A workshop on best practices for farmers with a view to increase production and double incomes was held today, organised by the District Project Management Unit of South West Khasi Hills.
Besides improving incomes, the workshop also aimed at increasing the quality of life in rural areas by empowering villagers with knowledge and skills for sustainable natural resources management, planning and implementation of the plans for an increase productivity, providing an access to finance through financial institutions and credit linkage, formation of Integrated Village Cooperative Societies (IVCS) and others which would benefit the farmers through Meghalaya Livelihood and Access to Market Projects (MegLAMP).
While speaking on the occasion, Mayborn Diengdoh, Additional Deputy Commissioner, said that this workshop serves as a cradle to exchange views, formulate ideas, chalk out plans and put them into practice with a hope that, under the guidance of the Meghalaya Basin Development Authority and the support from other departments, the farmers will take a step forward.
There was also an exhibit of the products on the same day and 11 awards on best practices were given to as many IVCSs. There was also a technical session that featured a discussion between moderators and participants.
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