Awareness Programme and Farmer-Scientist Interaction on Integrated Vertical Nutri-farming System (IVNFS)

An Awareness Programme and Farmer-Scientist Interaction was organized at Mendhasala village, Khordha district of Odisha on 16th November, 2022 under the project “Design and Development of Gender Sensitive Integrated Vertical Nutri-farming System (IVNFS) for Household Nutrition and Income”. About 25 farmwomen participated in the awareness programme. During the programme, the farmers were made aware about the purpose of the project. Dr. Tania Seth, Scientist and PI of the project discussed the importance of vertical farming and encouraged the farmwomen to adopt IVNFS model for effective utilization of the homestead backyard area. She also highlighted that adoption of scientific method of IVNFS model will provide regular access of nutrient rich vegetables, mushrooms, eggs and meat to the landless rural families. In the awareness programme the replica of the IVNFS model was demonstrated to the farmwomen for easy understanding of the plan of action of the project. Mr. Manoranjan Prusty, Technical Officer emphasized the importance of nutri-garden for nutritional security of farm families. The concerns and queries of the farmers regarding the project implementation were also addressed in the programme. The programme was coordinated by Dr. Tania Seth, Scientist & PI of the project and Mr. Manoranjan Prusty, Technical Officer.