Scientists-Farmwomen Interface and Capacity Building Programme on Improved Methods of Paddy Cultivation

''Scientists-Farmwomen Interface and Capacity Building Programme on Improved Methods of Paddy Cultivation'' was organized under the Project on ‘Developing gender sensitive model for doubling farmers’ income by addressing gender concerns and technological gaps’ at Tarkei Bounshaput village in Khordha district on 11th June, 2018.

Dr. S.K. Srivastava, Director, ICAR-CIWA, inaugurated the programme and enriched the knowledge of farmwomen on various technological options that can enhance the farm income, and the role of farmwomen in reducing the farm expenditure by efficient recycling of farm wastes. He also created awareness among the farmwomen on the improved varieties of paddy suitable for low land areas and about integrated pest management practices. A cluster of 30 tribal farmwomen participated in the programme.

On this occasion, truthfully labeled seeds of ''Swarna Sub-1'' variety, suitable for low land areas, procured from ICAR-National Rice Research Institute were also distributed to the participants, to replace the traditional low yielding varieties.

The PI of the project, Dr. J. Charles Jeeva, and Technical team from ICAR-CIWA, Shri. Manoranjan Prusty and Shri. B.C. Behera coordinated the programme and attended the queries of the farm families on improved methods of paddy cultivation, weed management, integrated nutrient management, and drudgery reducing farm tools suitable for farmwomen.