Training at Shivpuram by ICAR-CIARI

11 Jan 2018

ICAR-CIARI conducted a two day training programme on ‘Cultivation of spices in plantation based cropping system’ at Shivpuram, North and Middle Andaman in collaboration with Directorate of Arecanut and Spices Development (DASD), Kozhikode and Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), North and Middle Andaman.  The training was organized by the Course Director, Mr. K. Abirami, Scientist, ICAR-CIARI and Course Coordinators Dr. V. Baskaran, Principal Scientist, and Dr. V. Damodaran, ACTO, of CIARI. It was inaugurated by Dr. B. A. Jerard, Head, Division of Horticulture and Forestry, ICAR-CIARI in the presence of Mr. Dilip Kumar, ADA, Rangat, Mr. Prabakaran, President, Shivpuram Panchayat and Dr. B. L. Kasinath, Programme Coordinator, KVK, North and Middle Andaman as guests of honour.  Lectures were delivered to farmers on scientific cultivation of different spice crops like black pepper, clove, bay leaf, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric and nutmeg by scientists and subject matter specialists of KVK, North and Middle Andaman. 55 farmers participated in the training programme from different villages of Shivpuram Panchayat. The team of scientists from ICAR-CIARI and SMS, KVK, North and Middle Andaman visited the farmer’s fields where Front Line Demonstrations of ginger and turmeric cultivation was conducted. The training programme was conducted under the guidance and supervision of Dr. A. Kundu, Director, ICAR-CIARI.