A farmer-scientist interaction meet was organized by ICAR-IIWM, Bhubaneswar to celebrate International Women’s Day at ICAR-IIWM research farm, Deras on 8th March 2020. Importance of women in the field of agricultural water management was major topic of discussion. During interaction, women education, involvement of farm women in agricultural activities, water conservation methods, soil management options, horticultural activities, animal husbandry and possibilities of woman empowerment through agricultural entrepreneurship was discussed. Women farmers enquired about backyard farming, poultry, dairy and goat farming to enhance rural family income. Various government schemes for self help groups (SHGs) to ensure income were also informed to the farm women. The meeting was attended by 57 farm women from Haridamada, Chatabara, Jamujhari villages of Khurda district of Odisha. Dr. Pramod Kumar Panda, Dr Ranu Rani Sethi, Dr Debabrata Sethi, Dr Prativa Sahoo and Dr Partha Dev Ray participated in the discussion. The event was covered by news media and published in Samaj Newspaper on 9th March 2020.
Farmer-Scientist Interaction meet at ICAR-IIWM Deras farm, Mendhasal on occasion of International Women's day on 8th March 2020
Published in The Samaj, Bhubaneswar issue (Page No.10)