Workshop to discuss issues facing agriculture sector

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, June 24:

The 7th national Outreach Research Workshop, organised by Outreach Research Division of Nepal Agriculture Research Council (NARC) began here in Kathmandu today. Primary objectives of the workshop are presenting results of various researches and experiments conducted at outreach research centres and on-farms and to formulate strategies to solve

problems emerging out of these presentations. Various outreach research-related papers on cereal crops, nutrients, physiology, grain legumes and oilseed crops, jute, livestock, plant protection, fodder and pastures, fisheries are to be presented in the workshop and discussions over these will be held.

The papers will particularly focus on generated technologies, environment-friendly and sustainable issues, resource conservation technologies, agricultural mechanisation, scaling up of successful technologies, participatory technology development, community seed multiplication, package of practices, organic manures, improved rice farming and farmer to farmer diffusion of technologies. Poverty alleviation from agricultural technology is the main focus of the workshop. More than 100 participants form National planning commission, department of agriculture, donor and cooperating agencies, national and international non government organisations are participating in the workshop. The programme was presided by Dularachan Sahu, executive director of NARC and Dr Harikrishna Upadhaya, member of National Planning Commission was the chief guest at the programme.