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Bihar farmers get training on modern rice cultivation

Varanasi: A comprehensive three-day training and exposure visit on rice production practices organised by the International Rice Research Institute-South Asia Regional Centre (ISARC) and Bihar Agricultural University (BAU) concluded on Saturday.

This initiative, part of BAU’s Climate Resilient Agriculture (CRA) programme, brought together progressive farmers from Bihar, providing them with cutting-edge knowledge and practical skills essential for modern rice cultivation.

The training programme aimed to enhance the farmers’ ability to cope with the challenges posed by climate change, reduce postharvest losses, and increase the value of their crops.

The event significantly enhanced farmers’ knowledge of rice varieties suited for Bihar’s climate, quality seed production, and effective farm planning. Sessions on weed, water, and nutrient management in Direct Seeded Rice (DSR), along with integrated pest and disease management, equipped participants with strategies to optimize resources and maximize yields. . Exposure visits to ISARC labs and the Farm Machinery Bank, along with demonstrations of precision agriculture techniques, offered insights into the latest technologies and practices.

Addressing the closing session, ISARC director Sudhanshu Singh said, “This training programme is a significant step towards empowering farmers with the tools they need to thrive in a changing climate while ensuring proper yield, income, and profitability.”

The participants expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to attend the training. QR Code

Published Date: June 9, 2024

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