Monday, October 2, 2023

Farmers trained on post-harvest management


Kohima, January 18: Mission Organic Value Chain Development-North East Region phase-III, under the supervision of the Department of Agriculture and service provider Green Caravan, held a training of farmers on post-harvest management and managerial training of FPCs, BoDs & CEOs, book keeping and accounting at Hotel Saramati, Dimapur today.
The training session and workshop was chaired by Manen Ozukum, Project Coordinator of TGC.
Deputy Director (Organic) Dr James Chawang was the resource person. He shared guidelines of the programme and the various subsidies available within the MOVCD-NER scheme.
He emphasised upon the farmers to cultivate high value crops with marketing strategies.
He informed the farmers that FPC can avail 75% subsidy for Integrated Processing Unit, Integrated pack house, cold room, refrigerated van and 50% subsidy for purchase of transportation vehicles.
Chairman of The Green Caravan, Richard Belho also gave his insights on the importance of organic farming and lessening dependence on machines because once the machines stop working, production also comes to a halt.
Under MOVCD-NER, two FPCs under Dimapur have been formed namely Dimapur Organic Producer Company Limited and Kana Organic Producer Company Limited.
(Page News Service)