Division of Crop Production, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam organized A three days training cum awareness programme on organic farming under TSP

To create the awareness about the organic farming among the tribal farmers to sustain their   livelihood and balancing the natural ecosystem, three days Training cum Awareness programme on “Technical back stopping in organic production through capacity building and input support system” was organized by Division of Crop Production during 2nd to 4th March, 2017 at Research Farm, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam under TSP. 

The training programme was mainly field oriented and focused on hands on experience for the trainee farmers on different areas of organic production technique, such as designing of organic kitchen garden, integrated organic farming system approach, raised and sunken bed system, crop production technique under conservation agriculture, vermicomposting, etc. Apart from above, farmers were also trained for efficient utilization of available resource and crop production even in marshy land was trained.

During three days, all together about 100 tribal farmers from three villages viz., Pynthor, Mawthei and Umden of Ri-Bhoi district attended the programme.

The programme was coordinated by the team of scientists’ viz., Dr. M. Thoithoi Devi, Dr. Subhash Babu and Dr. Krishnappa R. and Dr. Anup Das, Principal Scientist (Agronomy).