Farmers FIRST Programme, ICAR – CPCRI – Training cum participatory workshop Azolla the wonder plant for animal husbandry

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A  training cum participatory workshop was organized on 19.9.2017 in Ward XI for animal husbandry and poultry farmers of the FFP area – Pathiyoor Panchayat. A total of 60 farmers including rural youths, women farmers and traditional farmers were attended and participated in the programme. Dr. Kamalasanan Pillai (Director, Bio input production & Agro service Centre, Thiruvananthapuram), Dr. S. Indhuja, Scientist, ICAR CPCRI led the classes and workshop proceedings. The sessions included pre and post knowledge test, azolla and its importance, impact of including azolla in improving the milk/egg production, potential of azolla as a bio fertilizer and input for organic milk/egg production, azolla based value added products etc. The theory sessions were followed with practical demonstration. The participatory discussions covered general constraints and problems faced in azolla cultivation and animal husbandry/poultry farmers. The participatory workshop proceedings culminated in the decisions for formation of a cluster of animal husbandary farmers for inculcating innovative production technologies, hygienic milk production and value addition of by products including cowdung, urine and other by products. The ward member Mr. Rajasekharan Pillai and the vice chairman of the panchayath standing committee Mr.. S. Gopinathan Pillai and Dr. G Madhuri, Veterinary Surgeon, Government Veterinary Hospital, Pathiyoor attended the program. A kit consisting of the mother culture of azolla nd azofert a nutrient supplement for azolla cultivation were distributed to farmers having 5 and more cows and poultry farmers. Dr. P. Anithakumari, PS offered vote of thanks.

 

 



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