DARS, SKUAST-K conducts farmers’ awareness prog on soybean

Srinagar: A daylong awareness-cum-training programme for Tribal farmers of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district was on Wednesday organized by Dryland Agriculture Research Station, SKUAST-Kashmir in collaboration with Mountain Crop Research Station Sagam, SKUAST-K at Sagam (Anantnag) under Tribal Sub Plan of All India Coordinated Research Project on Soybean.
The training was sponsored by the Indian Institute of Soybean Research, Indore (MP) and was attended by 40 farmers of tribal villages of District Anantnag.
At the outset, Dr. Ajaz A. Lone, Professor welcomed the participants and briefed them about the purpose and benefits of the programme. Dr. F. A. Shiekh, Incharge of MCRS Sagam stressed about mutual cooperation of all stakeholders for making these farmer-oriented programmes successful. Dr. S. A. Dar, Professor Incharge, Soybean Improvement Scheme informed the farmers about the scientific method of soybean cultivation in the valley.
He educated the farmers about the nutritional aspects of Soybean and the value-added end products of soybean which include oil, milk, cheese, etc.
Before the conclusion of the programme, quality seed kits and other agri-inputs were distributed among the tribal farmers to help them in executing scientific cultivation/multiplication of soybean.
The farmers expressed happiness for conducting such type of training and desired to participate in more such programmes in future and also provided feedback regarding the challenges in their existing agricultural practices.
The programme was concluded by a vote of thanks presented by Dr. Ashraf Ahangar, Senior Scientist (MCRS Sagam).

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