Jodhpur, 7 February 2017.
Dr. OP Yadav (Director, CAZRI) inaugurated skill training programme on ‘Livestock Based Integrated Farming System for Improvement of Nutrition and Livelihood of Farm Women’ under CIWA-CAZRI Collaborative Research Project, organized by Central Arid Zone Research Institute, between 4 and 7 February 2017. Dr Yadav advised the farm-women to use pearl millet (bajra) in various forms in their daily diet for enhancing nutritional status, as this crop is very rich in iron and energy. The Director focused was on adoption of scientific technologies viz., supplementary feeding of multi-nutrient block/mixture (MNB/MNM) to livestock, use of improved crop varieties, solar feed cooker and improved Kassi for drudgery reduction, etc. which are suitable to their conditions and judicious use of natural resources for sustainable livelihood.
Dr A. K. Misra emphasized on participatory approach for demonstration of usable technological packages for enhancing nutritional and livelihood security of farm women. Dr Misra said that livestock rearing and cultivation of horticultural crops particularly ber, anar, lime in backyard/farm will have positive impact in enhancing nutritional security and profitability of the farm. Quiz on scientific package of practice were organised during the programme and winner women were given improved Kassi, MNB/MNM and saplings of ber and anar by the Director.
One hundred and thirty The farm women of Nagal (130) was cluster of Bhopal garh tehsil, Jodhpur district participated in the on and off campus straining programme.
(Courtesy: English Editorial Unit)