ATMA conducts training in Chakpa village

MOKOKCHUNG, AUGUST 9 (MExN): The Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) Mokokchung, Chuchuyimlang Block conducted a training-cum-demonstration programme and capacity building on July 2 at Chakpa village.

Training on ‘Application of Biofertilizers and Biopesticides’ was imparted by resource person T Mayang Longkumer, BTT Convener and AO. He highlighted on the advantages, sources, and types of biofertilizers and biopesticides, as well as the application on various crops. Furthermore, he also demonstrated on cultivation of French bean (local variety). He briefed the farmers on the importance of maintaining quality seeds and nutrient management. 

He also highlighted on the important pests and diseases of French beans and their control measures. Thereafter, farmers group ‘Sungdipen’ was mobilized with 8 members by resource person Aolemla Kichu, BTM, after the farmers were appraised on the purpose and role of group mobilization. Seed money was also given to the group to encourage and support them. 

Altogether, 18 farmers attended the programme. Seeds and implements were distributed to the farmers.