CHES (ICAR-IIHR), Bhubaneswar organized Three days Training on Horticultural Technologies for livelihood and entrepreneurship development for tribal farmers during 13-15th March 2022 at IMAGE campus, Bhubaneswar. The main objective of the programme was to educate the participating farmers of the region for entrepreneurship development and livelihood security
During the inaugural session Dr. P Srinivas, Pr. Scientist & Co-PI, TSP delivered the welcome address highliting the essence of the training programme organised for more than 40 tribal beneficiariees from five tribal districts of odisha. Dr. G. C. Acharya, Head (I/C) & PI, TSP, addressed the gathering and enlightened the trainees on the contribution of CHES, Bhubaneswar for the development of horticultural sector in Odisha. He also advised trainees to adopt ICAR-IIHR technologies for higher economic returns. Guest of Honour Dr. M. Nedunchezhian, Head (I/C), RC-CTCRI, Bhubaneswar, highlighted the importance of inclusion of tuber crops in the tribal cropping systems of Odisha. Chief Guest of the session Prof. Arun Kumar Dash, Ex-Head, Division of Vegetable Science, OUAT, Bhubaneswar, appreciated the interest of the tribal participants in new horticultural technologies for livelihood and entrepreneurship development. Vote of thanks of the session was proposed by Dr. Deepa Samant, Scientist, CHES (ICAR-IIHR), Bhubaneswar.
During the programme, Dr G. C. Acharya Head (I/C) and PI, TSP delivered a lecture on, Selected horticultural technologies developed by CHES (ICAR-IIHR), Bhubaneswar suitable for livelihood and entrepreneurship development for tribal farmers of Odisha, while Dr. Kundan Kishore Pr. Scientist & Co-PI, TSP, delivered a lecture on Enhanced income opportunities and entrepreneurship through post-harvest processing of fruit crops suitable for tribal farmers of Odisha. Dr P Srinivas, Pr. Scientist & Co-PI, TSP delivered the Success of implementation of select horticultural technologies for livelihood and entrepreneurship development for tribal farmers in Gajapati district of Odisha. Sri S. Shivanna, Jackfruit trainer, Parivartan trust, Chikamangalur, Karnataka delivered an pictorial presentation on Post-harvest value addition of jackfruits for entrepreneurship development for supplementary income suitable for tribal farmers of Odisha.
Dr. B. Balakrishna, Pr. Scientist & Nodal officer, TSP, ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru delivered an online lecture on Selected ICAR-IIHR technologies suitable for tribal livelihood and entrepreneurship development in Odisha, and Dr Deepa Samant, Scientist (Fruit Science) (ICAR-IIHR), Bhubaneswar, on Post-harvest value addition of horticultural crops for livelihood enhancement and entrepreneurship development for tribal farmers of Odisha.
During the practical sessions, Dr P Srinivas, Sri S. Shivanna, and Mrs Puspa Panda, Prerana Shrot, Bhubaneswar, conducted a practical session on Post-harvest minimal processing of raw jackfruit for entrepreneurship development for supplementary income for tribal folks. Dr Kundan Kishore, Pr. Scientist, demonstrated of post-harvest processing of fruits in Post-harvest lab at CHES, Bhubaneswar, and Sri Singray Majhi, TO (Nursery) and Sri B. Paikaray, SSS (Nursery), CHES, (ICAR-IIHR), Bhubaneswar conducted training on Nursery activities for fruit and vegetable crops at CHES, Bhubaneswar. An exposure visit was also arranged for the beneficiaries to ICAR-Central Institute of Fresh Water Aquaculture and ICAR-Research Centre of Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Bhubaneswar. The progrmme was co-ordinated by Dr G C Acharya, and co-coordinated by Dr P Srinivas, and Dr Kundan Kishore.