Resource persons with officials and participants during the inaugural of model training course on ‘eco-friendly pest management of stored grains pests’ held on December 6.
Medziphema, December 6 (MExN): A model training course on ‘eco-friendly pest management of stored grains pests’ from December 6 to 13, sponsored by Directorate of Extension, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India and organized by the Department of Entomology, SASRD NU, was inaugurated on December 6, in SASRD NU Library Conference Hall by Prof. T. Lanusosang, Pro Vice Chancellor, SASRD NU, Medziphema Campus who was also the chief guest.
In his speech, Prof. T. Lanusosang stressed on the importance of protection of environment through eco-friendly measures so as to mitigate the problems caused by global warming and climate change. He reiterated on the need for research and development in plant protection so as to help the farmers face the challenges in their agricultural activities and thereby to ensure food security for all and said that such training courses are the need of the hour. He also exhorted the participants to not only learn but also to share their field experiences so that knowledge can be enhanced for all concerned.
Dr. I. T. Asangla Jamir the Course Director & HoD, Department of Entomology, SASRD NU, gave the welcome address, while Prof. L. Daiho invoked God’s blessings. The programme was chaired by Prof. M. Aleminla Ao and vote of thanks delivered by Dr. Imtinaro L, Course Coordinator, & Asst. Prof, Department of Entomology, SASRD NU. Prof. Akali Sema Dean In-Charge also attended the inaugural function.
According to a press release received here, the course is designed to cover eco-friendly pest management on common stored grains of Nagaland at farmers’ level so as to mitigate losses caused by pests. A total of 20 participants comprising of Agricultural Officers, Horticultural Officers, Agricultural Inspectors, Agricultural Field Assistants and Horticultural Field Assistants have been selected for the training so that they will disseminate the knowledge gained to the farmers in their districts. The course will have both theory and practical sessions.