GUWAHATI, May 10: On Wednesday, the CSS-ATMA of the Bihaguri block in Sonitpur district conducted a post-harvest demonstration program on mustard cultivation at Bapibheti, Bihaguri. The program was a part of the APART project, which is a government project of the Agriculture department in Assam. The aim of the project is to promote sustainable agricultural practices and improve the socio-economic status of farmers in the region.
The program was attended by 30 shareholders of the Joymoti Farmers’ Producer Company (FPC), which is an all-women group of farmers. The objective of the program was to educate the women farmers about the post-harvest techniques of mustard cultivation. The FPC has more than 400 women beneficiaries who are primarily engaged in farming activities.
The program was inaugurated by Padma Nath Doley, BTM, Bihaguri block, who introduced the event and explained its significance. Bandhan Subba, RA, ICMR-DRMR, then took the stage and provided valuable insights into the post-harvest process of mustard cultivation. He spoke about the importance of post-harvest techniques and how they can help farmers improve their yield and profits.
Dewashish Talukder and Pankaj Baruah, APART Sonitpur, provided a hands-on demonstration of post-harvest machines. They explained the various types of machines available in the market and how to use them effectively. The demonstration was highly informative and helped the farmers understand the techniques and methods of post-harvesting, which is a crucial aspect of farming.
The CSS-ATMA and the Bihaguri block authorities are committed to providing support to farmers and promoting sustainable agricultural practices. The program was a grand success and received a positive response from all the attendees. The farmers expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to learn about post-harvest techniques and thanked the organisers for their efforts in promoting sustainable farming practices.
The program is expected to have a long-lasting impact on the farming community and pave the way for a better future for women farmers in the region. The Joymoti FPC is a shining example of how women can take the lead in the farming sector and become self-sufficient. The FPC was established with the objective of empowering women farmers and improving their socio-economic status.