Training for Nagaland Horticulture Department Officials
Central Institute of Horticulture (CIH) organized three days training programme on “Advances in Protected and Precision Horticulture” at CIH, Medziphema from 6th -8th September 2017 for the officials of State Horticulture Department, Nagaland.
The resource persons for the training were Dr. Madhumita Choudhary, Professor and head, department of Horticulture, AAU, Jorhat, Dr. Bijit Kr. Saut, Professor, Department of Horticulture, AAU Jorhat, Dr. Deepa Phookan, Professor, Department of Horticulture, AAU Jorhat and Dr. Abhijit Borah, RE, Department of Agriculture Engineering, AAU, Jorhat.
The training covered on the concept and techniques of precision farming, importance and scope of protected cultivation and with a special focus on package of practices under protected cultivation on crops like Capsicum, Naga King Chilli, Tomato, Cucumber, Orchid, Anthurium, Gerbera etc.
The Director of CIH, Medziphema encouraged the trainers to expose themselves and play an important role in imparting the knowledge and various techniques to the farmers while helping in doubling the farmers income through the horticulture sector which has an immense scope.
The training programme concluded with distribution of certificates for both the trainers training as well as participants of three months certificate course on “Post Harvest Management of Horticulture” crops by Dr. Lallan Ram, Director, CIH during the Valedictory function.
A total of 25 officials and staffs of Horticulture department, Govt. of Nagaland has participated for the three days trainers training programme. The Training programme was coordinated by Lichamo Yanthan, I/c. Training, CIH.