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Training programme for ATMA functionaries on climate change & its effects on agriculture

A-three days training programme on ‘Capacity building of extension workers on climate smart agriculture’ for Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) functionaries was organized by the State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI) in Nagaland from September 10 to 12.

A press release by SAMETI stated that the training aimed at sensitizing the participants on the pertinent issues of climate change and its effects on farming with special reference to Nagaland.  It further added that the training covered detailed participatory lectures on how to prepare action plans and utilize natural resources as part of strategies for Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA). 

A practical exercise on preparation of district wise action plan on CSA/way forward was conducted after the participatory lectures. The valedictory function was chaired by DPD SAMETI, Sentinaro Longchar, while feedback on the training was given by DPD Wokha, Yanglen Jami and DPD Mokokchung, Rongsennungla Imchen. 

In a valedictory address, Director SAMETI, Dr. I. Amenla reiterated the importance of starting a CSA momentum in the districts by applying the five important strategies- mitigation, food security, sustainability, sustainable production and adoption. She urged the trainees to take the learning experience from the training and implement it at the districts with sincerity. Dr. Amenla also encouraged the participants to proactively contribute to India’s mission of reducing emissions by 30-35 percent by 2030, as stakeholders of the CSA.

Functionaries from all districts of the state participated in the training which concluded with distribution of certificates by lecturer IETC & in-charge, bio-control lab, Dr. Beremjungla and vote of thanks by DPD SAMETI, Tiajungla Longchar. 



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