ATREE Workshop for Farmers on Eco-friendly Farming Practices in Kuttanad

ATREE CERC in collaboration with Kerala State Agriculture Department organized a workshop on 'Environmental friendly farming practices for Kuttanad' on May 16th and May 17th, 2019 at Brookshore Hall, Moncompu.

The workshop aimed to address increased use of agrochemicals in agriculture fields and its likely consequences on the ecosystem and human wellbeing. The increase in the number of cancer patients in this region suggests overuse of chemicals and pesticides. 50 farmers from different areas of Kuttanad were invited to the workshop. These farmers will help spread awareness about eco-friendly farming practices among other farmers of Kuttanad. Experts from different departments like health and agriculture also led technical sessions .

The workshop concluded with a panel discussion which stated that there was a need to develop sustainable models to demonstrate eco-friendly farming practices in other parts of Kuttanad.

Adv. U Prathibha, MLA, Kayamkulam, Jojo T D, project coordinator,ATREE CERC, Reema Anand, program officer, Ajitha MS, project director, Kerala Centre for Pest Control Management (KCPM), George K Mathai, Deputy Director, Extension & Training, Leelakrishnan, Assistant Director of Agriculture, Ramankary, and farmers, P A Thomas and John presided over the workshop.

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