JORHAT, Dec 16 - A week-long training programme on �Agroforestry and Land Use Management� for scientists of Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), spread across India, got underway through virtual mode at the Rain Forest Research Institute, (Jorhat), at Sotai on Monday.
Twenty-seven participants were undergoing the training programme organized under the CAMPA-HRD project of the ICFRE.
Dr Sudhir Kumar, Deputy Director-General (Extension) of ICFRE, Dehradun, while speaking on the occasion, emphasized on doubling of farmers� income through the systems of agroforestry. He said that agroforestry satisfied all the basic needs of human civilization.
Dr Kumar appreciated the RFRI for organizing the training programme at the right juncture as the Central Government was working on the said areas.
Earlier, Dr RSC Jayaraj, Director, RFRI welcomed all the participants. Course Director of the training programme, Rajib Kumar Kalita informed that wide range of topics such as bamboo, shifting cultivation, agar based agroforestry, nutrient management, social forestry, role of generically improved species, medicinal and aromatic plants, biofertilizer, pest and disease managements etc. will be covered in the training.
Resource persons from various academic institutes of Assam and outside also will be imparting the training to the participants.