Wokha Agri Deptt conducts programme on MOVCDNER
Dimapur, July 1: Department of Agriculture Wokha conducted a programme on monitoring of Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER) project cum review of Farmers Producers Organisation (FPO) activities in Wokha on July 1.
Santsu Kithan the District Agriculture Officer highlighted the importance of FPO and its functioning and how it helps the farmers in supply chain markets that help in their postharvest.
He spoke on organic farming and encouraged the farmers to do their farming on a large scale with a close analysis. He also told the farmers that with advancement in technology they should adopt the modern technologies in their farming. He also reminded them that the world has become a global village where through the usage of mobile phones can enhance their knowledge in their farming.
He also said that FPO is largely organic farmers and Wokha district is presently focused on ginger farming that is engaged through the FPO Wokha.
Meanwhile, he said that Wokha District is being blessed with agro-climatic conditions for farming and encouraged the farmers as well as the educated unemployed youths to venture in farming and take keen interest in various sectors of farming like livestocks.
He expressed that taking farming as a profession could help in eradicating the unemployment problem in the state where various agencies through the government of India and the state government are implementing various schemes.
He called for large-scale production through farming and manufacturing of raw materials and streamline into the market rather than selling individually as it could directly benefit the farmers.
Kithan said that Wokha district in the year 2020-2021 was provided with Agriculture Infrastructure Fund of Rs 20 crores and lamented that no individual or registered society availed the loan.
Lanchibemo Lotha, proprietor of Tongphi products and chairman of Mass Education Welfare
Society, Wokha shared his experience in marketing.
He encouraged to continue working for the welfare of the people and not to give up. He informed the farmers to have an extensive survey and study on their product harvest and apply skills and ideas to farming with determination.
He also shared on how Tongphi products was initially set-up and how presently it is widely sold in the market which is found in Amazon, Tribes India and 18 offline outlets in Nagaland.
During the programme Phyobeni Mozhui Agriculture officer shares the role of FPO’s in agriculture sectors. The programme culminated with an interaction session which was attended by around 30 members.
(Page News Service)