Skill Training programme on “Rice based integrated farming system” from 09-12 November, 2021 at ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack


Skill Training programme on “Rice based integrated farming system” from 09-12 November, 2021 at ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack

Four day training programme on “Rice based integrated farming system” was conducted at ICAR- National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack from 09 – 12 November 2021, under the Project,Development & Demonstration of Integrated Farming System for Livelihood Security of Small and Marginal Farmers in Coastal Odisha (EAP- 252)”. Twenty three farmers/ youths from IT sector from Jagatsinghpur and Puri districts participated in the training programme and got benefitted. The major objective of the training was to create awareness among the farmers and youths about the integrated farming system and how to integrated different enterprises per unit of area per unit of time with available resources to reduce cost of cultivation through farm residue recycling, maximize productivity and profitability. Lecture were arranged from different ICAR institutes on integration and management of duckery and poultry by Dr. S. C. Giri, PDR, integration of horticultural components and intercropping by Dr. Govind Acharya, CHES, maximize productivity of system with low cost tuber crops by Dr. C. Laxminarayan, RC for CTCRI, how to integrate and manage honey bee for quality honey production, Dr. R. N. Mohapatra,  OUAT, Agro-forestry: for long term monetary gain by Dr. Alok Patra, OUAT. Dr. D. P. Sinhababu, Consultant to Project briefed about site selection, land shaping and management  about Rice-fish-duck integration whereas Dr R Mohanta SMS, KVK Santapur  detailed about keeping ruminant animals and minor livestock as an integral part of the farming system. Dr. B. Gowda, Scientist explained about the bio-control agent, Dr. M. Bag briefed about the diseases and integrated control measure. Residue recycling and lowering input cost was briefed by Course Director DR. Annie Poonam, composting and vermin-composting through recycling of waste was emphasized upon by course Co-Director Dr. B. S. Satapathy( I). Details of mushroom cultivation for residue management and profitability was narrated by course co-director ( II) Dr. S. L. Lenka.

Group photo of participants Scientist- trainees interaction
Exposure visit to IFS Model at NRRI Certification distribution by Director (i/c), NRRI

Valedictory function and certificate distribution was done by Dr. A. K. Nayak Director in-charge, Dr. Annie Poonam, Principal Investigator of the project who also briefed about the importance of the course and Dr. B. S. Satapathy by course Co-Director (I) proposed the vote of thanks. The training ended with the exposure visit to the newly constructed rice based integrated farming system model at Bantalsinghdeo village in Pipili block.

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