).
The resource persons were Dr Renbemo from KVK Yisemyong, Samuel (SMS, Yisemyong) and Dr Aoyimsen from the Veterinary Department.
The participating farmers were educated on livestock management like piggery, crop management and value addition of fruit produce.
This was one of the first of its kind programme initiated in Changtongya village. With the training, the ATMA and NSLRM said it aims to educate the framers to cultivate their farms in a more productive manner.
Changtongya village area, which is one of the most fertile areas under Mokokchung district, has huge potentials for cultivation of cash crops like bananas and pineapples; the area also holds huge potentials for pig and other livestock farms, it said in a release. (Page News Service)