Brainstorming session on Climate Resilient Technologies for Improving Livelihood Improvement of Farmers of Mizoram

5th May 2016, Aizawl, Mizoram

Brainstorming session on Climate Resilient Technologies for Improving Livelihood Improvement of Farmers of MizoramICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Mizoram Centre organized brainstorming session ,”Climate resilient technologies for improving livelihood Improvement of farmers of Mizoram” under National Mission for sustainable Hill Ecosystem (Task Force 6) funded by Department of Science and Technology, Government. of India here today

Lt. Col (Rtd.) Z.S. Zuala, Parliamentary Secretary (Home, Agriculture and Rural Development) Government of Mizoram in his address as Chief Guest focused on maintaining soil health, current measures to reduce top soil erosion from the hill slopes, Jhum Improvement and controlling deforestation as well as bamboo slashing. He emphasized the need for crop diversification for the Jhum farmers by strengthen the infrastructure of different KVKs.

Dr. C. Lalzarliana, Director (Crop Husbandry), Department of Agriculture, the guest of honor for the event emphasized the adverse impact of the present weather aberration on the agricultural scenario of Mizoram. He suggested the essentiality for demonstration for site specific technologies for promotion of diversified agriculture in Mizoram. He also mentioned the state Government initiatives to increase the farm resilience against the weather aberrations under different development scheme by the State Government.

Seventy states Government. Official from different line department attended the event.

(Source: ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Mizoram Centre)