Workshop on project FOCUS at Medziphema

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Dimapur, June 25: A three days ‘Curriculum development workshop for the project Fostering Climate Resilient Upland Farming Systems in North East, Nagaland (FOCUS)”, supported by International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) commenced from June 24 at SAMETI, Medziphema. The workshop is jointly organized by FOCUS-IFAD Nagaland and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Tomio Shichiri, FAO country representative for India stated that FOCUS project can contribute towards securing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) endorsed by the UN General Assembly. He was of the opinion that this partnership programme will strengthen and build up the capacities of the State implementing agencies and partners, while on the other hand open opportunities in understanding about the deeply rooted cultures interwoven into the traditional farming as a way of life besides developing database by FAO for enhancing livelihoods through various approaches and technological interventions.
T.Imkonglemba Ao, IAS, APC & Principal Secretary Agriculture expressed hope that there will be development of the training curriculum that would then go a long way in synchronizing with the needs and aspirations of farmers in Nagaland.
The event was attended by representatives from the Department of Agriculture, Horticulture, Veterinary & Animal Husbandry and Soil & Water Conservation, and from the Agri and allied disciplines and training institutes of SASRD, SAMETI, IETC, Veterinary Field Assistant Training Institute and Soil Training Institute. (Page News Service)