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Workshop on Climate Resilient Agricultural Technologies for Sustainable Farming in NEH Region

26 June 2024, New Delhi: ICAR-Research Complex for NEH Region, Mizoram Centre, Kolasib organized ‘Sensitization Workshop on Climate Resilient Agricultural Technologies for the Sustainable Farming in NEH Region’ under the Tribal Sub Plan on 24th & 25th June 2024.

The Chief Guest, Dr. S.K. Chaudhari, Deputy Director General (NRM) emphasized the need for climate-resilient agriculture, urging collaboration between research organizations, state functionaries, policymakers, and farming communities. He highlighted the significant impact of climate change on ecosystems, speaking about the need for efforts to develop mechanisms to counteract this change. Dr. Chaudhari also briefed about the development of adaptive strategies and employing a community approach is highly important to cope with the changing climate scenario while predicting the vulnerability and risk analysis plays a major role.

The Guest of Honour, Shri John L.T. Sanga, Deputy Commissioner, Kolasib in his speech mentioned the geographical importance of the District in terms of economic sustainability, and the visit of the ICAR dignitaries to the state will boost the morale of the people and will really benefit the KVK and ICAR Mizoram Centre as well. He also expressed that he had a great working relation with the ICAR which has given huge improvement among the farmers of the state. Further he stated that the present workshop would largely benefit the farmer on climate change by giving awareness on climate resilient agriculture practice.

Dr. V.K. Mishra, Director, ICAR-RC for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya, spoke about the importance of the centre in improving the livelihood of the farming community. He also accentuated that financial support is highly critical for mitigation of climate change and urged financial institutions to come forward toward creating a sustainable farming system.

Dr. G. Kadirvel, Director, Director, ICAR- Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Zone-VI, Guwahati, highlighted the importance of prioritizing climate-resilient crops and livestock varieties for sustainable farming while mentioning the importance of the community participation approach along with the line departments of the state.

Several critical inputs were distributed to 60 farmers of the district. One book and a technical bulletin were released by the Chief Guest.

Scientists, State officials, and Department of Agriculture and Allied departments participated in the programme.

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