Progs on food & nutrition for farmers held

KANUBARI, 26 Aug: Twenty-five men farmers and 26 women farmers of Kanubari circle participated in a training programme on ‘Food and nutrition for farmers’, organized here by the Longding KVK on Thursday as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

During the programme, Dr Tilling Tayo highlighted the importance of livestock in food and nutrition, while KVK Head (in-charge) A Kirankumar Singh spoke about the importance of vitamins, minerals, fats, carbohydrates and protein for a balanced diet. He also highlighted the sources of different nutrients, vitamins, minerals, protein, fats and carbohydrates.

Vegetable seeds were later distributed among the participants.

The same programme was also organized by the National Research Centre on Yak (NRCY) in Dirang in West Kameng district, in collaboration with the KVK.

KVK home science expert Dr Divya Pandey made a presentation on ‘Food and nutrition’ and listed out nutrients, sources of nutrients, etc, and NRCY scientist Dr Joken Bam spoke on the different sources of animal protein and the importance of balanced nutrition.

Thirty-four women farmers of Yewang village participated in the programme. They were provided with vegetable seeds at the end of the programme.

In Namsai district, 32 farmers participated in the programme organized by the Namsai KVK. Speakers included KVK Head Dr Debasis Sasmal, plant protection scientist Dr Madhumita Sonowal Bora and agrometeorology expert Bidyapati Ngangom.

Thirty thousand fish fingerlings were distributed to the farmers.