Norwegian Embassy Officials met the Resilience Project Stakeholders in Assam
Ms Marit Strand, Counsellor, and Ms Beate Langset, Counsellor, from the Norwegian Embassy, New Delhi, India, visited the RESILIENCE project field sites on November 3 and 4, 2022, to learn about the project interventions and their impact on the livelihoods of rural farmers.
The important project activities visited were:
Plant clinic session held in Gomariguri village of Golaghat district and interacted with men and women farmers on find out how the clinic supports them towards accessing timely and reliable plant health information.
Fields of the two unique paddy varieties introduced in the project site – one is purple rice variety, which is a sweet black variety and rich in antioxidants. The other variety is Numoli – a short-duration variety that farmers grow as an additional crop in the second season.
The Custom Hiring Centre interaction with men and women farmers on the use of farm machinery and how the Centre is enabling access.
Discussion with KVK partners for upscaling initiatives undertaken by the project.
Visited the Integrated Farming System Model in Ujjoni Bhorolua Village, Sivsagar district and discussed with men and women farmers about goatery, piggery, apiary, vermicompost, mushroom cultivation, fishery, duckery, and so on.
Interactions with users of the Village Knowledge Centre on the Dikhowmukh College premises in the Sibsagar site.
Finally, they reviewed the overall project progress and provided valuable inputs and suggestions to strengthen ongoing interventions.
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