Practical classes on orchard management underway during the two-day exposure cum training at Centre Institute of Horticulture, Medziphema on July 14 and 15.
Dimapur, July 19 (MExN): The North East Initiative Development Agency (NEIDA), an associate organization of the Tata Trusts organized two-day exposure cum training at Centre Institute of Horticulture, Medziphema on July 14 and 15. A total of ten orchard farmers from Sendenyu and Thongsunyu villages participated in the event.
A press release received here stated the theory and practical classes on orchard management of Khasi mandarin, Litchi, papaya and mango were conducted by the Horticulturist specialists, Dr Moa, AK Singh, Meribeni Shitiri and Mhasizotou. An interactive session was also held with the horticulture specialist.
NEIDA is implementing the project titled ‘Integrated Tribal Development Programme under Tseminyu Block of Kohima District, Nagaland’ with support from National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).
The project period is for 6 years covering three villages -Sendenyu, New Sendenyu and Thongsunyu villages under the newly formed district Tseminyu. The project aims to help 200 tribal farmers, who are living below the poverty line and does not have sufficient means of livelihood, through developing orchard “WADI”, around their houses and in their land to increase the family income and reduction of poverty.
200 acres of orchard has been established under the project and 12 water harvesting tank has been constructed. One Farmers Producers Organisation, Njon Negihas been formed with 127shareholders.
NABARD is also funding NEIDA to implement Integrated Livelihood Promotion Through Wadi in Pungro block of Kiphire district covering 200 households across 4 villages in orchard development.