The Horticulture Research Station (HRS) of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) in association with the Hill Area Development Programme (HADP) organised a training programme to promote organic farming at Adhigaratty, near here, recently.

Role

Addressing the farmers, the Project Director, HADP, Mita Banerjee, said that eco-friendly schemes would be implemented in the Adhigaratty watershed. The Head, HRS, N. Selvaraj, highlighted the role of traditional food crops like ragi, saamai, beans etc in ensuring better health and a sustainable livelihood.

Food security

By cultivating such crops, food security can be ensured, he added.

The Project Director, Earth Trust, Vanya Orr, listed the benefits of integrated farming and underscored the need to increase the cattle population here.

Distribution of organic inputs by Ms. Banerjee marked the occasion.

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