Int’l trg program on horticulture concludes
Afghan trainees say will use techniques back home
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, May 27: The International Training Programme on horticulture concluded at Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Rangreth, here today.
The two-week programme was aimed at sharing cultivation techniques of temperature horticultural crops in Kashmir with visiting officials from different places including Afghanistan.
The valedictory function was organized at Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture.
Minister of state for agriculture, Javaid Ahmad Dar was the chief guest while former VC SKUAST-(J), Hasmat Ullah Khan and Director Horticulture Kashmir, Dr Gulam Hassan Shah were the guest of honour.
A total of eighteen participants from Afghanistan, IHITC, Jaipur and one representative from PTC Holland attended the programme. A large number of scientists, farmers, orchard owners and officers from State Development Departments also participated in the valedictory function.
Director CITH, Prof. Nazeer Ahmed briefed on the topics on advances in crop improvement, crop production, crop protection, hybrid seed production, nursery techniques, water harvesting, high value vegetable and saffron production, value addition, post harvesting management, minimal processing etc.
He said this is the first International Training Programme conducted by CITH, Srinagar and probably first in J&K.
A final compendium covering various topics was compiled, released and distributed along with certificates by the chief guest at the function.
Afghan trainees were very much impressed by this programme and promised to adopt all the technologies for the benefit of Afghan farmers for enhancing their production, productivity and farm returns.
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