Officials and others during the two-day training on ‘packages and practices of spices & plantation crops’ organised by SAMETI.
Medziphema, December 8 (MExN): The State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI) organised two-day training on ‘packages and practices of spices & plantation crops’ on November 29 and 30.
During the training, Samsing Taro, Executive Assistant and Vezo, Executive Assistant of Spices Board of India, emphasised briefly on the importance of market linkage and management of Large Cardamom and Ginger production using proper processing method such as grading, drying etc. Various subsidies scheme to support and increase the income of progressive farmers were also highlighted.
The participants also visited the “first tea factory in Nagaland,” Atoqa Tea Company Pvt Limited, located at Nikhekhu village under Niuland district.
During the visit, Obed Sumi, Assistant Manager and Welfare Officer gave a brief presentation on the overview of the factory plant including the processing of fresh tea leaves into final product. He also highlighted the importance and management of tea plantation and briefly discussed that every drop of water can increase the productivity of a crop and income of a farmer through precision water management.
During the visit to oil palm plantation at Niuland district, a progressive farmer Vitozhe Jeito Sumi, who has planted nearly 1500 sapling of oil palm, shared his experience on using proper technical method and maintenance to ensure the growth and bear healthy fruits which would help oil palm farmers for sustainable livelihood.
The valedictory programme was chaired by Yezaho Swu, DPD SAMETI and feedback on the training was given by all the participants. Certificates were distributed to the trainees by Dr Watimongla Jamir, Director SAMETI and Principal IETC.