Monday, December 8, 2014

Farm School on Orange Rejuvenation opened in Mamzey

A farm school on Orange Rejuvenation was inaugurated on 30 November at Mamzey, West Pendam at the field of Tika Lal Pokhrel. The programme was organized by the Agricultural Technology Management Agency for East Sikkim.
Around 25 orange growers from Mamzey village and surrounding areas along with the officials PW Bhutia (Deputy Director- Horticulture), DK Rai (Horticulture Development Officer), Darshan Upreti [Block Technology Manager], Village Level Workers and Field Assistants attended the said programme.
During the first half of the program, the farmers were introduced to the various functions and activities of ATMA. Here the Officers explained how a farmer gets benefitted through ATMA and SAMETI.
HDO, DK Rai highlighted about the importance of Farm School, Role of a Farm School Teacher, Cooperation within the members of the Farm School, etc.
For quality and maximum productivity of orange, a short training on care and cultivation of orange using organic methodologies was held for the farmers present in the function. For smooth marketing and for large scale productivity the importance of cluster approach to increase the productivity along with the importance of formation of Community Interest Groups (CIG) and Farmers’ Interest Group (FIGs) were also highlighted.

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