Aizawl, Dec 2: An initiative of Horticulture Department in collaboration with Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) under UN Joint Initiative Programme in Mizoram, 3-day Workshop on Mandarin Orange and Pineapple cultivation began here today.
During the Workshop being named ‘Farmer Field School (FFS) Curriculum Development Workshop’, experts from Horticulture Department, Mizoram University, KVK, and FAO will instruct the farmers on how to enhance the output of Mandarin Orange and Pineapple through different methods of cultivation.
The workshop inauguration was held at Horticulture Department Committee room under the leadership of NLUP Implementing Board Vice Chairman P.L Thanga.
FFS Expert, FAO representative Dr. Konda Chavva Reddy briefed the gathering at the workshop inauguration function, chaired by Horticulture Director Pu R.Zotawna.
As part of the ongoing UN Joint Initiative Programme Mizoram under NLUP, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and Horticulture Department has set up Farmers Field School (FFS) and plan has been made to carry intensive study on mandarin orange and pineapple.
Speaking at the workshop inauguration, P.L.Thanga lauded the initiative of FAO for Mizoram and said that the new UNO agenda on sustainable development all over the world by 2030 and the same launched on September 25 this year is the same initiative under NLUP.
He added that the main target of FFS is to help the farmers come out with more profitable produce and as a result make Mizoram self-sufficient in economic.