Dimapur, October 17: Women Farmer’s Day (Mahila Kisan Diwas) was organized by ATMA Kohima on October 15 at ATMA conference hall, Kohima.
SDAO Chiephobozou, Seyievono in her keynote address highlighted that 70% of farming are taken up by the women. Women have enhanced the food security and poverty eradication through their contribution in agriculture sector, she said.
She encouraged the women farmers that they can be as productive as the male farmers but at the same time women farmers experienced inequality in wages, deprive from ownership of lands. She appraised that the role of women in farming is recognized by the government and various programmes and policies for women has been introduced.
Success stories were shared by Posanu Mekro on SRI, Neilhouvo on sericulture, Rusile Khing shared on the success of Ngvu Logwa (FIG), Mesechu Kiewhuo shared her success on tea plantation, tea making process and its benefits and Neizonuo, shared her success on integrated farming. Short video clips on dish wash gel making, local detergent preparation in local dialect and documentation on tea plantation was shown to the participants.
Altogether 32 women farmers from various blocks and ATMA functionaries attended the programme.
(Page News Service)