A three-day training on “Carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission measurement in IFS models of AICRP on Integrated Farming Systems” was organized by ICAR-Indian Institute of Farming Systems Research (IIFSR), Modipuram in collaboration with ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi during 2-4th August, 2016.
Dr. Brahma Prakash, Director ICAR- CIRC, Meerut while inaugurating the training on 02 August 2016 said such a training is essential for developing human resource to address the various issues emerging in agriculture.
Dr. Devendra Kumar, Joint Director ICAR- CPRS, Modipuram pointed that this type of training is important at national level to apply uniform methodology across the locations.
Dr AS Panwar, Director, ICAR-IIFSR assured that specific programme will be developed for measurement of carbon sequestration and GHG in all the on-station IFS models for which this training is a first step.
Dr. S.K. Choudhari, ADG (SWM), Chief Guest of Valedictory function highlighted that focused short term trainings to AICRP scientists are essential to upgrade the skills. He also said, IFS plays a critical role in addressing several issues of climate change and the outcome of the training will lead to measurement of carbon sequestration rate and GHG emission in various IFS models.
Senior Officers from ICAR headquarters and Institutes also graced the occasion.
A total of 46 participants from 23 states representing 25 main, 6 sub and 5 voluntary centres of AICRP on IFS participated in the training.
(Source: AICRP-IFS, ICAR-IIFSR, Modipuram)