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Inauguration of Hands-on Training Workshop on Advanced Genomics and Phenomics Tools

Almora witnessed the induction of an 11-day hands-on training workshop, featuring insights from agricultural experts on AI's role and biofortification strategies for enhanced productivity and nutrition.

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Inauguration of Hands-on Training Workshop on Advanced Genomics and Phenomics Tools (This is a representative image; created with MidJourney)
Inauguration of Hands-on Training Workshop on Advanced Genomics and Phenomics Tools (This is a representative image; created with MidJourney)

The inauguration of an 11-day hands-on training workshop was held (karyashala) centered on "Advanced Genomics and Phenomics Tools for Augmenting Crop Nutritional Security in Hill Agriculture."

Dr. J.C. Bhatt, Former Director of ICAR-Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan, Almora, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Dr. Bhatt provided insights into the green revolution and underscored the pivotal role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in agricultural science. He emphasized AI's potential to revolutionize agriculture, fostering productivity, health, and sustainability in farming practices.

Dr. Lakshmi Kant, the Director of ICAR-VPKAS, Almora, shed light on the challenges faced in enhancing crop yield amidst shrinking land resources. He stressed the importance of biofortification as a cost-effective and scalable approach to ensuring nutritional security in agricultural production.

The inauguration of this workshop signifies a concerted effort towards leveraging cutting-edge technologies for the betterment of hill agriculture, aiming to enhance productivity and address nutritional challenges in the region.

(Source: ICAR-Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan, Almora)

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