SAMETI and IETC team from Nagaland with officials of 1917- iTEAMS.
Dimapur, July 11 (MExN): State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI), Nagaland organised an interstate exposure tour for officials of SAMETI and IETC, Medziphema to Meghalaya from July 3 to 7.
The tour included visits to important offices, namely Central Potato Research Station (CPRS), KVK (East Khasi Hills), Meghalaya Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (MAMETI), Integrated Agriculture Training Centre (IATC), State Biological Control Laboratory (SBCL), 1917 Integrated Technology Enabled Agri Management System (1917-iTEAMS), floriculture nursery, fruit garden, and fruit and vegetable processing unit.
According to a press release from Director SAMETI & Principal IETC Medziphema, the team interacted with the heads and staff of all the offices, where they were taken around the official establishments and introduced to the activities undertaken in the different departments.
One of the highlights of the tour, the release said, was the visit to 1917- iTEAMS, an initiative of the Department of Agriculture, Meghalaya to enable and facilitate access to remunerative and sustainable markets for farmers’ produce through the implementation and operation of a logistics and extension facilitation service. Meghalaya is the first state in the country to start such an initiative for farmers, it stated. The team also visited Mawlynnong village, popularly known as the cleanest village in Asia, and Dawki, which is famous for the Umngot river that separates India and Bangladesh.
The tour was led by Tiajungla Longchar and Sentinaro Longchar, Deputy Project Directors of SAMETI.