To educate farmers and keep them technically updated about latest technology and production strategies, government as well as non government organisation put of seminars, conferences and training programmes at a regular basis.
In context to this an exhibition and seminar was conducted at Krishi Vigyan Kendra at Sandhiyur about latest technologies and pulses that can benefit farmers and stakeholders.
It was attended by farmers, farmers’ club leaders and agriculture entrepreneurs where farm implements and other products were on display.
N. Sriram, Programme Coordinator, explained the importance of the campaign for improving production and thereby increasing the income level of farmers in the season. He said that the United Nations has declared 2016 year as International Year of Pulses mainly to improve the production and productivity of the pulses crops and to ensure nutrient security among the people through pulses based food.
C. Rajendran, Joint Director of Agriculture (in-charge), emphasised the need and approaches for improving the pulses crops production so that the productivity is doubled and income level of the farmers gets increased.
Deputy Director of Agricultural Marketing, Salem, Sugumar said that converting the group into farmers’ producers’ organisation for bringing in more value addition of products would benefit all.
NABARD District Development Manager Bhama Bhuvaneswari emphasised the importance of farmers’ clubs and farmers’ producers organisations for improving the agriculture production, productivity and income of the rural farming community. “Farmers should have the professional skills, especially for planning and adoption of hi-tech agricultural technologies for improving the income,” she said.