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Nurturing farmers in Phek district

On-field farmers training on SRI Paddy transplantation at Enhulumi.

CWWS and NEIDA conduct internal review and monitoring visit on backyard piggery farm intervention


Phek, June 17 (MExN): The Chakhesang Women Welfare Society (CWWS) and North East Initiative Development Agency, Kohima (NEIDA) conducted an internal review and monitoring visit on backyard piggery farm intervention in six villages under Chizami, Pfutsero and Kikruma Blocks of Phek district from June 14 to 16.


Dr. Vihilie Sanchu, Project Associate, Livestock NEIDA during the visit interacted with project piggery beneficiaries, village Livestock Service Providers and village Project Monitoring Committee and reviewed the progress, issues and challenges at the village level. He also visited pigsties and tended to livestock illnesses in the villages during the visit.


Orenthung Lotha, Project Associate, Sales and Marketing NEIDA meanwhile conducted an exploratory dipstick survey and interviewed farmers in the areas of marketing.


CWWS team also conducted on-field training on SRI (System of Rice Intensification) in Enhulumi and Lasumi villages on June 16. The training was facilitated using Package of Practices of SRI recommended by North East Initiative Development Agency, Kohima (NEIDA). The on-field training was attended by farmers and village Agriculture Service Providers.


A press note mentioned that CWWS in partnership with NEIDA is implementing a sustainable livelihoods promotion project titled ‘From subsistence to prosperity through community led and managed livelihood programs in Phek District’ in 25 villages across three blocks namely Kikruma, Chizami and Pfutsero in Phek district, funded by TATA Trusts. The project components are Backyard Piggery Intervention, Stabilizing Land Use System and Community Institution.

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